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No One Ever Asked

A Novel

by Katie Ganshert

Challenging perceptions of discrimination and prejudice, this emotionally resonant drama for readers of Lisa Wingate and Jodi Picoult explores three different women navigating challenges in a changing school district--and in their lives.

When an impoverished school district loses its accreditation and the affluent community of Crystal Ridge has no choice but to open their school doors, the lives of three very different women converge: Camille Gray--the wife of an executive, mother of three, long-standing PTA chairwoman and champion fundraiser--faced with a shocking discovery that threatens to tear her picture-perfect world apart at the seams. Jen Covington, the career nurse whose long, painful journey to motherhood finally resulted in adoption but she is struggling with a happily-ever-after so much harder than she anticipated. Twenty-two-year-old Anaya Jones--the first woman in her family to graduate college and a brand new teacher at Crystal Ridge's top elementary school, unprepared for the powder-keg situation she's stepped into. Tensions rise within and without, culminating in an unforeseen event that impacts them all. This story explores the implicit biases impacting American society, and asks the ultimate question: What does it mean to be human? Why are we so quick to put labels on each other and categorize people as "this" or "that", when such complexity exists in each person?


Recent Reviews

No One Ever Asked - same as always

Caitlin Johnson

3 Stars

Quite easy read. Read it over theee commutes. Reminded me of Jodi Picoult and similar authors. 

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No One Ever Asked

kathryn crowther

5 Stars

This book solidifies Kate as one of my favorite authors! I love the depth to the story and how it brings to life something that may have touched a lot of readers lives (I know it is certainly applicable to my area!). This is a…

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No One Ever Asked

Cheyenne Thompson

4.5 Stars

This book tells about discrimination on the color of peoples skin and how back then people with the different color skins were not allowed to go to the same school together. This girl tells about how she was forced to attend school with the…

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Great Story for Fans of Jodi Picoult

Laura Jones

4 Stars

No One Ever Asked is a great story for fans of fiction written by Jodi Picoult or Lisa Wingate. The book intertwines the stories of three unique women who are all connected to the same school district in the affluent neighborhood of Crystal…

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This one was a winner for sure

Catherine Thompson

5 Stars

What can be said for this book except it was fabulous and I completely understood the feeling in this book . That rarely happens with a book review and you get one , once in awhile that just blows you away and this one for sure did that . I…

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