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Everyone on campus has a different version of what happened that night. Haley saw Jenny return from the party, shell-shocked. Richard heard Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard are pushed to opposite sides of the school's investigation. Now conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible--especially when reputations, relationships, and whole futures are riding on the verdict. Wrecked offers a kaleidoscopic account of a sexual assault on a college campus. It will leave you thinking about how memory, identity, and who sits in judgment shape what we all decide to believe about the truth.
Publisher: [United States]:, Algonquin Young Readers ,, 2016
ISBN: 9781616206604
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Wrecked is in Haley's perspective, the rape victim's roommate. I find that cool because we usually see a book written in the victim's point of view, how scared they feel, their hatred toward the abuser, etc. (spoiler) The ending surprised me because I thought the abuser would get caught and punished for it, but I guess that's usually how it turns out in the real world, or something similar where they get away with it. - Anonymous

“Wrecked” by Maria Padian is a contemporary young adult novel that centers on a sexual assault at a college campus. The crime itself is presented as almost a mystery to the reader due to the total lack of information, the facts of which are slowly given through character dialogue and the cryptic story that inches by between the chapters. An important note is that the point of view is not through the eyes of the victim or accused, but rather through the eyes of the roommate of the victim and the friend of the accused. Although a person could see this as insensitive, it benefits the novel by allowing the reader to relate to the role of a bystander in such a incident, which speaks volumes to how the issue is presented in the real world. Despite the subject matter, the novel does lend itself to very humorous situations. As well, the relationship between the two main characters is very believable, which is due to just how well thought out the characters are.
This book is highly recommended to anyone mature enough to understand the subject matter due to just how well its message of proper consent is communicated to the reader.
- Anonymous

ArapahoeKati Feb 05, 2018

A fascinating look from the perspective of people on the outside of the rape.

Oct 27, 2016

This was really good, very heartfelt. Kinda gives a good sense of how college campuses process rape without police influence. Only negative for me was it seemed to focus a tad more on the new blooming relationship then the victim.

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