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Tyler Johnson Was Here
Tyler Johnson Was Here | Jay Coles
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glitterkitty459
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#currentlyreading this morning 📚🌸

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natalieebloom
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As a middle school teacher, I was excited to find a book that was similar to The Hate U Give, but at a little bit of a lower reading level/page number. It was a great read (definitely a page turner) and the narrator, Marvin, has an awesome voice. However, I was very aware that it was a young adult book while I was reading it - it felt a little over-dramatized to me and lacked some character development. I‘d still recommend it to Angie Thomas fans!

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MrsGreen
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I recently finished listening to this heart-wrenching story. The narrator is Tyler‘s twin who watches his brothers demise but that does NOT lead to his death. The gritty raw edge of this black teenage boy will grab you by the throat and make you think. Hard.

I absolutely recommend.

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Coles delivers a resonating debut that deserves as much recognition as the popular social justice centered YA releases of the year. Though slow leading to the story's turning point, it is a timely, heartwrenching glimpse into brotherhood, grief and racism but also a reminder that even in the darkest moments following a loved one's death, we as survivors must continue that legacy and still forge our own.

⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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Diamond9742
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Good book! Twin brothers who lose their bond. They both end up at a party and one dies🤭

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mdemanatee
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Chirp Chirp it‘s my alma matter!

Bianca He's only twenty-two! 11mo
mdemanatee @Bianca I know! Though I wasn‘t in the English department, I was a TA in the theatre department for years. Last year was the first graduating class I didn‘t know at all and it hit me hard. 11mo
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chelreads
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The cover of this book makes me wish my Kindle wasn‘t just black and white! #80in18 🌺🌼🌿🌻🌸

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Jbakesmcgee3
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This book started just so-so for me but by then end I was all sorts of in my feels. Great YA book and MAN what an awesome cover!

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Techteacher
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It‘s been a long time since I read a book in 24hrs but this one I couldn‘t put down.

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Jbakesmcgee3
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Back in Chicago after a week at my parents‘ house in Michigan 🤩

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Mem_ugh
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#yawednesday @TheFunkyBookworm I love celebrating culture/diversity! Diversify your bookshelves!!

Tyler Johnson Was Here is on my tbr pile but it sounds so good, not to mention it has one of the most beautiful covers I‘ve ever encountered. Moxie is a super good tale of what happens when girls get tired of being pushed around, it also made me reminisce on my riotgrrrl days.

Biensoul Both on my TBR list!!! 12mo
TheFunkyBookworm Stacking both- love it! Thank you for participating 💜💜💜 12mo
Mem_ugh @Biensoul Yessss!! I hope you like them! 12mo
Mem_ugh @TheFunkyBookworm Absolutely! This was such a great prompt, I had tons of titles to choose from but I tried to pick books that others hadn‘t mentioned. 12mo
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This book felt very of this moment. It dealt with police brutality against young unarmed black men. The main character‘s voice was strong. But the way the plot progressed did not flow for me. And I felt the book, in pursuing its message, tried to put too much in.

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bibliocurl
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Yet another book about the prevalence of police brutality ☹️

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Fancypants
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A book about police violence and dealing with loss. Along the lines of “The Hate U Give” but written from the point of view of a boy - and definitely a different path on the issue. Definitely worth a read.

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ambam1987
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Current Read.

What are you reading this weekend?

ReadingSusan I really want to read this one! I am currently reading 1y
ambam1987 @ReadingSusan it‘s a very quick read, couldn‘t put it down 1y
Marla This book is heartbreaking. It made me cry. 13mo
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Kelly
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Even more Friday night plans!

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LibrarianRyan
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I do love this cover, but it is very girly. All those flowers over a tough (or maybe venerable ) looking guy. It intrigues me.

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#coverlove #YAedition

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Citymouse
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This is book is so good I went right past my bus stop reading it.