This book is about a young woman with a difficult past. Every aspect of her life seems to revolve around the trauma when she was betrayed by her teenage friends.
As an adult, she became desperate to "reinvent herself." To distance and insulate herself from these events.
She thought she had it all. The glamorous job. The pedigreed fiance. The expensive wardrobe.
But none of that could cover the pain of what she endured when she was too young to understand the consequences.
What is rape? If you are the only girl there and get drunk with the boys, is it rape?
Does it matter what you were wearing? Or whether you liked one of the boys?
I guess it depends on who you ask.
Females are often judged in this society by actions that boys are rarely held accountable for.
"For boys will be boys."
This story is a dark and twisted journey. Sometimes it is hard to read the words.
I found myself reading and rereading sentences and paragraphs to fully grasp the reality of what was happening.
Written from the alternating viewpoints of both the present and the past, you will think you are reading about one horrible event. When actually you are reading about two.
I think it is important to remember that most tragedies unfold on a seemingly ordinary day. And then goes down a record of what cannot be forgotten.
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