Samantha and Dylan are in love - everyone knows it. So it's no big deal when they leave a party for some time out together. But when malicious rumours surface about that night, each feels betrayed by the other. Will Sam make a decision she can't take back?
You can find a sample chapter here, teachers' notes here and a #loveOzYA interview here. For related content, including links to reviews, podcasts and more, check the "Things We Can't Undo" category on my blog. Published by Ford Street Publishing.
Please note, this book contains content that might be triggering for some, including sexual assault, self-harm and suicide. Please see the final page for further explanation and support services.
It’s a highly thoughtful, important and engaging read, set in Sydney, that explores consent from more than one perspective. The amount of depth she has managed to squeeze into this book without losing pace, essence and while still keeping the reader engaged, is remarkable and should be highly commended. Reading Time, The Children’s Book Council of Australia
Well-written and presented, this riveting novel succeeds in provoking thought and discussion in many areas, and will serve many purposes when conversation on this subject is brought up. Kids’ Book Review
This book comes equipped with a moral compass and an ethical formula for those pursuers needing some guidance about sexual encounters and the notion of consent, a topic that remains vitally important. Reid’s informative depiction of one such episode should become essential reading within the national high school curriculum and would also provide a great foundation for supervised classroom discussion groups exploring these issues and the consequences of such actions. Compulsive Reader
This appealing, fast-pace novel covers tricky subjects like consent, mental illness, suicide and the negative aspects of social media. It doesn’t pull any punches but is never gratuitous. BuzzWords Magazine
I would recommend this book to readers aged between 13 and 16 years. There are some deep concepts covered, including the importance of consent in everyday life. This was the first book I'd read covering the themes it did from the perspective of a young man. It highlights the importance of making sure that both people agree to have sex, and how easy it is to get carried away. It was shocking, delightful, and interesting. I thought it was very realistic, and beautiful. Grace, Year 10 (YARR-A: Young Adult Reader Reviews - Australia)
Currently, the issues of sexual assault and mental illness are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. For teens beginning to navigate their own experiences and decision-making, Reid’s novel will be helpful and informative. Good Reading Magazine
With themes of consent, sexual assault, suicide and social media at the core of this story, it is hugely relevant in today's teenage world and I highly recommend it both as a classroom discussion opener or just an intriguing story for YA's 15 and older. Lamont Books