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  • 8 of 15 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Cass County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA MCC 2021 (Text) 0002205555481 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA MCC 2021 (Text) 0002205555499 Young Adult Fiction In process -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill YA MCC 2021 (Text) 0002205555473 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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From the author of the acclaimed Blood Water Paint, a new contemporary YA novel in prose and verse about a girl struggling with guilt and a desire for revenge after her sister's rapist escapes with no prison time. Em Morales's older sister was raped by another student after a frat party. A jury eventually found the rapist guilty on all counts--a remarkable verdict that Em felt more than a little responsible for, since she was her sister's strongest advocate on social media during the trial. Her passion and outspokenness helped dissuade the DA from settling for a plea deal. Em's family would have real justice. But the victory is short-lived. In a matter of minutes, justice vanishes as the judge turns the Morales family's world upside down again by sentencing the rapist to no prison time. While her family is stunned, Em is literally sick with rage and guilt. To make matters worse, a news clip of her saying that the sentence "makes me want to use a fucking sword" goes viral. From this low point, Em must find a new reason to go on and help her family heal, and she finds it in the unlikely form of the story of a 15th-century French noblewoman, Marguerite de Bressieux, who is legendary as an avenging knight for rape victims. We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire is a searing and nuanced portrait of a young woman torn between a persistent desire for revenge and a burning need for hope.
Target Audience Note:
14-17 years
Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Rape > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.

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