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Rape Girl by Alina Klein
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, netgalley, young-adult

A great book for class discussion.

This is a subject that really has no 'right' answers; a situation that should never arise, yet once it does, can never really be resovled.
Should you speak out after a rape, or hide it away? And if you do speak out, is that the end of your suffering? Could it be that things could actually get worse??

When Valerie holds a party in her house the weekend her mother is out of town, things get rather out of hand. What happens is so believable that we are immediately swept up into Valerie's life and into her struggle to remain true to herself in spite of peer pressure and bullying.

It is horrendous, just how many rape cases are never reported, and of those that are, how many are thrown out of court. My hope for this book would be that it might give rise to discussion in schools that could, hopefully, illustrate to the boys, the effect of their behaviour and just how unacceptable it is - that when a girl says 'no' she means it.

Highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

May 8, 2012 – Started Reading
May 8, 2012 – Shelved
May 8, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
May 8, 2012 – Shelved as: netgalley
May 8, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult
May 12, 2012 – Finished Reading

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