Wednesday 8 June 2022

Audio: How we ricochet by Faith Gardner


Narrated by: Caitlin Davies

Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins

Release date: 05-24-22

Publisher: HarperAudio

YA fiction

To review

When it come to YA I do prefer those with depth. Which is strange for when it comes to adult I am all about romance.

And this one deals with so much. There is a shooting and it leaves a family in shambles. Betty wants to go to the bottom of things and learn why!? Her sister pulls away from everything and everyone. Her mother goes on a crusade. So we see all sides.

Betty does take it far and befriends the shooter's brother, and he is unaware of it, as is her family.

It is a tragic book. The family comes by unscathed, but the psychological trauma has cut deep. It is real and raw. I also listened to it just after one of the millionth school shootings and it does feel like you sometimes forget how much those that survive deal with.

A good thought provoking book

Great narration. It is a difficult subject and she does it well, she puts a face to all the characters.

Betty’s mom needed new pants for her job.

That was why Betty was at the mall with her mom and sister when the shooting started.

Afterward, nothing is the same.

There are no easy answers to be found, and Betty’s search for them leads her to Michael, the brother of the shooter. But this path only shows Betty one thing: that everything she thought she knew—about herself, about the world around her—can change in a heartbeat.


  1. I don't think that I have seen this book before but it sounds likea very powerful read.

  2. With the way things are here in the U.S. with gun control and school shootings, I just couldn't even pick this one up. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I prefer my YAs having a lot of depth and some sort of meaning/impact.



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