Number of pages: 336
Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1
Rating (out of five stars): 3
I live in a very small town where I have never been scared to go out alone at night. I also haven’t heard about anyone near me getting raped, but maybe I’m simply too sheltered to hear about such things. For that reason, I enjoy reading books about things I am unfamiliar with like rape and the LGBTQ+ community. I like to learn.
When I finished What We Saw, all I could think about was how important a book it was. I thought it was incredibly memorable. Unfortunately, 2 days later I could not remember a single thing that went on. I want to tell you how important the message was, but I can’t remember what said message even was.
I remember not felling emotionally attached to this book. The writing was simply the writing you would find in any YA contemporary book, so it wasn’t incredibly moving or lyrical. What We Saw was simply your average contemporary book with a rape case in the background.
If you truly want to read a book about rape, I recommend reading Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston, as it demonstrates how rape could be dealt with.
Overall, What We Saw was an important book that simply wasn’t memorable, earning it 3 out of 5 stars.