“I need Owen to explain this. Because yes, I do know that Owen would never do that, but I also know Hannah would never lie about something like that.”
Mara and Owen are about as close as twins can get. So when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn’t know what to think. Can the brother she loves really be guilty of such a violent crime? Torn between the family she loves and her own sense of right and wrong, Mara is feeling lost, and it doesn’t help that things have been strained with her ex-girlfriend and best friend since childhood, Charlie.
As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie navigate this new terrain, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits in her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.
This book deals with some heavy issues and is a emotional roller coaster. I did enjoy the book and the characters in it.
Hannah is dealing with a lot of different issues on this book. Having girlfriend problems, her brother accused of rape. Trying to deal with her brother, is hard when it triggers a tragic dark secret for years. Can Hannah overcome this journey?
This book is sensitive for younger readers. Find out for yourself if Owen is guilty or innocent.