Rape Girl

Rape Girl

by Rape Girl

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Overview

"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.

This 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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014756020
Publisher: namelos
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 126
Sales rank: 972,862
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

ALINA KLEIN lives in Indiana with her husband, two sons, and a quirky assortment of pets, including both a tortoise and a hare. When she isn’t reading or writing you might find her foraging for wild edibles, hauling random materials around her yard to create pretty things for her garden, or snapping amusing photos of her children and guinea fowl. Alina volunteers as an Assistant Regional Adviser for The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. RAPE GIRL is her first novel.

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Rape Girl 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant beleive its a story about a rape girl and the author is a rape girl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was raped by my own father and i dont have the strength to resist getting picked on anymore, people pick on me and say "when is the baby due?" Or "were you even raped? Where is your proof?" I try to ignore it, i cant stand up for myself anymore. I am depressed and dont know what to do. Fortunately i wasnt stabbed and i cut off all connection with my father, but i dont know what o do anymore...
KDH_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Initial Impression: I was immediately drawn to Rape Girl whenever I read the description. I wanted to know what really happened with Valerie and Adam. Overall Review: Rape Girl was a really good book. There were many times when my heart hurt for Valerie and I wanted to reach into the book and hug her for days. I feel like Rape Girl was pretty spot on as far as Valerie's reaction (right down to her doubting whether or not she made the right choice in telling on Adam) and the reaction of her family, friends, and school. What I Liked Most: I liked that Rape Girl took a look at a serious subject without being overly graphic and violent about it. While that can definitely be an effective way to tell a story, Rape Girl didn't need to be that in order to get the point across. What I Liked Least: It was a little shorter than I would have liked. The story did wrap up, but it was over far too quickly for me. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars
CDKeith More than 1 year ago
Wow, I mean wow! This is such a real life story. I cheered for Valerie, I teared up for her and in the end I found myself to be very proud. I strongly recommend Rape Girl for teens, parents of teens, and anyone who works with teens. This is a story of a teenage girl who experienced the unimaginable and found the courage to face it head on. It made me think of how many girls this happens to that do not come forward. I found myself angry at the system for failing the innocent and don't even get me started on the school principal in this story. A great, heartbreaking story. But, in the end Valerie finds the strength for both her and her mother to get back to some normalcy in their life.  Thank you to NetGalley and Myrick Marketing & Media, LLC for the chance to read this amazing book. 
srfeike More than 1 year ago
This was a relatively short story at just over 100 pages, but it really packed a punch. The story is about Valerie, your typical teenage girl who is looking for a good time just like everyone else. Her good time, however, ends with her being raped. We get to see very little of the events leading up to the rape, in fact, only a few hours. What this book deals with is the aftermath. You see rapes in books often, but never a book based specifically around the act. Valerie's story, I suspect, is not that unusual. It was incredibly well written and very emotional. The author did not drag the story down with a lot of detail, but focused mainly on Valerie and her reactions to everything going on around her. It was heartbreaking reading about Valerie trying to 'get over it,' as the saying goes, and get back to her life. Because she chooses to face her attacker, she loses everything, including her reputation and her best friend. I would have loved for this story to be longer so we could see where Valerie goes from here. She proves herself a strong individual and I would have loved to see a happy ending for her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was great and written well. It could have been longer though. I wish she would have written more about what happened after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good realistic teen fiction, but I felt it was a little too short
christiatherton More than 1 year ago
What a fabulous, engrossing book! Despite the subject matter, this was NOT a depressing book. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to figure out what Valerie was going to do next. She and all the other characters felt so real. I could sympathize with almost all of them just a little bit, even some of her friends who didn't behave like real friends. I only wish the book had been longer. I could have read about Valerie's life twice as long as this, easily! Great, great first book. I will definitely be buying Klein's next one!
lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
What is the book about? Valerie's mom is going out of town and she's leaving Valerie and her younger sister home alone for a few days. Valerie decides to throw a party and invite all her friends. She can't wait to see Adam, the boy she's been eyeing. How lucky does she feel when he shows up to her party. They drink, they laugh, they make out, and then she throws up all over his shoes. He comes back the next morning determined to finish where the left off. From this part in the story it's he said-she said and everyone seems to be on Adam's side. What did I think of the book? The only complaint I have about this book, it was too short. I wish it was a longer book. Otherwise, this book was fabulous. Honest and open, and utterly raw. I enjoy that in this type of book. I enjoyed reading Valerie's story of her struggle during high school while being labeled as "The Rape Girl." During the end of my high school years, I was raped and stabbed 32 times. I was the rape girl at school. Everyone knew why I didn't wear shorts and long sleeves. Everyone either hated me for drawing attention to myself and being the center of attention or they took pity on me. This book brought all those memories back, and they were so similar to my own feelings from my experience. Although I had some flashback dreams after reading this book, which was my own damn fault for finishing the whole book before I fell asleep, I still enjoyed reading it. If you or someone you know is a rape victim, this is a good book to read to understand you are not alone.