• Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal a #Cybils YA Fiction Finalist


I’m Not Dying with You Tonight

im not dying with you tonight

I’m not Dying with You Tonight was a finalist in the Cybils YA Fiction category and WOW! what a fast ride! I love books that start up on the action immediately and this book did not disappoint. It’s a fast read and had my stomach in knots the whole time.

Lena and Campbell aren’t friends.

Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she’s going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school.

When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together.

They aren’t friends. They hardly understand the other’s point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they’re going to survive the night.

You get a glimpse into the mindset of each person and it’s so interesting, especially if you recognize yourself in the situation. So many options for teaching with this book. I’m glad I read it.

Also qualifies for the Diversity Reading Challenge!