Some girls say no. Some boys don’t listen.
When Grace meets Ian, she’s afraid. Afraid he’ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses Zac, the town golden boy, of rape, everyone turns against her. Ian wouldn't be the first to call her a slut and a liar.
Except Ian doesn’t reject her. He’s the one person who looks past the taunts and the names and the tough-girl act to see the real Grace. He’s the one who gives her the courage to fight back.
He’s also Zac’s best friend.
"A bold and necessary look at an important, and very real, topic. Everyone should read this book." — Jennifer Brown, author of Thousand Words and Hate List
A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view by the acclaimed author of Send.
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Would recommend. So worth it
I loved this book soooooo much, it was recommended to me and I’m so glad I read it. It was really well written, I loved the characters and the entire time I was reading I felt so connected to the story.
Would recommend, so worth it
It had a good story line and moved at a good pace but it was written kind of immaturely. How long it take Ian to realize the truth is painful. Everyone follows the zac guy even when he treats them like crap. All the men in the book treat the women like possessions. And yes I realize shaming happens and how someone dresses makes people say ‘she was asking for it’ but come on no matter what she wears they think that and it’s a load of crap.
I’d say this is more a book I would recommend to a 14-16 year old. I don’t know how to describe it....every character made you want to look at them and ask them how dumb they actually are.
And I mean come on she gets bulled and tortured and then forgives everyone like oh ya no big deal 🙄
I guess I’ll start with the good. The book was fast paced, occasionally witty but not over done with one liners. That’s it I can’t think of anything else nice to say about this book.
The characters are awful. First off any father that doesn’t kill the guy that rapes his daughter is pathetic. Your only excuse would be he was arrested and incarcerated before you could get your hands on him. The dad did make a valid point. Girls, if you get sloppy drunk and dress provocatively you’ve just put a target on yourself. Granted there is no excuse for rape but let’s face it this world is full of monsters.
Then there’s the hero of the story? Ian, really? The guys pathetic. Openly bad mouthing rape victims is sick, sticking with your friends that do this is probably worse if you realize that it’s wrong.
Then you have Grace. Like her strength to stick it out, but maintaining a crush on a guy that won’t take your side?
Then the end of the book, I’m all for forgiveness, (not for the rapist) but the other characters, but probably not going to start hanging out with the guys that called me a slut after I got raped. I don’t know if people really act this way but I’ve never seen it.