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Unleaving

4.85  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In a book that is both urgent and timely, Melissa Ostrom explores the intricacies of shame and victim-blaming that accompany the aftermath of assault.

After surviving an assault at an off-campus party, nineteen-year-old Maggie is escaping her college town, and, because her reporting the crime has led to the expulsion of some popular athletes, many people--in particular, the
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends
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Amber Christopher,
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unleaving is a timely reflection of an ongoing societal problem: rape and its aftermath, particularly the complicated matter of healing. Yet Melissa Ostrom's second novel is not a depressing read because she imbues her main character Maggie's struggle to heal with the universal need we all have to heal ourselves and our world. The result is an optimistic view of what humans are capable of accomplishing, even after suffering the worst ordeals.

Maggie is a strong young woman who endures a lot and s
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Meghan
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Unleaving is a good book to read if you are just starting college or about to start college within the next year. The book described a situation that seems to be the norm of the college lifestyle. Go to a party, meet a guy, and now a victim of date rape. This is a pretty close reflection of the Me Too campaign going on and the moral definitely is that silence is a killer and when the victim no matter the circumstance such as hate from other students going around campus and hateful emails sent, k ...more
Tiffany
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Erin Varley
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unleaving is not my typical read. I usually stick to middle grade, but knowing that I loved Melissa's other book, The Beloved Wild, I knew I had to read this one, as well. Unleaving is contemporary, a study of the human condition. Melissa is a master storyteller- offering her readers more than just a story, but a chance to live and breathe Maggie's journey toward healing. Get it. Read it. And don't be surprised if it stays with you for a long time.
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