Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rape Girl by Alina Klein

Rape Girl by Alina Klein

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Very intense and realistic story of a girl who is raped by a boy she likes after a party is thrown at her house when her mother is away for the evening. Her mother reports it to the police and reality hits hard when all the girl's friends side with the popular boy who could 'have any girl he wanted'. This shows the sad truth of rape: not being believed, date rape, the feelings of guilt afterwards, loss of friends, long term recovery and facing the system's view of the victim needing to prove her innocence. Well-written, absorbing reading. I only disliked the absence of chapter breaks. One continuous book without breaks (no matter how short) always seems to slow down the reading, while chapter breaks do the opposite.



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