Inexcusable (Paperback)

By Chris Lynch

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781416939726, 176pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2007

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Description

"I am a good guy. Good guys don't do bad things. Good guys understand that no means no, and so I could not have done this because I understand."

Keir Sarafian knows many things about himself. He is a talented football player, a loyal friend, a devoted son and brother. Most of all, he is a good guy.

And yet the love of his life thinks otherwise. Gigi says Keir has done something awful. Something unforgivable.

Keir doesn't understand. He loves Gigi. He would never do anything to hurt her. So Keir carefully recounts the events leading up to that one fateful night, in order to uncover the truth. Clearly, there has been a mistake.

But what has happened is, indeed, something inexcusable.


Praise For Inexcusable

"This raw and powerful book will hammer its way into your heart and haunt you. The world needs this story. And you want to read it -- trust me."

-- Laurie Halse Anderson, Printz Honor-Winning Author of Speak



"Chris Lynch is the best pure YA writer we have -- he has the guts, he has the chops, and like his readers, he'll take a close look at anything. Inexcusable is irresistible, in its limning of the spaces between brutality and grace, between the soul and the law. Start at page one -- you'll never stop."

-- Bruce Brooks, Newbery Honor-Winning Author of The Moves Make the Man



"Inexcusable is a not-to-be-missed chapter in the anthropology of ritual male dating behavior. From the first phrase to the last phrase, Chris Lynch creates a character with such flawless self-deception that the reader mistakes being seduced with being stalked. In the end you become the books trophy, and you'll find your head mounted on the cover."

-- Jack Gantos, Printz Honor-Winning Author of Hole In My Life

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