Waiting on Wednesday | #54


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. If you click on the cover, it will have a link to its Goodreads page. 

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Tyler Johnson Was Here

It is expected to be released on March 20,  2018,  by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

I knew this is one of the books that will hit me so hard once I first heard of it. After the stories by Angie Thomas and Nic Stone, I knew we need more stories like this to make an impact. I know this book will be one of them. 

I love the cover. Beautiful artwork. I love how the typography works with busy patterns of colorful flowers and Tyler standing there. Perfect. I cannot wait to see the book itself in person. 

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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