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 to fight back.

Hardcover, 126 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by namelos

**My Review**

“They say that rape is the only crime in which the victim has to prove her innocence.”

Valerie, the main character in Rape Girl, is raped inside her own home. Having the courage to even mention it to others, has turned her life even more upside down. The aftermath of the rape leaves Valerie unsure of herself and her life. Although she had lost so much through it all, she gained knowledge she would not have had otherwise. She learned who her real friends were, brought out others true colors. High school can be harsh, but nobody ever expects it to be cruel.

Rape Girl is very well written. It is a short novel that can be read in one sitting. It is a heartbreaking story that shows how even after experiencing such a cruel thing, you are not alone and you can survive. Things may not be the same, but you really learn about yourself and your family.

Rape Girl


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