"I am a good guy. Good guys don't do bad things. Good guys understand that no means no, and so I could not have done this because I understand." Keir Sarafian knows many things about himself. He is a talented football player, a loyal friend, a devoted son and brother. Most of all, he is a good... show more
"I am a good guy. Good guys don't do bad things. Good guys understand that no means no, and so I could not have done this because I understand." Keir Sarafian knows many things about himself. He is a talented football player, a loyal friend, a devoted son and brother. Most of all, he is a good guy. And yet the love of his life thinks otherwise. Gigi says Keir has done something awful. Something unforgivable. Keir doesn't understand. He loves Gigi. He would never do anything to hurt her. So Keir carefully recounts the events leading up to that one fateful night, in order to uncover the truth. Clearly, there has been a mistake. But what has happened is, indeed, something inexcusable.
Publish date: May 8th 2007
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
I’m finding it hard to collect my thoughts on this novel. After I finished reading it, my first thought was that the novel was different, as the events that occurred, all seemed to be implied. I never really felt like I had a firm grip on what actually transpired in the novel. I was piecing the even...
I've seen this book recommended as a companion novel to Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak and really, the main character of this book, Keir, could have easily been IT. The novel starts with Keir's friend, Gigi, screaming at him, accusing him of rape.I am so sorry."What are you sorry for, Keir?" Gigi scr...
Recommended as a YA pairing for teaching Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
Brilliant and disturbing.
Pros:* Unreliable narrator* Interesting use of contemporary action and backstory* Great development/pacingCons:* Unfulfilling ending * True first person narrativeSo, everything that made me not like this book is why I love this book. This is such a fantastic example of not only an unreliable narrato...