I am a good guy.
Keir Sarafian may not know much, but he knows himself. And the one thing he knows about himself is that he is a good guy. A guy who's a devoted son and brother, a loyal friend, and a reliable teammate. And maybe most important of all, a guy who understands that when a girl says no, she means it. But that is not what Gigi Boudakian, childhood friend and Ke...more
The novel starts with Keir's friend, Gigi, screaming at him, accusing him of rape.
I am so sorry.
"What are you sorry for, Keir?" Gigi screams again, grabbing me by where my lapels would be if I had a jacket on, or a shirt, or anything. She can't get a purchase because I have no clothes, and very little fat, because I have been good a...more
I was hoping that this book would explore the gray areas and the differences in perspective when it comes to a girl's experience of rape vs. a boy's perception of it. I was hoping it would enlighten readers -- male readers especially -- that just because it doesn't...more
Inexcusable has a very unique aura that surrounds it. Several components of the book left me disappointed, but the overall appeal of the book remains intact. For example, none of the characters showed drastic development, which disappointe...more
Entering in the midst of a fight, you get off on wobbly feet. One half of the fight thinks he's right, and the other half thinks he's insane. So Keir Sarafian sets about telling us what a good guy he is, documenting it, and rationalizing the instances where it seems he might be anything else. Meanwhile,...more
I thought it was unique that this book is written from the point of view of the rapist, rather than the victim. Most stories today about rape seem to be from the victim's perspective. Though I liked this choice by Lynch, I did not like one aspect of the story: Keir never accepts what has happened...more
Without prayer a teacher cannot read a book like this and expect a radical change in the hearts of those reading to turn to God. God is so real and active. He can...more
It's a short, quick read about a senior in high school, Kier, all star quarterback of his football team, self-proclaimed all around nice guy, who is being accused of raping Gigi, a girl who is... his girlfriend? A friend? A crush? It's ambiguous like much of the story, where...more
To be clear this is not a sports book. It's a mess with your head book. The writing in this book chillingly excellent. Chris Lynch is a genius when it comes to structuring the mind of Keir and his horrifying ability t...more
Drugs: There is alcohol use throughout the sto...more
Chapter after chapter Kier defends himself saying that he couldn't have done what Gigi said he had done. He considered Gigi the love of his life even though she had a boyfriend. "I was...more
I WOULD NOT recommend this book for anyone younger than 15. The descriptions are too intense for anyone younger t...more
I personally d...more
Everything in Keirs life has been doing very well up intill the love of his young life thinks otherwise, she thinks he's a horrible person. Gigi (his love) says Keir has done something awful and something unforgetable, inexusable...
The book starts out with Gigi yelling and screaming at Keir for something that he has done,...more