Confessions of a Teenage Rape Survivor
#1, Confessions Universe
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Part of the Confessions Universe, a series of interconnected stand-alone YA and NA novels featuring protagonists that struggle to overcome the burdens and drawbacks of a specific issue (drugs, eating disorders, trauma, etc.) and how that issue affects their personal, mental, psychological, and romantic lives. Real. Honest. Uncensored.
Before she was raped, almost sixteen-year-old Allison Sommer knew exactly what she wanted and was in total control of her life. Get through high school, go to college to appease her dad, somehow stay fit, lithe, and athletic through all the stress and become a professional cheerleader. Normal teenage stuff. Simple. At least it was simple before she was raped.
Now Allison's whole life is out of her control. She can't trust in her own choices, can't rationalize anything anymore, so she just goes through the motions, hoping that eventually she'll go back to normal, can stop pretending. That doesn't happen, especially when she's forced to reveal what happened to her family and closest friends.
On the MTV commercials and reality shows that emphasize that she has nothing to be ashamed of and guide viewers to some website like don't-be-a-victim.com and a support hotline, no one warns her that the aftermath is more difficult than the rape itself, that her family's efforts to be supportive make her feel more alone and confused.
And being raped has more devastating consequences than Allison ever imagined, forcing her to make one of the most difficult decisions she's ever had to make. It should be a no-brainer, everyone says, but being raped makes Allison question everything and everyone she thought she could trust.
Either way, Allison won't let anyone force her to do anything again, not like her rapists did, even if it makes her already difficult enough circumstance more difficult. Uncensored and unflinchingly honest, these are the confessions of a teenage rape survivor.
Wow... just... Wow.
The beginning was interesting, but around the part where she went on an eating binge, they lost me. At a certain point, it sounded like an anti-abortion political statement. I am pro-abortion, so I was frustrated at argument after argument against it. I just couldn't connect with the unintelligent characters. The only person I even liked was Gene. I hated it. The book went from good to weird to frustrating and opinionated to boring and opinionated to blah and opinionated. The writing was riddled with grammatical errors and misspellings. Pathetic.
I love it
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Oct 16, 2014
- Publisher: Daes of May
- Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
- Print Length: 288 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: #1, Confessions Universe