So I sped through this ARC book from NetGalley.com by Alina Klein entitled, Rape Girl. Now this book does center around the incident so those who prefer happier topics need not continue, and in my opinion miss out. This book isn’t very long, but felt way shorter as I flew through it so quickly.
The story is centered around Valerie and her rape. Now, I couldn’t put this book down. I was captivated by it, she grabbed hold of me and I was invested in her. She was read, troubled, insecure, broken and flawed. Her thoughts on things in general reminded me of high school. She told the truth yet, she’s treated like the attacker.
There was no dragging spots, nope, from page one you dive in and keep moving forward. I don’t know how to adequately describe this book. Valerie is a very relatable character and the rest of the cast I imagined in my mind watching each one play their role perfectly. This book deals with what it’s like after the fact, when dealing with the act itself isn’t as bad as dealing with telling the truth.
This book brought about a bunch of great questions I’ve always asked myself. Why? Why is it that in a rape case the victim has to prove not only the guilt of the other party but their own innocence? Something to think about for sure. Join Valerie in her journey and please share your thoughts on this one. Even if you haven’t read the book I’d love to hear your thoughts on things.