By Chris Lynch
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005. 165 pgs. Fiction
Keir Sarafian is a good guy, so he can't be capable of doing what Gigi Boudakian says he did. He loves her, and he knows that when a girl says "No," she means no. Keir just isn't capable of doing something like that, and he sets out to prove that to the reader, offering proof that he is what he says he is--a good guy. This book alternates between the present, with Keir trying to convince Gigi that everything is okay, and the past, with Keir narrating the events of his senior year, leading up to that night with Gigi.
This is a thought-provoking book. Keir doesn't always see things the way that they are, and the reader needs to discern what is true and what is Keir's distorted reality. Reading between the lines to get the real story and considering the implications of what Keir has done and who he really is make this book a compelling read.