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We Are Not Like Them
We Are Not Like Them | Christine Pride
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Chelleo
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Although I wasn‘t really in the mood to read this, I‘m glad I did. The authors presented interesting perspectives on the police killing of an unarmed black boy through the eyes of two best friends. One a Black news reporter covering the story and the other, the white wife of one of the officers involved in the shooting. #audiobook #Blitsy

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MindyK59
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This was a good book. I read it for my book club. Two lifelong friends, one white and one black, find themselves in a situation where the white woman‘s husband, who is a policeman, is accused of killing an unarmed black teenager. The black woman is a reporter who is covering the story. The story is told from their alternating viewpoints. The story is pulled from today‘s headlines and provided much discussion at our book club meeting.

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ashleyn
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They kept calling me angry and power hungry. As if that's an insult! Hell yes, I'm angry! Yes, I'm power hungry! That's supposed to be a bad thing?....If I were a man, they'd be celebrating me for that. That's why my philosophy is WWWMD?

What would a white man do?

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Areader2
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Two childhood interracial friends Riley and Jen who face a test of friendship and also explores both of their personal journeys This powerful,moving and relatable story brings attention to such important issues racism,biases,police brutality.this book demands everyones attention,how sad these conversations still need to be had but they do and are still so important!
I reached my goal for #marvellousmay

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Bookpearl
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Time to decompress…it‘s been one of those days! 3 more days until spring break!! Am I the only one whose bookshelves look a mess right now? 😩

Nute My bookshelves were always well organized for a very long time, but since I have run out of shelving room and now that I try to shove books into any tiny space available there is no longer any organization.😕 Good luck with your reorganization! 8mo
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thebluestocking
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01. We Are Not Like Them; Harlem Shuffle
02. Library holds, for the most part
03. Nine Perfect Strangers

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Roary47
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4✨ Whew that was deep. Basically about a white cop, and a black unarmed 14 year old boy who was shot. There is so much layering since these are not even the main characters. The content was heavy and the writing was expertly crafted to bring all the emotions to the surface. #OnceUponaBookClub

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Roary47
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This #onceuponabookclub read is deep! That first gift got me in the feels and I had to stop for the night. 😭💔

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MyNamesParadise
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Finished this on Dec. 23rd. I‘ve heard the criticism that this book‘s intended audience is for white women in book clubs & I can see where that is accurate. Definitely a hot topic for a book: a friendship between a white (Jen) & black woman (Riley) is put to the test when Jen‘s husband is a cop who is charged w/the murder of an unarmed black teen. The story alternates between Jen & Riley.I found the ending to be too neat for this complex a topic.

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beanz
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Beautifully written book about a friendship between two women (with different opinions) who need to navigate through complex issues

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Bookish_Gal
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This was a very deep book about how two best friends are affected -incredibly different- from the same social justice event. In all of it. The alternating narrative does wonders showing the inner turmoil of both. I could feel each women‘s trouble with handling it, and each other. They never talked about race growing up. What hit hardest was that Jen grew up color blind, like myself, so she doesn‘t really understand. End was quick; felt real
#ouabc

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Bookish_Gal
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This is so heavy it‘s difficult to read. But that‘s exactly why it needs to be read. This book is right on with how I hear people talk and react in real life situations. It‘s all here, on both sides. Which is what I think the best part about this story so far. That you‘re really getting both sides anguish. White wife of cop who shot the kid, and black news reporter. We‘ll have to see how their friendship fares in it all.
#onceuponabookclub #ouabc

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Bookish_Gal
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This is a very heavy sounding book for coming into the holiday season. Two women, best friends from childhood, one white one black, finds themselves at odds. That bond is tested when the one woman‘s cop husband is caught up in the shooting of an unarmed black teen. So this story capitulates both woman‘s future in to the air. It sounds like a conversation on race, which neither had growing up. Sounds like a fair “today” book
#ouabc

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Mpcacher
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This is a powerful story about the friendship of two women, one black and one white. When the white woman's cop husband is involved in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager and the black woman is assigned to the story as a reporter - the friendship is tested. It is a wonderful read and one that I really enjoyed. I gave it 4.5/5.

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squirrelbrain
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I enjoyed this but it did have a couple of issues. Trying to portray both sides of the issue (shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman) actually diminished the message, as did the fact that the case didn‘t reach trial.

THUG did it better, but I still preferred this to Such a Fun Age, which to me was incredibly clumsy and didactic; this was less so, but was still a bit forced.

3.5 stars

TrishB Great review Helen 👍🏻 13mo
Megabooks I think I‘ll skip this. Thanks! 13mo
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Cinfhen
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A compelling read but a little forced, lacks subtly. Seems to be written in order to have a reaction but that‘s not a bad thing. A bit too much in the vein of Jodi Picoult 🙄Two childhood friends are forced to confront race and social justice when an unarmed black boy is shot by a white police officer. A story that grabs you from the opening pages. Told from each friend‘s POV. Great narration.

squirrelbrain Great review - I‘ll still read this, but perhaps won‘t rush to it after both your and @TrishB ‘s reviews… 13mo
Cinfhen Thanks @squirrelbrain it‘s definitely worth picking up from #Scribd - it was a good listen 🎧 13mo
squirrelbrain I have it as a #netgalley ARC Cindy, so really should have read it before now but never mind! 😁 13mo
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TrishB Agree totally! I felt like it had important messages but was using a sledge hammer to make sure you knew about them! 13mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @squirrelbrain i do think it was written with bookclub‘s in mind @TrishB 13mo
britt_brooke Great review! 13mo
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Cinfhen
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I totally get what @TrishB said the other day. This book was written with every intention of raising talking points - and I think we both agree, that‘s perfectly fine. I‘m enjoying audio but it does tend to feel a little relentless. Starting to drag in parts but still very compelling.

TrishB If it helps! Though I also did want to say to the 2 MCs, what, you‘ve never talked about race to each other. Is that believable? 13mo
Cinfhen Yeah, that‘s an interesting point. Im curious to learn more about the author‘s backstory @TrishB and im LOVING all the Philly connections 13mo
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TrishB
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I am still processing everything in this book. Many, many things to discuss. I‘ve always thought we can never change anything without dialogue. This doesn‘t underestimate how difficult this can be and how we shy away from it when it makes us uncomfortable.
This books throws the stereotypes on the table and says come on then- let‘s talk about it.

Crazeedi Talking and discussing is good, need more!! 14mo
CarolynM Sounds interesting 14mo
Cathythoughts Sounds really interesting, stacking 14mo
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TrishB
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Excuse me!!?? In the book I brought from Waterstones yesterday.

KristiAhlers Oh that makes me sad when you get books like that. I‘ve started paging through to make sure mine aren‘t damaged. 14mo
bibliobliss ☹️ 14mo
LeahBergen Nooo! 14mo
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Birdsong28 I would take that back 📚📖 14mo
Leftcoastzen Grrrrr 14mo
Bookwormjillk 🤬🤬🤬 14mo
Soubhiville Nooooo! 14mo
charl08 Oh no! 14mo
MaureenMc Nooo! 14mo
Ruthiella 😭😡 14mo
squirrelbrain 😱 14mo
Nute Oh, no!😭 14mo
GingerAntics Absolutely unacceptable. 14mo
Suet624 😳😳😳 14mo
Lindy 😬 yikes 😱 14mo
DGRachel That‘s awful! I hope you can take it back! 14mo
TrishB @DGRachel I didn‘t buy it locally and not sure how I‘d be able to show I didn‘t do it. Not that I‘m in the habit of damaging my own books of course! 14mo
TrishB @Lindy 😁 unbelievable! 14mo
DGRachel I‘m so sorry. That‘s the worst. 😔 And what a weird place for damage. 14mo
TrishB @DGRachel that‘s what I thought! It‘s like page 200 and I just can‘t figure out how it would happen. 14mo
BethM Maybe it fell open somewhere and got picked up wrong? 14mo
Megabooks 👎🏻👎🏻 14mo
Reggie Lol I love the outraged support in the upper comments. Lol awesome. 14mo
TrishB @Reggie I gasped when I turned the page. Showed hubby, who just sort of laughed. I knew my Litsy community would be there for me 😁 14mo
TrishB @BethM could be 🤷‍♀️ 14mo
TrishB @Megabooks I know 😁 14mo
CarolynM That's so annoying 😡 I agree you'd be within your rights to take it back, but whether or not they'd accept it as a fault in the book is another matter. The last 2 books I've got through online ordering have had marks on the cover, irritating but not worth going through the process of returning. 14mo
Cathythoughts 😡 14mo
Centique I don‘t know anything about book printing and binding these days, so just a huge guess, but I reckon that‘s been made by the machinery during manufacture. If so there may have been a few other returns already and maybe getting it replaced won‘t be so hard. 14mo
Centique PS for years I wrote the Returns policy and staff training modules for a large retailer (not books) so I‘m more than a little bit pushy about getting refunds and replacements for myself 😜 14mo
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TrishB
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Today‘s book haul ♥️
Top one is my daughters- but we both liked the look of it so will definitely swap.

Crazeedi Cover crush for that book on top!❤ 14mo
LeahBergen I like the cover on the one on the right! 14mo
jenniferw88 *breathes sigh of relief* none of these are in your package 😂 hoping to send Tuesday! 14mo
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Cathythoughts These all look good !! @jenniferw88 I know ! …. We are watching you Trishb😂😘 14mo
TrishB @Crazeedi @LeahBergen they are both lovely ❤️ 14mo
TrishB @jenniferw88 @Cathythoughts whoops! Phew…. 14mo
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