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...
  • Anna
    Oct 03, 2018
    Crystal Ridge is a desirable, wealthy community known for it's excellent schools. The adjacent South Fork school district is impoverished and about to loss it's accreditation. The solution is to bus some of the South Fork students to Crystal Ridge. But some in the mainly white white Cr...
  • Larissa
    Jun 19, 2018
    Not sure how to rate this one. I felt like the story was decently compelling, but I felt let down at the end. I expected more than what I got. And I found most of the characters to be largely unlikable. But I did think there were some good points made too, and it was definitely a thoug...
  • 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...
  • Chantel
    Aug 31, 2018
    "...story is a powerful medium. It speaks to hearts in ways fact and articles cannot. Through it, we get to live someone else's experience. We get to put on someone else's skin and walk a mile in their shoes. Which makes it the best possible breeding ground for empathy. -Katie Gansh...
  • Michelle
    Sep 23, 2018
    I am so incredibly happy to have read this book and sincerely thank WaterBrook & Multnomah publishing and Netgalley for the opportunity to review it. Before seeing this title on Netgalley, I had never heard of this author or this book. The plot summary interested me and I thoug...
  • 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 Waltner
    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...
  • 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...
  • Elizabeth
    Aug 16, 2018
    Had a hard time putting this one down. Very much loved each narrative and it was a great book to help get in someone else?s shoes. Towards the end, I did feel like there was too much going on, too many issues to deal with between the racism, health issues, adoption, marital issues, s...
  • 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 ...
  • Emilee
    Jun 25, 2018
    Jumping outside of my usual genre I read this one for a book club discussion. This novel is perfect for discussion. It's thought provoking in a good way. I was concerned it was going to be stressful but it wasn't. I related to these characters especially the feelings of inadequacy as a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Grzy
    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...
  • Kathryn
    Jul 28, 2018
    Incendiary Insightful Timely ...