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I'm Not Dying with You Tonight
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight | Kimberly Jones
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LisaLovesToRead
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I have family who like in Ferguson, and this book conjured up a lot from the time following Michael Brown‘s death. This felt authentic. Jones did a good job with this emotional read!

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MidnightBookGirl
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So good! I loved the dual narration and the way these two young women bond during a very traumatic night. Can't wait to discuss this is book club!

LisaLovesToRead I liked this one too! Thanks for logging it and jogging my memory that I read this one late last year. I joined this site in December & it‘s been tough to recollect all of the books I‘ve read! That‘s part of the appeal going forward that I can log them as I finish them! What‘s next on your list? 4d
MidnightBookGirl @LisaLovesToRead for February we're reading Don't Read the Comments by Eric Smith. He's coming to the bookstore for an event on February 1st, and he's a favorite human of ours. 4d
LisaLovesToRead Oh nice! Thanks for the head‘s up. I‘ll try to track that one down too. 4d
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Kimmypete1
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Listened to it in one sitting. It‘s a fast, thrilling, read from start to finish. Well done, every thing from the moment where Campbell and Lena meet to the end where every thing calms down.

I do wish there was more after, but I also get why there isn‘t.

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Kimmypete1
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Almost forgot to read this for YA Book Club next weekend! #YABookClub

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Eggbeater
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Two unlikely allies are thrown together, trying to survive being trapped in the middle of a riot situation. Lena and Campbell are unforgettably vivid characters that stick with you. An incredible, unputdownable book! You can tell the authors wrote this with compassion and a realistic view of our current times. It was a fast paced story that was on point in so many ways.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Texreader Amazing review!! 5d
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TheLibrarian
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Follows 2 high school students, Lena & Campbell, over the course of a few hours. Lena & Campbell aren‘t friends & hardly know each other. But one night at a football game a fight breaks out & soon the city is in chaos, forcing these two to rely on one another if they intend to survive the night.

Fast paced & told in alternating perspective, I‘m Not Dying with You Tonight shines a light on racial tension that is currently happening today.

magyklyXdelish DEFINITELY need to read this! Looks really good! 6d
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MidnightBookGirl
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Started this #audiobook late last night, and it's been hard to stop! Reading it for book club later this month.

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bliophile
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This book is fantastic, it is beautiful written with two narrators. This book highlights a massive divide among the americans because of the colour of their skin. Everyone is guilty of stereotyping and are not even aware that they are doing it and this is clear in this book.

I read this book as part of the big library read and i am really glad i did! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Latrelwhite
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Big Library read! Fast pace read!

Told in alternating chapters in the girls‘ distinct voices, I‘m Not Dying with You Tonight shows how Campbell‘s challenges are not quite the same as Lena‘s—and that the community‘s perception and prejudices of them both will either aid or hinder their journey. They may be together physically, but their paths are divergent because of their race.

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crazyspine
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I love this book for older middle school and high school. There was barely any cursing and although there is violence, it's not graphic.

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Hooked_on_books
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Campbell and Lena are pushed together when a violent fight starts at their high school football game and they seek shelter together. As they attempt to get to a safer place, they discover rioting in the streets. While an interesting premise, I found this a bit superficial and lacking the punch and depth of a book like The Hate You Give.

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MelissaSue81
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I had seen a blurb about this book awhile ago and thought it sounded good so when it was the #biglibraryread, I went ahead and downloaded it. A quick YA listen but with compelling fast moving storyline. The characters did lack some depth but I liked the story a lot.

CrowCAH Follow the hashtag and join the discussion! 2mo
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Clwojick
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Did anyone else feel like the ending was really rushed?

All in all, I did enjoy the book, but just wish the ending was a little longer. I still have so many questions! 🖤

Bookwormjillk Now that you mention it an epilogue or something would have been nice 2mo
marleed It definitely did no have the character development of THUG. 2mo
MelissaSue81 Yes. I really wanted to know what happened afterwards with the two girls 2mo
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Clwojick
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Putting a short pause on my #NFNov reads to take advantage of the fact that there‘s an audio version of this book included in the Big Library Read. Who else is reading this right now?

Bookwormjillk I just finished it over the weekend. I liked it. 2mo
Addison_Reads I downloaded it but haven't had a chance to start it yet. 2mo
TheRiehlDeal I should probably get into this as well. I missed the last one or two of these library reads. 2mo
MidnightBookGirl We'll be reading this one for the YA for adults book club I run through the bookstore. 2mo
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Just finished this up for this year's #BigLibraryRead. It felt a little thin in world-building and resolution, and the writing itself was underwhelming (especially coming straight out of The Hate U Give), but I think it could be a very useful text for middle grade and high school conversations about contemporary Black-white relations in the US.

CrowCAH Join the discussion, I‘m posting questions related to the book. 2mo
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leahsbookishobsession
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A timely read that could be all too real...the most interesting aspect of this book is being able to see through the eyes of each girl and knowing their thoughts throughout. Having each character written by a different author made the differences in the characters even more tangible. This is available at most Overdrive Libraries as part of the Big Library Read, but only through the 18th of November.

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WriterAtHeart
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It was a nice surprise to find my local library was participating in the Big Library Read so I could be apart of reading this story with others. This novel gives good perspective for YAs about different backgrounds as well why a race riot might begin.

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Literary.Gem37
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Goodreads: These girls are not friends
"When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together.They hardly understand the other's point of view. None of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night."

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Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when they only have each other to rely on.

Borrow the ebook or audiobook with no waitlists or holds. Join #BigLibraryRead (Nov. 4 -18) & check out the global discussion board: biglibraryread.com

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JoyBlue
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I'm so glad that #BigLibraryRead *finally* made audio available. Otherwise, I might have missed this book. While it clearly takes place in the present, the atmosphere reminds me of the '92 LA riots after the beating of Rodney King.

I liked the developing relationship between Lena and Campbell, as well as several supporting characters. While there isn't time for a lot of character development, I felt like I had enough to go on.

Addison_Reads I've been debating on listening to this one. You're the second good review I've seen posted today, so I think I'm going to go download it. ☺ 2mo
JoyBlue @Addison_Reads I hope you like it, too! Let me know what you think (good, bad, or indifferent). 2mo
CrowCAH Follow the hashtag and I‘ll be posting discussion questions everyday. 2mo
CrowCAH @Addison_Reads yes, please, join the discussion! 2mo
Addison_Reads @JoyBlue @CrowCAH I downloaded it today and will start it tomorrow. 😁 2mo
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JoyBlue
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This is the first time (according to my memory) that the audio edition has been included in #BigLibraryRead. Hooray! I'm in!

marleed I‘m going to participate as well. My first time in! 2mo
JoyBlue @marleed Yay!!!! 😎 😍 2mo
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MaggieCarr
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When both girls attend a Friday night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together. They aren't friends. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to make it through the night. #BigLibraryRead

CrowCAH Follow the hashtag and I‘ll be posting discussion questions everyday. 2mo
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Bette @rather_be_reading Thanks. I got the painting from my pottery teacher, she's amazing. I love it too. 3mo
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Quiet morning trying not to make noise while everyone sleeps in.
#sundaymorning #quietlyreading #bookntea

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ReadingSusan
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This book is fast paced and exhausting. The authors really brought forth the fear and scariness of this night. I liked the commentary on white privilege. I do wish it had gone a little deeper. But I really appreciated this book.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Lovesbooks87
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I love when there are surprises under the dust jackets. Lena and Campbell are high school students at a football game on a Friday night. When a fight breaks out at the game Lena and Campbell must work together to get to safety. The only way to get home safely is to go through the worse neighborhood. They are both determined that they are not dying tonight. I was on my edge of my seat hoping they would both make it home safely.

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