A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2021
A Kirkus Best Book of 2021
Em Morales\' sister was raped by another student after a frat party. A jury eventually found the rapist guilty on all counts - a remarkable verdict. Em\'s family would have real justice but the victory is short-lived. The judge turns the Morales family\'s world upside down again by sentencing the rapist to no prison time. To make matters worse, a news clip of Em saying the sentence makes her want to learn "how to use a sword" goes viral. Em must find a new reason to go on and help her family heal, and she finds it in the story of a 15th century French noblewoman, Marguerite de Bressieux, who is legendary as an avenging knight for rape victims.