Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: September 2016
Duration: 4 hours 13 minutes
Keir Sarafian knows for a fact that he's a talented football player and a devoted son and brother. Most of all, he's a good guy-that's what everyone has always said, so it must be true. And yet, the love of his life thinks otherwise. Gigi says Keir has done something awful. Something unforgivable.
Keir doesn't understand. He loves Gigi. He would never do anything to hurt her. So Keir carefully recounts the events leading up to that one fateful night in order to uncover the truth. Clearly there has been a mistake. But in truth, what he's done is inexcusable.
Chris Lynch's National Book Award finalist celebrates its tenth anniversary with a special edition of this gripping story about a date rape-from the rapist's perspective. It includes a new preface by the author.
A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
AN ALA "BEST OF THE BEST" BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS
A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK FOR THE TEEN AGE
AN SLJ BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE
A KIRKUS REVIEWS EDITORS' CHOICE
"A finely crafted and thought-provoking page-turner."-School Library Journal, starred review
"Expertly drawn....A nuanced, wholly believable character that will leave many readers shaking with recognition.... Unforgettable."-Booklist, starred review
"With his portrait of Keir, Lynch makes it nearly impossible for readers to see the world in black-and-white terms. This book is guaranteed to prompt heated discussion."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Lynch has hit a home run with this provocative, important read."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Lynch's masterful exploration of the difference between perception and reality is fascinating. Teens will reread this short but complex story debating the issues of violence and responsibility."-VOYA, starred review