Tyler Johnson Was Here

Tyler Johnson Was Here

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 When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But wh...

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Title:Tyler Johnson Was Here
Author:Jay Coles
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Tyler Johnson Was Here
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:299 pages pages

Tyler Johnson Was Here Reviews

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Mar 18, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

  • Erica
    Mar 20, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...

    For a book about a black life that mattered, I know nothing about Tyler Johnson or his twin brother, Marvin. This entire story is about Marvin and his twin brother, Tyler, and how they matter. I feel about this the same way I feel about I Am Alfonso Jones - the story is going to res...

  • Rena
    Sep 12, 2017

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...

    For a book about a black life that mattered, I know nothing about Tyler Johnson or his twin brother, Marvin. This entire story is about Marvin and his twin brother, Tyler, and how they matter. I feel about this the same way I feel about I Am Alfonso Jones - the story is going to res...

    This cover... ? Dewey's #Readathon Book 2 - I had only 100 or so pages left to read, so I finished this one pretty quickly. I have thoughts about Tyler Johnson Was Here, and I'll leave them here later... ...

  • K.
    Apr 05, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

  • Malia
    Apr 27, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

  • Aneta Bak
    Feb 19, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...

    For a book about a black life that mattered, I know nothing about Tyler Johnson or his twin brother, Marvin. This entire story is about Marvin and his twin brother, Tyler, and how they matter. I feel about this the same way I feel about I Am Alfonso Jones - the story is going to res...

    This cover... ? Dewey's #Readathon Book 2 - I had only 100 or so pages left to read, so I finished this one pretty quickly. I have thoughts about Tyler Johnson Was Here, and I'll leave them here later... ...

    People will try to convince you that you don?t deserve to live. That you don't deserve to exist. They?ll ignore your voice. Lock you up. They?ll even kill you to take you out of this world. And through it all, you have to fight. Fight to remind yourself that you do matter. Th...

    Jay Coles is a voice we need in YA today, and you bet your ass I am going to read this book. And I will more likely than not be pushing this on everyone I meet once I have done so. I need this immediately ...

    Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow I literally could not put that down ...

    ?All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White folks always make it about them.? 3.5 stars TW: police brutality, gun violence, death, racism The Writing I found the descriptions in the writing to be a bit s...

    HELLO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! ...

    Grab a box of tissues and get ready for a waterfall of tears. Tyler Johnson Was Here is such an important read. I can?t stress it enough. No matter what colour your skin is, or what country you are in, I really think you should give this novel a read, it may change the way you loo...

  • Ricky
    Jan 19, 2017

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Sep 12, 2017

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Sep 15, 2017

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

  • Jazmen
    Mar 21, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

  • chloe ✨
    Jul 16, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

  • C.G. Drews
    Apr 14, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

  • Patty
    Sep 14, 2017

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...

    For a book about a black life that mattered, I know nothing about Tyler Johnson or his twin brother, Marvin. This entire story is about Marvin and his twin brother, Tyler, and how they matter. I feel about this the same way I feel about I Am Alfonso Jones - the story is going to res...

    This cover... ? Dewey's #Readathon Book 2 - I had only 100 or so pages left to read, so I finished this one pretty quickly. I have thoughts about Tyler Johnson Was Here, and I'll leave them here later... ...

    People will try to convince you that you don?t deserve to live. That you don't deserve to exist. They?ll ignore your voice. Lock you up. They?ll even kill you to take you out of this world. And through it all, you have to fight. Fight to remind yourself that you do matter. Th...

    Jay Coles is a voice we need in YA today, and you bet your ass I am going to read this book. And I will more likely than not be pushing this on everyone I meet once I have done so. I need this immediately ...

    Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow I literally could not put that down ...

    ?All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White folks always make it about them.? 3.5 stars TW: police brutality, gun violence, death, racism The Writing I found the descriptions in the writing to be a bit s...

    HELLO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! ...

  • Lola
    Feb 14, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Apr 05, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

  • Abida's Book Adventures
    Mar 27, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Aug 02, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...

    For a book about a black life that mattered, I know nothing about Tyler Johnson or his twin brother, Marvin. This entire story is about Marvin and his twin brother, Tyler, and how they matter. I feel about this the same way I feel about I Am Alfonso Jones - the story is going to res...

    This cover... ? Dewey's #Readathon Book 2 - I had only 100 or so pages left to read, so I finished this one pretty quickly. I have thoughts about Tyler Johnson Was Here, and I'll leave them here later... ...

    People will try to convince you that you don?t deserve to live. That you don't deserve to exist. They?ll ignore your voice. Lock you up. They?ll even kill you to take you out of this world. And through it all, you have to fight. Fight to remind yourself that you do matter. Th...

    Jay Coles is a voice we need in YA today, and you bet your ass I am going to read this book. And I will more likely than not be pushing this on everyone I meet once I have done so. I need this immediately ...

    Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow I literally could not put that down ...

    ?All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White folks always make it about them.? 3.5 stars TW: police brutality, gun violence, death, racism The Writing I found the descriptions in the writing to be a bit s...

    HELLO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! ...

    Grab a box of tissues and get ready for a waterfall of tears. Tyler Johnson Was Here is such an important read. I can?t stress it enough. No matter what colour your skin is, or what country you are in, I really think you should give this novel a read, it may change the way you loo...

    My heart ached the whole time I read this. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a vivid and heartbreaking portrait of grief, loss, and a young black teen navigating his life after it is turned upside down following a fatal act of police brutality. - This book explores how police brutality in t...

  • Emma Giordano
    Nov 12, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

  • ambsreads
    Mar 22, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

  • Cody Roecker
    Jan 20, 2017

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...

    For a book about a black life that mattered, I know nothing about Tyler Johnson or his twin brother, Marvin. This entire story is about Marvin and his twin brother, Tyler, and how they matter. I feel about this the same way I feel about I Am Alfonso Jones - the story is going to res...

    This cover... ? Dewey's #Readathon Book 2 - I had only 100 or so pages left to read, so I finished this one pretty quickly. I have thoughts about Tyler Johnson Was Here, and I'll leave them here later... ...

    People will try to convince you that you don?t deserve to live. That you don't deserve to exist. They?ll ignore your voice. Lock you up. They?ll even kill you to take you out of this world. And through it all, you have to fight. Fight to remind yourself that you do matter. Th...

    Jay Coles is a voice we need in YA today, and you bet your ass I am going to read this book. And I will more likely than not be pushing this on everyone I meet once I have done so. I need this immediately ...

  • Romie
    Apr 21, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...

    For a book about a black life that mattered, I know nothing about Tyler Johnson or his twin brother, Marvin. This entire story is about Marvin and his twin brother, Tyler, and how they matter. I feel about this the same way I feel about I Am Alfonso Jones - the story is going to res...

    This cover... ? Dewey's #Readathon Book 2 - I had only 100 or so pages left to read, so I finished this one pretty quickly. I have thoughts about Tyler Johnson Was Here, and I'll leave them here later... ...

    People will try to convince you that you don?t deserve to live. That you don't deserve to exist. They?ll ignore your voice. Lock you up. They?ll even kill you to take you out of this world. And through it all, you have to fight. Fight to remind yourself that you do matter. Th...

  • Obsidian
    May 08, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Oct 19, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

  • Aleksandra
    Apr 03, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

  • Rachel Strolle
    Nov 08, 2017

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...

    For a book about a black life that mattered, I know nothing about Tyler Johnson or his twin brother, Marvin. This entire story is about Marvin and his twin brother, Tyler, and how they matter. I feel about this the same way I feel about I Am Alfonso Jones - the story is going to res...

    This cover... ? Dewey's #Readathon Book 2 - I had only 100 or so pages left to read, so I finished this one pretty quickly. I have thoughts about Tyler Johnson Was Here, and I'll leave them here later... ...

    People will try to convince you that you don?t deserve to live. That you don't deserve to exist. They?ll ignore your voice. Lock you up. They?ll even kill you to take you out of this world. And through it all, you have to fight. Fight to remind yourself that you do matter. Th...

    Jay Coles is a voice we need in YA today, and you bet your ass I am going to read this book. And I will more likely than not be pushing this on everyone I meet once I have done so. I need this immediately ...

    Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow I literally could not put that down ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 11, 2017

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Apr 23, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

  • Nadia
    Jun 24, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...

    For a book about a black life that mattered, I know nothing about Tyler Johnson or his twin brother, Marvin. This entire story is about Marvin and his twin brother, Tyler, and how they matter. I feel about this the same way I feel about I Am Alfonso Jones - the story is going to res...

    This cover... ? Dewey's #Readathon Book 2 - I had only 100 or so pages left to read, so I finished this one pretty quickly. I have thoughts about Tyler Johnson Was Here, and I'll leave them here later... ...

    People will try to convince you that you don?t deserve to live. That you don't deserve to exist. They?ll ignore your voice. Lock you up. They?ll even kill you to take you out of this world. And through it all, you have to fight. Fight to remind yourself that you do matter. Th...

    Jay Coles is a voice we need in YA today, and you bet your ass I am going to read this book. And I will more likely than not be pushing this on everyone I meet once I have done so. I need this immediately ...

    Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow I literally could not put that down ...

    ?All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White folks always make it about them.? 3.5 stars TW: police brutality, gun violence, death, racism The Writing I found the descriptions in the writing to be a bit s...

  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    Mar 22, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

  • ❛jingle bell rock❜ (kayla)
    Jun 10, 2018

    Review to come! CW: racism, police brutality, gang violence, drug use, death/grief ...

    ?People don?t fucking know that black folks were never included in all. All-American means white. All-inclusive means white. All lives means white lives. It?s bullshit. White dolls always make it about them, and I?m pissed that they?re trying to mask their hatred with these ...

    This is such a heartwrenching (and important) read. And I am just a bucket of sad right now...this one hit hard. I'm really glad books like this are getting published (and #ownvoices narratives are so important) so when I say "this is depressing" I don't mean it's something that should...

    THIS COVER i love that ya puts soft black boys on their covers now i love it ...

    ??The human heart is like a sponge. There?s a way to squeeze out all the hurt you don?t want. And somewhere in that hurting heart of yours,?? she says, ??you?ll find some strength to go on.?? The Hate U Give meets Dear Martin. 3.5 stars. This is not a mystery ...

    Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Powerful. Content warnings: This book deals with topics like police brutality and racism. There is some drug dealing. There are a couple of instances where a parent threatens physical punishment toward their child. Grief is a major theme. If it is harmful t...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow, I really wasn't a fan of this one at all and that bums me out, because I was fully expecting to love TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE. Since my feelings about this are so complicated and the subject matter is so delicate, I'm g...

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow ...

    This is a difficult review to write, and I am slightly conflicted. I give Tyler Johnson Was Here four stars, because this book tells an important and sadly all too relevant story. Again and again, we hear the disturbing reports of police brutality, of people being murdered for nothing ...

    ?I?ve spent too much time wondering what people think of me and spent so long trying to look good enough for Dodson, for white people, for Mama, for everyone except myself. And I think it?s my time to finally be who I am, who I want to be? This tackles racism and police bru...

    Jay Coles may be young, but don't you dare count that against him. Not when he's got a debut novel so stark and powerful as this one. Cut from much the same cloth as All American Boys, The Hate U Give, and Dear Martin, Tyler Johnson Was Here brings Black Lives Matter to the forefront o...

    I hated this book with everything in me. And by that, I mean it?s easily one of my favorite books of all-time. Tyler Johnson Was Here is the story of a teen, Marvin Johnson, whose twin brother, Tyler, goes missing and is later found dead. Tyler Johnson Was Here is a story of the t...

    Review to come. ...

    I struggled with this rating, but honestly, a good intent doesn't mean a thing if I cannot get into your book. Coles takes on the "Black Lives Matter" movement with "Tyler Johnson Was Here." I saw some people giving lip service to this being just like "The Hate U Give." Honestly...

    I feel dehydrated from crying ...

    Warning: This is not a political review by any means. This is just my honest thoughts and opinions about this book. Please do not feel offended by anything that I have written. AHHHH this book is amazing!!! I have never cried so much in my life before (except when I'm cutting an oni...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here is amazing book and definitely one of my favorite reads of the year! It's beautifully written, the characters are complex and their relationships are realistic. It's a YA contemporary about life, grief, anger and hurt black people have to live with and through in...

    Trigger warnings: racism, police brutality, violence, gun violence, death of a sibling, authority figures who shouldn't be in positions of authority oh my God I am so mad right now. Ow, my feelings. Okay, first of all, can we please talk about how stunning this cover is? Becaus...

    DNF @ 35% Y'all ever have those books that you just KNOW are going to be so amazing and beautiful and then you start it and it's like you get hit by a big o'le "NOPE" train?! That's exactly how I felt with this book. I was expecting something empowering and moving and uhmmmmmm I was...

    Tyler Johnson Was Here--did not come to be politically correct, or racially ambiguous. Tyler Johnson came to tell an ugly truth, and made no qualms about sharing its blackness, in it's raw and true form. Tyler Johnson Was Here is an experience I found both realistic and painful. It ...

    4.5/5.0 STARS! RTC ...