Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Ben squints into the sky as if deliverance from the puzzle of his mother's addiction might indeed be coming in the clouds.
This week my teaser comes from the eARC of What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler. I got this review book from Edelweiss. Here is the description from Amazon:
Critically acclaimed memoirist Aaron Hartzler, author of Rapture Practice, takes an unflinching look at what happens to a small town when some of its residents commit a terrible crime. This honest, authentic debut novel—inspired by the events in the Steubenville rape case—will resonate with readers who've ever walked that razor-thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time.

The party at John Doone's last Saturday night is a bit of a blur. Kate Weston can piece together most of the details: Stacey Stallard handing her shots, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early. . . . But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills's shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn't have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate's classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can't be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey? And what responsibility do they have to speak up about what they saw?

National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti calls What We Saw "a smart, sensitive, and gripping story about the courage it takes to do what's right."


  1. Sounds like it will be a powerful read. I will look for it.

  2. There is something of a comfort found within the skies; this sounds like an emotional read. Thanks for sharing

    My Teaser

  3. This is a timely story...I like the excerpt and the premise. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “PRETENDING TO DANCE”

  4. Ooh great teaser! Totally new to me!

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  5. Blurb makes it sound like an intense read. Hope you enjoy it. :)

  6. I've been so excited for this book! Love the teaser. Hope that you are enjoying it. :)


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