Put this on your list now. You need to read it!
In Fredrik Backman’s book Beartown, their team lost the hockey championship to the neighboring town of Hed because they lost their key player after he raped a teen. This second story Us Against You tells the aftermath of the loss on the two towns and how easily key players can manipulate others into doing their dirty work.
I wanted to say so many things about Backman’s ability to capture human nature, but none of them do justice to this story. This quote probably sums it up:
“At some point almost everyone makes a choice. Some of us don’t even notice it happening, most don’t get to plan it in advance, but there’s always a moment when we take one path instead of another, which has consequences for the rest of our lives. It determines the people we will become, in other people’s eyes as well as our own.” Wow—just wow!
~ Submitted by Evelyn (retired RRPL Adult Services Manager and Master Reader!)