A Young Girl's Crimes (Uncensored and Uncut)

A Young Girl's Crimes (Uncensored and Uncut)

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by David Rehak
     
 

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Flora wants to be a normal teenager. But her wealthy and domineering father won't let her. He wants to keep her locked up in his mansion forever. Her anger and rebellion grow. The sexually cruel and evil ideas of the Marquis de Sade feed the anger and rebellion, which turn to murder and perversion. She is reaching out for love, every kind of love. But it's one

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Flora wants to be a normal teenager. But her wealthy and domineering father won't let her. He wants to keep her locked up in his mansion forever. Her anger and rebellion grow. The sexually cruel and evil ideas of the Marquis de Sade feed the anger and rebellion, which turn to murder and perversion. She is reaching out for love, every kind of love. But it's one disappointment after another. Rejection. Finally, she turns to God and finds spiritual guidance ... but can she escape her dark past?

This new revised and improved version of "A Young Girl's Crimes" is uncensored and uncut. Originally published in 2002, its first publisher had his editors make various cuts in the text to content which they deemed offensive. Because he was eager to publish, the author agreed to these changes at the time, against his better judgment. These parts have been faithfully restored and the full and complete version of the book is here re-published for the first time. Bargain-priced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438215853
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/05/2008
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

When he's not writing, David Rehak works as an ESL instructor in language schools. His first book "A Young Girl's Crimes" struck a deep nerve when it first made a splash on the literary scene and created much controversy. It was banned by a school board and taken off a few school library shelves; copies have even been destroyed in a church group book burning. Sparking heated mixed debate, it has been called both a minimalistic masterpiece and trash literature, both well-written and badly written, both highly moral and highly immoral. One prominent newspaper dubbed it: "The first Christian porn novel."

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A Young Girl's Crimes (Uncensored and Uncut) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
AReese40 More than 1 year ago
It will take another 200 years for this book to be fully understood and appreciated, if ever, as YA. If you want to read an extremely sexually perverted book about a teenage girl without guilt because it is written from a moral point of view and is not from the erotica section, then this book perhaps more than any other was written for you. I thought the story was totally streamlined for better or worse but was also reeeeeeally engaging for all that. No kidding, there's no slow or boring parts, it just compels you on. And don't be fooled by the low page count, there's enough drama in this story to fill 300 pages! Somewhat naïve and limited from a literary standpoint, sure, but interesting and enjoyable at the same time. A really delicious reading experience. You hear the word "page-turner" all the time and then you read the novel and usually it's the same as other novels. But this little novel really is a massive page-turner and it's told at such a fast plot-driven pace. Each chapter is short and to the point and leaves you desperately hanging to find out what happens in the next chapter. You gotta read this. I swear, it really is somethin' else.
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Angie_Dobson More than 1 year ago
Flora Darby and her brother, Bill live a repressed life on their father's estate in Alberta, Canada. The year is 1952 and sixteen year old Flora, has never been allowed to have friends or leave the family home for fear she will be corrupted by society. When her brother meets a woman his father diapproves of, he chooses to marry her and be disowned by their father. Flora, motherless, has only a tutor for company. Flora's crimes begin when she can no longer bear the old Mrs. Strachey and her narrow minded opinions. Flora believes once she is out of the way, a new tutor will be brought and she can hopefully learn something new. With the demise of Mrs. Strachey, Tiffany is brought in to teach Flora her lessons. With a new and younger tutor on the scene, Flora is given the opportunity to explore the world around her under Tiffany's guidance. While this novel is based loosely on a true crime, the intensity and feelings invoked are presumably fiction. David Rehak has created a novel full of sin and redemption which will stick in the reader's mind for a long time. The nature of A YOUNG GIRL'S CRIMES is graphic and obscene at times, but Mr. Rehak has brought the story to life, and creates scenes filled with passion. As a novel written for young adults, I cannot recommend this story. However, for an adult, or someone looking to understand the girl behind a heinous crime I can assure the reader that this is a tale that they may not be able to put down. Some of the more horrifying scenes in this novel include murder, incest, suicide, and pedophilia. Not for the weak at heart, but a compelling story none the less.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i had a lot of fun with this novel! it is a really easy breezy read. i have never read anything so fast-paced, so tightly written and compact but with so much story fit in. i do not know how he did it. it looks deceptively easy. i cannot think of any novel to compare it to, so i must simply call it a kind of minimalism or rehakian style. this is not a conventional novel by any stretch. i'm tempted to call it an anti-novel! although i do not know him, i feel very strongly about david rehak. i must tell you sincerely that to me he is one of the giants not only of literature but of living. i feel personally related to him.. that is, to the kind of writer or human being that he is. to me even his flaws and inferior qualities in his writing are more interesting than the works of writers who produce more literary heavyweight novels but who are not his equal in the entertainment department. have you read his 3 novels? this is his first one which by chance i read last. the grief i feel about the world and my life and the compassion i feel for 'the outsider' in us all who feels betrayed and shunned by the world - therein lies the power of mr. rehak's writing. i feel that he understands the deeper questions and conflicts of life and can tell me about everything. the power of his writing lies in the titillating excitement and soothing sadness it produces.. it is a sadness with a joyousness and spirituality that i believe to be more important to me than anything else in the world that i might discover, inherit, earn or steal. i feel grateful that such a man lives and writes, so that in seeking [worldly and otherworldly] meaning, there might be some to find. and i am grateful that i have the personal good luck of discovering his books. his writing has given me the world and has given my life a specific kick-start which seems to have some chance of continuing for a while. i know that he and i are a great deal alike and that what he can do, i can do. i have always felt like a writer.. but david rehak has put me to work in earnest. joel asizi
Guest More than 1 year ago
A 'YOUNG GIRL'S CRIMES' is masterful and fresh, yet terrifying...this writer is original and ingenious! I found it a compelling read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great! I could not put it down, very fasinating, even though what Flora did was wrong I could not help but like her character and feel pity for her, I also thought the ending was excellent - top author!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book the ideas are relevant to the characters and story and developed enough for what is a short novel, let us not forget. If the author had delved more into the realm of ideas it would have cluttered the flow of the story. After all this is what it is, a NOVEL, a story, not a religious or philosophical dissertation. The philosophy and spirituality are only where the story needs them. The main focus and rightly so is the story itself - And a very entertaining riveting non-stop story it is too. I had a good sense of the personality of each of the main characters also. What astounds me is how the author managed to fit so much plot into 111 pages in such a clear, brisk and flowing style. Not cramped or awkward at all I must say.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is nothing in this books that holds it together other than it's undeveloped characters. The book wanders between being bawdy, spritual, philosophical, and pornographic. None of this is necessarily bad, but Mr. Rehak seems to have cut and pasted these elements together. In a word, Rehak's effort was "overambitious." He covers too much ground with too many characters in the most shallow fashion, and then the book stops after a mere 111 pages with too many loose ends. This wasn't a worthwhile read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book doesn't know what it wants to do. Is it philosophical investigation? Is it a gimmicky, light-hearted story? Is it an analysis of improving one's life while still attached to an evil past? Whatever this book is trying to do it certainly cannot do it all in so few pages (less than 120). Instead, the book is a loosely connected assortment of ideas that are indeed interesting. However, the author brushes through the ideas in a paragraph or two, then he's on to the next thing. Nothing gets due attention. Case-in-point: Early in the book, young Flora is intrigued by Marquis de Sade. She sedices her babysitter and during their brief affair, Flora is said to have included elements of de Sade. However, in the one sex scene, the author doesn't give us de Sade. Instead, he offers erotica akin to Playboy (soft, commercially glossy and formulaic). So, is the author trying to get the readers hot, or is he trying to help us understand Flora? Another example is Flora's brother who leaves their rich father and lives in poverty with his girlfriend. The girlfriend is also one who has rebelled against her parents. We aren't talking about whimsical people. Very deliberately and with forethought these people leave their parents. Yet, they're not bright enough to see through Flora's unimaginative plot to break up their relationship. The upshot, here, is that this book which promises inquiry into redemption, is actually a collage of vignettes that we've all seen zillions of times on network television. Within that context, de Sade, Nietzsche and Christianity all prove to be distractions because none of them are presented thoroughly and fairly. And neither of them are either refuted or supported convincingly. There was a lot of potential in this book. I did read through to the final word. So,"A Young Girl's Crimes" wasn't so bad that I put it down mid-way. It was ultimately a huge disappointment after the first few pages suggested something unique and insighful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book that is filled with twists and turns on every page with a flawless story! I could not put his book down and read it in one day! This is a great book for those who are in the clergy and mental health fields. In gives you an indepth look into this type of mental illness and goes into the spiritual values of a criminal in need of help before the crime is commited. My heart rate went up and I was on a whirlwind of a ride! I would have read this book again if it had not been 3:30 a.m. and my eyes were still in focus! Great book and I look forwards to reading his future books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a fast and entertaining read. Mr. Rehak writes about a young girl from a repressed environment with an accurate eye for how easy it is for the jaded to take advantage of her. It is a convincing glimpse into the very sad, often oppressive, definitely manipulated life of a woman/child. Flora is a young woman, intelligent, but, emotionally retarded because her father is nothing more then a possessive, clueless tyrant, and she has no mother to help her find her way. The writing is terse, witty, and reminds me of Hemingway in its economy of words. I look forward to more from this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel unfolds in a surprisingly unpredictable manner. No stone is left unturned by the end. This book raises questions both about the characters and forces one to question his or her own beliefs. Recommended highly.