For this week, I chose Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles, out March 20, 2018!
When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.
The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.
Why I'm Waiting
To be honest, what really drew me to this book was the cover. I saw it on twitter, and I immediately added it to goodreads. But the synopsis is what is keeping me staying. I haven't read The Hate U Give, but the plot reminds me of it. Police brutality and racism is such an important topic, and I'm glad to see that YA novels about it are being published and getting attention! I do plan on reading The Hate U Give, but I have no idea when. Once I'm on a break from college, I might give it a go! :)
Are you looking forward to Tyler Johnson Was Here? What are some other books you would recommend that are within the same theme?
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!
Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!