What We Saw

Finished What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler. I received a copy for review. 

Kate was at a party, drank too much and was taken home by her friend, Ben. Stacey was at the same party, also drank too much and was apparently gang-raped by at least three guys. Stacey’s been branded a slut and has been treated horribly for ruining those guys’ lives and possibly affecting their chances of going to college. 

This is such an important book. If you don’t understand rape culture, this book does a great job of explaining it. 

One of Kate’s friends says that there are rules–you don’t drink too much, you don’t wear clothes that are too revealing, you don’t go off alone with a boy. But as Kate realizes, it’s all luck. The only difference between her party experience and Stacey’s is that she was lucky and Stacey wasn’t. 

I couldn’t stop reading it and I wanted to know what would happen to Stacey and if Ben was involved. This is such an intense book and I loved it. 

Highly recommended. 


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