Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rape Girl by Alina Klein

Rape Girl

Goodreads summary: "Hey, look. It’s that girl. That rape girl, right?"

Valerie always wanted to be the smart girl. The pretty girl. The popular girl.

But not the rape girl.

That’s who she is now. Rape Girl. Because everyone seems to think they know the truth about what happened with Adam that day, and they don’t think Valerie’s telling it.

Before, she had a best friend, a crush, and a close-knit family. After, she has a court case, a support group, and a house full of strangers.

The real truth is, nothing will ever be the same.

RAPE GIRL is the compelling story of a survivor who does the right thing and suffers for it. It is also the story of a young woman’s struggle to find the strength in herself to fight back.


I received a copy of Rape Girl through Netgalley for an honest review.

This book made me frustrated at everything that happened, which is a good sign because it means I connected with the characters and plot, made me feel something. The writing style was good. I liked how it flowed and how it didn't use too many adjectives, unlike most YA novels.

Valerie is a refreshing voice in the YA world plagued by cliche, overbearing, airhead protagonists. I was struggling with her when she was struggling with her so called "friends", her family, her schoolmates, and how people treated her. While I was reading, I really wished that her rapist and her "friends" just died! I was disheartened to learn what happened on the case against her rapist and just wanted to smash my kindle into bits! Valerie's transition was slow, but I rooted her all the way and wished she could get pass this crisis.

I had a problem with the ending. It didn't satisfy me enough because the rapist didn't really feel any remorse or guilt. And it just ended abruptly. I wanted to read more on what Valerie was going to do now she had confronted her rapist and what her rapist would do after

What I learned on Rape Girl?

Even "nice guys" can turn into rapists.


1 comment:

  1. That sounds like an interesting but difficult read! Nice review. :)