Someone I Used to Know

By: Patty Blount

Two years after she was raped by her brother’s teammate, Ashley still struggles with everyday life and lingering effects from the trauma. So does her brother. Resources.

ISBN: 9781492632818

JLG Release: Nov 2018


Sensitive Areas: Rape, Sexual assault, Strong language, Underage drinking, Violence
Topics: Brothers and sisters , Family life , Family problems , High schools , Rape , Sexual assault , Sexualized violence

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

School Library Journal

Freshman Ashley Lawrence was a victim of a rape during Homecoming and now tries to face her fears of that trauma while leading a “normal” life. Her brother, Derek, is dealing with the remorse he feels for participating in the horrific scavenger hunt with his football team that ended in his sister’s assault. Her parents are strained in their m Freshman Ashley Lawrence was a victim of a rape during Homecoming and now tries to face her fears of that trauma while leading a “normal” life. Her brother, Derek, is dealing with the remorse he feels for participating in the horrific scavenger hunt with his football team that ended in his sister’s assault. Her parents are strained in their marriage, having been harassed for the football team’s disbanding two years ago. Even her love interest, Sebastian, tries to express his feelings for Ashley without triggering her into a spiral of depression and PTSD symptoms. With chapters that jump back and forth between past and present, this narrative truly shows the life-changing ripple effect that rape can have on a person’s life and on those around her. Blount has written a heartrending but much-needed view on this subject. This book provides a nuanced look at the toxicity of rape culture and the long-lasting and harming aftermath of sexual assault. ­VERDICT Recommended for all YA shelves.–Danielle Jacobs, Las Vegas Clark County Library District, School Library Journal

Book Details

ISBN

9781492632818

First Release

November 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

384

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level HL630L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Paperback

Publisher

Sourcebooks Fire

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Rape, Sexual assault, Strong language, Underage drinking, Violence

Topics

Brothers and sisters, Family life, Family problems, High schools, Rape, Sexual assault, Sexualized violence,

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