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No Virgin

No Virgin - Anne Cassidy TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE

One has to appreciate what Anne Cassidy was trying to do in writing this book, in which a seventeen-year-old girl battles with herself as she tries to decide if she can bring herself to report her rape.

It’s an important, powerful, necessary conversation to have, but the execution in this instance left a lot to be desired.

We join Stacey hiding in the bathroom after she’s been raped. She eventually gets up, grabs her things, and leaves, her rapist smiling at her all the while and giving her money to catch a cab home. She goes home and argues with her mum who wants to know where she was the past couple days, and argues with her best friend who gives her the silent treatment for not answering her messages or calls. Then she sits down to write about what happened, starting with the fight she had with her sister which drove her away from the house in the first place.


The rest of this review can be found HERE!