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Summary

The most important audiobook you’ll listen to this year.

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.

©2021 Christine Pride and Jo Piazza (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"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)

"A powerful story about friendship, race, love, forgiveness, and justice - and the stunning ways they intersect.... Empathetic, riveting, and authentic." (Laura Dave, best-selling author of The Last Thing He Told Me)

"A painfully amazing read teaching us that sometimes, when it comes to race, the real enemy is ignorance." (Rhys Stephenson, actor and TV presenter)

"Powerful and timely...explores every aspect of systemic racism, from micro aggressions to intergenerational trauma." (Guardian)

"One of the most eagerly anticipated books of the year.... A brilliant novel from Christine Pride and Jo Piazza capturing today’s complex issues of race and class." (Hello!)

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powerful and inciteful

wow,so many issues brought into the light of day. Looking at such a huge subject from both black and white makes you query everything that you thought.Does the colour of your skin make such a huge difference? Hell,yes.l didn't think l had a racist bone in my body but this book gave me lots to think about and query. A book charged with powerful emotions and one which has done more for race relations than all the tv coverage ever could.

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Fabulous

Loved it, really has an impact. One of those books that should be considered added to school curriculum.