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"An astounding achievement. This novel is an incendiary experience, one that does not shy away from difficult questions about privilege and violence. But Jones and Segal don't hold our hands to provide us easy answers; this is a book meant to be devoured in a single sitting and discussed for years to come." - Mark Oshiro, Schneider Family Book Award Winner - 2019 for Anger is a Gift
"I'm Not Dying With You Tonight is a powerful examination of privilege, and how friends are often found in surprising places. Jones and Segal have penned a page-turning debut, as timely as it is addictive." - David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Mosquitoland and Kids of Appetite
"This is a book that is sure to make young readers think, highlighting the importance of understanding different perspectives as its chapters alternate between Lena's and Campbell's points of view. An eye-opening read that will be useful for starting conversations in group settings." - Booklist
"An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact." - Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give
"This co-written novel delivers an explosive story, exploring complicated issues as two girls try to survive a horrifying evening. It's not to be missed." - Paste Magazine
"This YA novel is important reading for both teenagers and adults alike." - HelloGiggles
"Segal and Jones have proven themselves a dynamic duo in crafting this fast-paced, honest, and page-turning YA novel...Librarians will want to -purchase this -relevant and discussion--worthy YA -novel." - School Library Journal
"Captivating and poignant, I'm Not Dying With You Tonight will stay with you long after you turn the last page." - Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times bestselling author of This is Where It Ends
"A vital addition to the YA race relations canon." - Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin
About the Author
Gilly Segal spent her college years in Israel and served in the IDF. She is currently a lawyer for an advertising agency. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit gillysegal.com.
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- Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire (6 August 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1492678899
- ISBN-13 : 978-1492678892
- Reading age : 14 - 17 years
- Item Weight : 386 g
- Dimensions : 14.61 x 3.81 x 21.59 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
Best Sellers Rank:
#806,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #76,266 in Children's Literature & Fiction (Books)
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Prior to starting this book, during the masterclass, I heard Jones and Segal talking about the main two characters, Lena and Campbell. I was invested in these characters through hearing the authors speak, especially when they talked about how politically aware their MCs are and how this is different from being politically active.
I'm Not Dying With You Tonight follows two high-school girls--one black, one white--as an argument at their school turns into shootings and a riot that spreads across many parts of the town. These two girls are trying to get home and have to rely on each other to survive. Lena and Campbell aren't friends prior to this and in a lot of parts, neither understands the other's view. Campbell cannot understand at first why Lena, who is Black, is rightfully fearful of the police, and Lena cannot understand Campbell's (who is white) poverty. This book directly tackles racism and police brutality toward Black people and it's an informative and enlightening read. A very important read.
It's an addictive read and so, so powerful. I think it took me just over a day to read it. It's a powerful novel, and while I did find parts of it to be very plot-driven rather than character-driven, both Lena and Campbell are well-developed. Given the nature of this book, I do think it needs to be plot-driven, so it's not a criticism, as it's literally about how these two girls survive and depend on each other, when events out of their control are thrown at them.
The conversation on racism that this book delivers is the strongest part of this book--and I believe that's its intention. This book highlights the ignorance of white people as well as subtly-racist attitudes that are prevalent. It also speaks on socioeconomic issues too, like poverty.
I highly recommend this book.
There were points in the book where I felt sorry for Campbell and Lena. They both had assumptions about each other that were clearly not true but despite all, the girls knew the reality. What a world we live in where the views of children and young people are misguided, marred and maimed before they can even think rationally for themselves? Wonderful book, keep up the good work.