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Meagan Andrus


Excellent, Young Adult, rape; high school; family; alcohol; football; violence

Document Type

Book Review


Inexcusable tells the story of Keir Sarafian through his perspective. He's on the football team, but he'd rather practice kicking the ball than tackle someone or make a throw. He has a doting father and two older sisters he's very close to. He has some good friends at school. Keir is a good guy. But his image of himself comes into question when the most beautiful girl he knows, Gigi Boudakian, starts saying that he raped her. Through alternating points in the story - past days and small moments from the day where everything changed - the reader discovers that Keir's story might not be what he or they thought it was, and that the label of a "good guy" might not always be enough.