A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

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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