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#ARCstravaganza (#37): Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! I still remember when I saw the cover reveal last year for the book that I chose for this week. I fell in love, and I knew that I had to find out what the book was about, right away. The subject matter is not something that I could normally handle, but I also knew that it was something that has to be read about and discussed, so I requested an ARC. This book came out on March 20th, if you haven’t yet gotten your copy! Oh, also, I wanted to let you all know that I have opted for adding a link-up at the bottom of each #ARCstravaganza post that I make, starting last week, where you can post links to your #ARCstravaganza blog, Insta, and Twitter posts for the week! I will provide an example Instagram post in the form as a guide.

For those of you coming across this meme for this first time, it was originally created by Krysti at YA and Wine, and hosted by her, and Sarah at The Clever Reader. Due to personal circumstances, however, they have had to let it go. We were all very sad to see the meme go, but then Krysti asked me if I wanted to take it over, and I said yes!

For those of you unfamiliar with #ARCstravaganza, it’s a meme meant to encourage book bloggers to show off and discuss their ARCs (advanced reader copies)! If this sounds like something for you, please check out the info page about the meme here. Another change is that #ARCstravaganza participants can share their posts on their blogs, Instagram, or Twitter (or all three)! Please just be sure to tag your social media posts with the hashtag, or share a link to your blog post on my blog post for each week, so that we can find it!

– My ARC Choice –

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

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– About the Book –

Title: Tyler Johnson Was Here
Author: Jay Coles
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Publisher: Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette Book Group)
Published: March 20, 2018

Source: Publisher

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.

– About the Author –


Jay Coles is a MG and YA author. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with two dogs nicknamed Bonnie and Clyde. Also, Jay is a teacher, blogger, composer/musician and a proud member of ASCAP!

– Link-up –

Welcome to the new link-up feature! Please link up your #ARCstravaganza post specific to this week, rather than your blog or social media account in general. You can either share a blog post, an Instagram post, or a tweet from Twitter on here (or all 3 if you so desire)! I also welcome any feedback regarding the link-up!


10 thoughts on “#ARCstravaganza (#37): Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

  1. that cover is indeed aesthethic. So spring-ish. 🙂
    I was waiting for your post yesterday as I wanted to post to and so I can link up on yours. 🙂 My post will be live later,. 🙂

    1. Right? Very spring-ish 😀 Plus I love the whole text peeking out from behind flowers look (cough cough my blog banner cough cough hahaha). And yeahhh I’m going to start posting my post early in the morning, so that people can start linking their posts right away! Thanks so much for using the link-up! 😀

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