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From the New York Times bestselling authors of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight comes a story about friendship, privilege, sports, and protest.
With a rocky start to senior year, cheerleaders and lifelong best friends Eleanor and Chanel have a lot on their minds. Eleanor is still in physical therapy months after a serious concussion from a failed cheer stunt. Chanel starts making questionable decisions to deal with the mounting pressure of college applications. But they have each other's backs—just as always, until Eleanor's new relationship with star quarterback Three starts a rift between them.
Then, the cheer squad decides to take a knee at the season's first football game, and what seemed like a positive show of solidarity suddenly shines a national spotlight on the team—and becomes the reason for a larger fallout between the girls. As Eleanor and Chanel grapple with the weight of the consequences as well as their own problems, can the girls rely on the friendship they've always shared?
Praise for I'm Not Dying with You Tonight:
A Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick
"Compelling and powerful"—Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give
"A vital addition to the YA race relations canon."—Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin
"Important reading for both teenagers and adults."—Hello Giggles
"Not to be missed."—Paste Magazine
- Size: Hardcover & Paperback - 5.50 in x 8.25 in
- Pages: Hardcover & Paperback - 320
"It would be a disservice not to include a copy of this book in every high school library." — School Library Connection
"Timely... Inspired by recent events, this novel will spark dialogue about race, class, privilege, and performative activism." — Kirkus Reviews
"This book will be enjoyed by any reader who appreciates a well-told story, discussion about problems faced by today's teenagers, and race issues relevant not only to the United States, but the world. Highly recommended." — New York Journal of Books
"Authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal tackle the topics of social justice and female friendship with a sharp sincerity that's sure to resonate with readers of all ages. " — Popsugar