I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Gilly Segal; Kimberly Jones
Publication Date: 2019-08-06
Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city. Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school. When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together. They aren't friends. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night.
What are your thoughts about the structure of the novel? It takes place in one night and is broken into five sections. How does this structure advance the plot of the book? How does it help create a certain mood?
What are your thoughts about having alternating narrators? Does it add to or take away from the book or the message of the book?
What do you think is the status of the relationships by the end of the book? Lena and Black? Black and his friends? Lena and Marcus? Lena and Pops? Campbell and Dad? Lena and Campbell? Any other relationships?