No One Ever Asked

No One Ever Asked

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 s Challenging perceptions of discrimination and prejudice, this emotionally resonant drama for readers of Lisa Wingate ...

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Title:No One Ever Asked
Author:Katie Ganshert
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1601429045
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

No One Ever Asked Reviews

  • Dawn
    Mar 25, 2018
    I don't think I've ever picked up one of Katie Ganshert's books and haven't loved it. But this one. Oh my goodness, it surpasses any of her others! It's highly appropriate for the current crazy world we live in. I think that I literally read this in about a day. I got completely lost i...
  • Loraine
    Apr 29, 2018
    Having taught in North Carolina in the late 1960's during the middle of desegregation, I found this book very interesting. I taught in an all black school where the only integration that had taken place was the teaching staff. It was close to a military base and over half the teachers ...
  • Catherine
    Apr 05, 2018
    I was looking forward to this book the moment I heard about it. Katie Ganshert has been one of my favorite authors from the moment I finished her first book, so I knew I could trust her to tackle the sensitive issue of racism with grace, honesty and without preaching. No One Ever Asked...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Apr 07, 2018
    If you ever want to read an author's heart on the page, look no further. Thanks to Waterbrook for an early copy <3 ...
  • Victoria Bylin
    Apr 15, 2018
    In her note at the end of the book, the author says she hopes readers come away from the story with empathy. I can't think of a more perfect word to describe the heart of No One Ever Asked. It digs about as deep as fiction can go, pulls back the veil on racism, and portrays real life p...
  • Beth
    Mar 24, 2018
    No One Ever Asked challenged me, provoked me, and, I'll be honest, made me uncomfortable - and that's meant as a compliment! Although I don't make it a habit to read stories this heavy often, I trust Katie Ganshert as an author, and I also know enough of her personal story to believe t...
  • Tima
    Jan 28, 2018
    Follow three women as they navigate the changes that are being forced upon them. A local school has lost it's accreditation and so some of the low-income children are being sent to the affluent school closest to them. Three women are faced with challenges to their family, their marriag...
  • Kara
    Apr 04, 2018
    Oh, friends. I don't even know where to begin. This is hard stuff. This is powerful stuff! This is an incredible journey from first page to last, but it is not for the faint of heart. This is for the hurting ones. This is for the uncertain ones. This is for all those who want to help a...
  • Clara
    Apr 06, 2018
    "No One Ever Asked" is one of those books that require humility to read. I'm afraid I'm gonna jumble throughout this review, but if you don't remember/understand anything else, please take this to heart: you need humility to read this book . Each one of us in our day-to-day lives i...
  • Suzie
    Apr 01, 2018
    Have you ever read a story that just gut-punched you? One that forced you to hold a mirror up to yourself and ask some hard questions? Katie Ganshert delivers exactly that with No One Ever Asked. Hold on friends, because I have a lot to say about this one! The thread that ties ea...
  • Jayasree B
    Apr 26, 2018
    No One Ever Asked is not a light book. It deals heavily with the topic of prejudice and discrimination based on the colour of a person's skin. There are instances written of how a boy was shot dead by a policeman for playing with a toy gun (this was in the news), but when a white boy a...
  • Susie Finkbeiner
    May 04, 2018
    Katie Ganshert poured her heart out while writing this novel. It's evident on every page. I so appreciated how she navigated the storytelling, how she wrote the characters with authenticity, and how she told the truth without brow beating. Rather, she puts an arm around the reader and ...
  • Denise Hershberger
    Dec 23, 2017
    This is the most relevant to current day issues book I?ve ever read. And honestly, it has only become more relevant since it was written. No One Ever Asked tackles the difficult conversations relating to racism and education and many other topics. Being a public school teacher myself...
  • Sue
    May 25, 2018
    Right after finishing Hersey's novel, I started Katie Ganshert's just published contemporary Christian novel NO ONE EVER ASKED. The book was sparked by the many true episodes of gun violence, continuing racism, and specifically the problems caused when poor, black schools (systemic rac...
  • Rebecca
    Mar 11, 2018
    "Be the change where you're at." Anaya Jones is a new hire at a predominantly white upper class elementary school. Determined to make the best of a given opportunity, she struggles to push aside her own fears and misconceptions so that she can meet the needs of her students, whose ...
  • E. Espinoza
    Apr 02, 2018
    No One Ever Asked, by Katie Ganshert, is one of the most thought-provoking novels I have ever read. The questions it raises, and the themes it explores are powerfully intense, necessary, and timely. This well-written novel is gut-wrenchingly raw and honest, yet it is not without hope. ...
  • Michelle
    Aug 16, 2017
    I have loved all of Katie's books and have been anticipating this novel for awhile! This book is SO good but also SO heavy. Get ready to feel and at times feel uncomfortable. Katie did an excellent job in writing current situations and difficulties not just in a school district but wha...
  • Courtney Clark
    Apr 28, 2018
    Through three perspectives and experiences, these characters paint a picture of what mistakes and forgiveness, honesty and pain, and even joy and freedom look like in everyday life. To say I was caught up in the emotion and gravity of the story is putting it mildly. Katie Ganshert has ...
  • Pamela
    Jun 12, 2018
    O U T S T A N D I N G!!! Proficiently and humanely written, historical (retro) fiction that is in step with our present times of profile divisions. Katie Ganshert is an amazingly adept author who flawlessly taps into the human condition - from all sides of an equation - and helps us to...
  • Toni Shiloh
    Aug 03, 2017
    Oh. My. Wow. I knew when I picked up this book that Katie Ganshert would take me on an emotional journey that would challenge my intellect as well as my mind. And wow, oh wow, Ms. Ganshert did NOT disappoint. No One Ever Asked follows the journey of three very different women, or ar...
  • Crystal Zavala
    Feb 13, 2018
    Initially I wasn't aware that this is a "Christian" book. I went into it with an open mind. However, I was immediately put off with the primary topic being racism from a white author. I did finish the book because I wanted to see where she was going with the story. I will say that I ap...
  • Amy
    Jan 31, 2018
    The cover is not my favourite, as in aesthetically appealing - however it accurately portrays the conflict - the school issue. The blurriness of the picture speaks to of the way in which most of the challenges posed in this book. Do we want to see it or accept it? As ever, the lines of...
  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
    Apr 17, 2018
    This is a book you are going to want to take your time reading. It. Is. That. Good. It is going to rock you to your core, make you question life and your surroundings, and make you look at things in a totally new way. It is a book that book clubs across the world need to take a look at...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    Apr 20, 2018
    I have no words. Just tears and a swollen heart. I knew this would be an emotional read when I picked it up, but after having heard so many rave reviews I thought I was prepared. Not even. This book undid me so many times?sometimes in the little things, but other times in scene...
  • Beth Erin
    Apr 07, 2018
    Full review on Faithfully Bookish Community. Compassion. Empathy. Love. This world needs more yet can these things truly be achieved without understanding (or at the very least, a desire to understand)? I think not. No One Ever Asked glows with rich, multi-layered authenticity a...
  • Theresa
    Feb 17, 2018
    I liked this book but it fell far from the "love" section on my scale. It was for the most part pretty well written and had developed characters so if I just sat down and checked off criteria for a "decent" book it would meet all of those expectations. However, where it was lacking was...
  • Donna Hines
    May 17, 2018
    Powerful, Moving, Captivating! Freedom rings, Awareness conquers hate, Reality knocks on the door of Falsehoods! Racism, Impoverished, Slavery, Sexual Harassment, Transracial Adoption, Marital Issues, Faith in the signs of medical struggles ie. Diabetes and so so much more in this o...
  • Molly Cafinated Reads Jaber
    Jan 02, 2018
    I am only allowed to give this book 5 stars in rating? Why? Why can't I give it 5 stars ten million times? It's that amazing. Yes, yes it is. It is absolutely raw. Utterly captivating. Beautifully written. Heart stoppingly real. Every. Last. Page. Mrs. Ganshert takes every day ques...
  • Sarah Grace
    May 06, 2018
    Wow . . . Just wow. Ganshert pens yet another emotionally moving, grippingly-real story. I can honestly say I have never read another book quite like No One Ever Asked. Split between the point of views of three different women in vastly different worlds, this book kept me engrossed...
  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    Jan 01, 2018
    Raw, honest, and deep, are just a few words to describe this book. I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this book. Ganshert was not afraid to write about a topic we all want someone to stand up and shout to the world about. I devoured this book and was left wanting mor...