Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Review: Rape Girl by Alina Klein

Author: Alina Klein
Published: June 4, 2012
Publisher: namelos llc
ASIN: B00891HZ3M
ISBN: 1608981231
(ISBN13: 9781608981236)
Format: E-book
Source: Netgalley
Read: 01.01.13
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"Hey, look. It’s that girl. That rape girl, right?"

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 in herself to fight back

RAPE GIRL is a short story with a powerful message. It follows the journey of Valerie after she is raped. Valerie is brave enough to tell that she was raped. The aftermath of her revealing the horrible truth is absolutely devastating. I know this is really how people are too and that is part of what made this book so outstanding.

Kline maintained the perfect mixture of happy and sad, defeated and triumphant. Her writing gripped onto me and would not let me go. It was so honest and emotional. The characters all had their parts to play and Kline manipulated their puppet strings with ease and grace. This is a delicate subject matter and it was handled well. The ending gives me hope that people can heal.

5 stars to Rape Girl.

This was an excellent first book of 2013.
If the rest even come close to being this good,
I'll be doing great!
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