Title: I’m Not Dying With You Tonight
Series: Stand Alone
Author: Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Barnes & Noble September YA book club book choice of the month.
I enjoyed this read very much! I looked forward to reading this story every time I open the book. I loved how fast-paced the story was and how much action that was flowing thru the story.
We have two main characters that are completely the opposite of each other and how they see things in the world, they both are seniors at McPherson High School who both attend to the football game on a Friday night. We have Lena, who is not shy about her feelings and speaks her mind. She has a best friend name Lashunda and a boyfriend that goes by the name Black who is not in high school and is a bit older than Lena.
Campbell is the new girl in school and the new girl in the neighborhood. She is a bit more conservative and shy and keeps to herself with her thoughts. She was originally living with her mother but since her mom took a job outside of the country Campbell had to move with her dad. Her dad owns a hardware store in the neighborhood.
At the football game, we have both girls attend, Lena is watching the game and we have Campbell who is working the concession stand. A fight breaks out and both girls end up getting stuck with each other where this fight is getting out of control where there is gunshots, police officers not able to control the fight and the fight gets more serious where it is leading out to the neighborhoods and is now a straight riot.
Both girls need to get home safely and stick together on this wild adventure who needs to look out for each other in this crazy riot that breaks out in the streets. The writing of the story was well written where I can perfectly vison the scenes in my head like a movie. I enjoyed the story and how we get to read the girl’s view of each chapter to know what was going on in their head while everything was happening.
I really don’t like Lena’s boyfriend Black, I really think he was shady and didn’t seem to care for Lena’s safety when everything was getting out of control however the ending of the story with them kinda left me wondering what Lena was gonna do with her relationship with him.
The ending of the story was good and was something I wasn’t expecting to happen, I’m pretty satisfied how everything ended not leaving me wondering about so many things.
Ready to survive this night?