Mara and Owen are as close as twins can get, so when Mara's friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn't know what to think. Can her brother really be guilty of such a violent act? Torn between her family and her sense of right and wrong, Mara feels lost, and it doesn't help that things are strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie. As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie come together in the aftermath of this terrible crime, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits into her future.
With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.
"As the founder of her school’s feminist club, Mara has never wavered in her conviction to always believe survivors. But as many of her classmates and family, including her fiercely feminist mother, publicly side with Owen, the school’s feminist club rallies around Hannah, and Mara feels forced to choose — between her friend, her family, and coming to terms with her own past.... Resources for survivors are provided. A powerful, nuanced, and necessary read." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Author||Ashley Herring Blake|
|Publication Date||May 15, 2018|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|