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Lucky by Alice Sebold
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Apr 20, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: 2012, memoir

I wish I had read this BEFORE reading "The Lovely Bones." I think I would have understood that book better if I had known the author's personal experience of rape. Either way, though, I really didn't like either book. It seems unfair to pass judgment on how a rape victim deals with her trauma, so I will only say this: I didn't identify with the author's mindset at all, and I found it ironic that someone so seemingly reflective could be so baffled by her friend Lila's rejection of her. (Lila also experienced rape, and when the author pressured her to deal with her rape in the same way the author did, Lila moved out and found new friends. Can you blame her???)

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