Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read this advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal
There wasn’t anything about this book that I didn’t like. We alternate between two POVs, Campbell’s and Lena’s. One being a white girl, new to the school and town. The other being a black girl who has style and popularity. Their lives begin to intertwine when they’re both attending a school football game. When a fight breaks out and leads to shots being fired, they both work together to figure out how to escape the danger. On their way to meeting up with Lena’s boyfriend, Black, to get a ride home, they get mixed up in a protest turned riot downtown.
The whole story is fast paced and action packed. I also became invested in the characters and was curious to see how their stories progressed. This story does a great job holding it’s own amongst other great YA books addressing race relations.
I enjoyed that they had two different POVs from two different girls experiencing the same thing. I liked how their friendship blossomed under the circumstances. I was also satisfied with the conclusion of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed or is planning to read Dear Martin or The Hate U Give.
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