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BUDDY READ: Contemporary/Romance > Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles --> Starting 26th May

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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48915 comments Mod
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.



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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48915 comments Mod
I also like the swearing XD It's realistic.


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So much violence in that neighbourhood :/


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This book is making me so bloody angry.


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56% (view spoiler) This is going to be a very ranty review..


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48915 comments Mod
This is such an intense book. It's so real though, different to the normal book that's for sure! So much family dynamic during their grief.


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48915 comments Mod
I honestly think because of the emotions this book gives me I can either give it 5 stars or 1. I really hate this book but love it.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48915 comments Mod
It's really weird how this is now set later this year, 2018. I'd rather it be set 10 years in the future XD It just makes me feel weird.


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48915 comments Mod
Review: I'm really unsure of what rating to give this book. It made me feel so much hate, and it's that reason that I either want to give it 1 star or 5 stars. I know it's what we were supposed to feel, but I just hated it so much. The racism made me so angry. I did not enjoy this book. The fact that it was all centered around the white people in some way belittling or separating the black people just made me entirely angry. Yes I'm glad I read this book but I don't really want to read anything like it again. This anger isn't good for me.
The protest in this book was very inspiring, but it's so hard to believe that the cops were there to protect them when really they just wanted to 'rid the streets of the thugs' aka kill the black people.
Once again, I really loved the family dynamic, and the friendships. I liked the relationship that blossomed, and I love how Marvin always showed his true colours. He's such an honest character, saying what he thinks and feels. And as soon as he realised he didn't want what other people did for him, he did something about it. None of this denial shit. I really like him as a MC. We need more people like him.


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48915 comments Mod
It even makes me angry thinking about it XD


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