But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?
This story—inspired by real events—from debut novelist Aaron Hartzler takes an unflinching look at silence as a form of complicity. It’s a book about the high stakes of speaking up, and the razor thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time.@goodreads
The closer you look, the more you see.
When Kate Weston finally saw the video that was leaked and she was able to watch the whole thing... she saw a lot more disgusting and horrific things than she imagined.
Kate along with her boyfriend Ben, her friends and many people were at a friends party one night and they all got drunker than a person should. Stacey Stallard was there and what happened to her should NEVER happen.
Kate can't remember what happened, all she knows is that her boyfriend took her home early because she was so drunk and he went back.
Then at school pictures start going around and people start calling Stacey a slut. They said a lot worse when charges were pressed against 4 of the boys, the stars of the school.
I was so appalled and sickened by how even the adults in the town were against Stacey because she was trying to ruin their ball players lives. FREAKING REALLY? I wanted to get he nice people out of the town and blow the jerks and town off the map! These people are as disgusting as the boys that did this to an innocent girl! When you read the book and find out the whole story you will be even more sickened!
I would have hoped all of the townspeople would see that video and have it burned into their retina's. I would have hoped they would walk around with the shame all of their lives for taking up for the disgusting, worthless pieces of trash boys!
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