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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 144
Themes: rape, teen pregnancy, high school power dynamics, loyalty, #metoo
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 27/Aug/2019
Fry Reading Level: 3.6
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After accepting a ride home, sixteen-year-old Emma Kennedy is raped by a boy from school. But handsome, popular Ross Schroeder tells everyone the sex was consensual, and Emma is immediately branded as a slut. Even Emma's best friend, Jen, doesn't believe Emma's version of events. In fact, she is angry with Emma because she feels betrayed. After all, she liked Ross first.

But when Ross starts showing interest in Jen, Emma knows she will have to find a way to get Jen to believe that she really is in grave danger.

Before it's too late.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"The plot is fast-paced and engaging, something that young readers will enjoy."
Kirkus Reviews
"An emotional, positive #MeToo story for reluctant readers."

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