Asking For It by Louise O'Neill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published for YAs in Britain, and then published adult here in the US this year. Well, maybe. Booklist reviewed it in the adult section and said it was a great crossover novel for teens. School Library Journal reviewed it as YA. So who knows?
Whatever--it belongs in both the YA and the adult sections of your libraries. So much heart and drama and anguish over the beautiful Emma. Was it rape? She was drunk. She did choose to take drugs. She did know the boys and call them later, even showing up at a party with them.
But then there are the pictures. All of the pictures that are all over Facebook and Twitter and email.
This book disgusted me--no one takes Emma's side, other than the crazy feminists. THIS BOOK EXPLAINS RAPE CULTURE!! It's the epitome of what makes me angry about rape and slut-shaming and weight issues and all that is teenage hormones. Ugh.....just read it. This should be this generation's Speak.
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