Can her brother really be guilty of such a violent act? Torn between her family and her sense of right and wrong, and it doesn’t help that things are strained with her ex-girlfriend, Mara feels lost, Charlie. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.
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