When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean....
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Tyler Johnson Was Here Reviews
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 wasn't very verbose--or even eloquent for that matter. But, it was well-written and specific in it's story telling.
Tyler Johnson was here is about a set of twins, Tyler and Marvin. Marvin and Tyler go to a party--a sho ...more
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 truth, the ugly truth we want to avoid but black people can't avoid because their safety, their freedom, and their lives are at risk because of their skin color.
The first I noticed about this books is how unapologetically ...more
‘‘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 novel. Yes, Marvin’s brother, Tyler Johnson, disappears and, yes, Marvin does make it his mission to find him and bring him home, but this situation is dealt with quicker than I had anticipated and it’s clear, in hindsight, that the author re ...more
ALL THE STARS 🌟#partner | There are some books for which I just tell you to trust me and read.....and this is one of them. This mature YA story is raw and grief-filled and the most blatant book about police brutality and #blacklivesmatter that I have read yet. This is out on March 20th and is a must-read. It will make you squirm and will open your eyes and it will break your heart. I read it in 2 short sittings, but I will be thinking about it for a LONG time to come.
Thank you to LBBFYR for this ...more
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
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...
52 Book Challenge Week 30: Tyler Johnson Was Here (ARC)
I considered giving this a DNF but I'm no quitter. While I really appreciate the themes and the overarching message of this book and understand the importance of them in mainstream media, I just wish it had been written differently. The pacing seemed really choppy, I felt there was little to no character development throughout, I felt the descriptions came across pretty crudely, and this last point may just be a lack of worldliness on my par ...more