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‘Harrowing and heartening in equal measure, this book is a breathtaking tale of racial fissures, fury and friendship’
David Lammy, MP and author of Tribes
‘A painfully amazing read teaching us that sometimes, when it comes to race, the real enemy is ignorance’
Rhys Stephenson, actor and TV presenter
‘Timely and important, I read it in one sitting but am still thinking about it weeks later’
Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author
‘A tough but necessary read as it seeks to find meaning for all affected by the tragedy it depicts…a powerful debut’
Andi Osho, actress and author of Asking for a Friend
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Not every story is black and white.
Riley and Jen have been best friends since they were children, and they thought their bond was unbreakable. It never mattered to them that Riley is black and Jen is white.
And then Jen's husband, a Philadelphia police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager and everything changes in an instant.
This one act could destroy more than just Riley and Jen's friendship. As their community takes sides, so must Jen and Riley, and for the first time in their lives the lifelong friends find themselves on opposing sides.
But can anyone win a fight like this?
We Are Not Like Them is about friendship and love. It's about prejudice and betrayal. It's about standing up for what you believe in, no matter the cost.