5 out of 5 stars
Alice Sebold, the renowned author of The Lovely Bones, writes a heart-wrenching, life-changing memoir recording the events during and after she was sexually assaulted as a college freshmen. For some, the details may be too explicit, however, no story has ever brought to light the realities that sexual assault victims experience with such excruciating honesty. In the era of the #MeToo movement, Sebold is the quintessence of someone who believes in speaking up and never hiding behind the curtains of silence. Often, people do not truly understand the effects of sexual assault just by seeing a trial on the news or watching an episode of Law and Order, but Sebold’s first hand account and description of what she endured that in no way restrains from telling the whole story will be sure to make the reader step into her shoes and walk through every police interview, family argument, court appeal, and friendship fallout. It is a promise- you will not be able to put this book down.