Sunday, 21 October 2012

Rape Girl by Alina Klein (arc)

Kindle Edition, 
June 4 2012, 134 pages
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Valerie always wanted to be the smart girl. The pretty girl. The popular girl. But not the rape girl. That’s who she is now. Rape Girl. Because everyone seems to think they know the truth about what happened with Adam that day, and they don’t think Valerie’s telling it. Before, she had a best friend, a crush, and a close-knit family. After, she has a court case, a support group, and a house full of strangers. The real truth is, nothing will ever be the same. Rape Girl is the compelling story of a survivor who does the right thing and suffers for it. It is also the story of a young woman’s struggle to find the strength to fight back.

My thoughts

This book is not an easy read, what story is on this subject matter. But I found the way it was written beautiful. It gave you a proper insight into what some brave girls have to go through. This book brought at all kinds of emotions in me that I never even knew I could experience whilst reading a book. I cried, laughed, I got angry and frustrated. Despite this being a short book it was totally amazing. It was so thought provoking I wanted to give a copy to everyone I knew just so we could start discussing this. The ending did give me hope but I would have like to know a little more about what happened to Valerie in the end. There where some points that really hit home about human behaviour and how we need to change the perceptions of others. This book was well thought out and brought the truth of this subject matter to the front of everybody's mind whilst still staying suitable for young adult readers. 


  1. Ooh, I recently got approved for this on Netgalley! It looks so emotional, I hope I'll be able to deal with it lol. Glad you loved it, I'm even more excited for it now. Great review! :)

    PS - thanks for following, I'm following back. :)

  2. This one sounds like a super emotional read. I'm glad you enjoyed it overall.