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A sensitive, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful novel in verse about one girl's journey in the aftermath of abuse.

One day after school, on the couch in the basement, Tori's uncle did something bad. Afterward, Tori tells her mom. Even though telling was a brave thing to do, her mom still doesn't believe her at first. Her grandma still takes his side. And Tori doesn't want an
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 2020)
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
This one hurts, but wow, what an important place in the world this little book has found.

As a survivor, reading books about trauma and healing is a very cathartic act for me, so I tend to pick them up every so often. I think this was my first middle grade book on the subject, so I wasn't sure how many punches I should expect to be pulled. Honestly, that answer was practically none. While there's no explicit detail given of the trauma — and there's none needed — Solter still does a tremendo
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Amy
Many thanks to EdelweissPlus and the publisher for providing me with a DRC of this title for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

This is one of those books that is gut-wrenching. The novel, told in sparse verse, details the year following Tori's abuse. Her uncle did something bad and Tori tells her mom. She didn't want to and her mom didn't believe her at first, so Tori struggles on her own for a while. Then, after some events at school, her mother accepts the truth. But others
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Cody Roecker
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely essential. Harrowing, haunting, and hopeful WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT I KNOW is a novel in verse about the aftermath of sexual abuse- and it is stunning
Cherakye Lopez
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely ESSENTIAL reading!!
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