What We Saw Review

Ebook, 336 Pages
YA/ Contemporary
By: Aaron Hartzler
Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

โ€œNot being able to say no isn't the same as saying yes.โ€

I am still cleaning my shelves and trying to read the oldest books on my shelf and removing what does not interest me anymore. I sometimes need a change from fantasy and so this short but impactful book is what I have in mind when I want a change!


The book is only light in terms of weight and being a small one (300 pages) but in terms of importance, it is a huge one! I don’t know why it does not have more ratings and hype. I know the book is not a comfortable one by any means and rape is not a light topic so maybe that’s one of the reasons it is less popular than it should be.


โ€œBoys will be boys' is what people say to excuse guys when they do something awful.โ€

The writing was very good, the language is suitable for the story and has the right amount of magic to make it shine literally-wise! The book is atmospheric and I kind of felt a heaviness settling on me while advancing through the book!


The characters are real people with real emotions and motivations which is the best kind of characters. I keep getting shocked by the liberties those jockey guys gets in schools and that’s something I always see in movies and books so I guess it is true but in my country, the system is much more different with focus on marks and academics so those guys do not have that much power and influence!! This is something that has always baffled me and I would like to discuss it with any of my friends who experienced it and would love to talk about the subject.


The main theme this book discusses is Rape and what out role as members of the society is! The way the victim is shamed is also portrayed beautifully (Not that it is a good situation to be in) and if you want an excellent book on the subject then read this!


โ€œSome moments should only be recorded in our hearts.โ€


Summary: Great writing, characters, plot and topic! I don’t have negative things to say about this book but I am saying it is not a light read. I do recommend it!!

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