The one everyone wants to be friends with.
I have the best boyfriend in the world, who’s on the basketball team.
My parents adore me, and I absolutely love them. My sister and I have a great relationship too.
I’m a cheerleader, I have a high GPA and I’m liked even by the teachers.
It was a night which promised to be filled with love and fun until…something happened which changed everything.
Stumbling down the first step, I barely recognize where I am.
“What’s happening?” I think I say.
There’s a cacophony of dense sounds; a combination of white noise, mumbling, and a beat which doesn’t make sense.
I’ve read a few books by this author and every book of hers I’ve read has been very good. This story was no different.
The story started with Dakota being happy, dancing at her prom and having fun, Until her world Changed for ever.
After this the story becomes extremely sad (have a box of tissues near by) and heart breaking.
Dakota had to deal with so much and had no idea what to do. Dakota’s strength throughout the book grew and grew and watching her fight back was inspiring.
Dakota was a scared 16 year old girl but she wouldn’t ask for help as she thought so many things like ” no one will believe me” or was in denial about it all trying her best to get by.
As the story was told by Dakota we were able to see every thought good, sad and confused. She had so much to deal with and the amount of emotion the author put in the book broke my heart from start to finish.
I felt I was living her life and I could feel everything she was feeling.
The author did a brilliant job was this book. She made me wonder what I’d feel like or do if that happened to me. It so made me realize that there are girls still out there in this situation thinking the same way Dakota was.
As this is a YA book I’d definitely recommend to all girls to read as the book is very informative. It lets you no what you should do if there ever in that situation. She also made you see that something like this is never your fault EVER, so never think it is. Telling a parent/friend/teacher/police is the best option and that you don’t need to worry or think they will never believe you, plus loads more.
The author did a great job at researching this subject and although the book was very informative about the subject, it flowed nicely through the book and story. The story wasn’t just about rape. There was twists and turns that you don’t expect too.
The author pulled this book off brilliantly. It was raw, emotional and inspired.
There’s something about the written word that is pure magic.
Possibly it’s the fact there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and they can create something so beautiful or so empowering they’re capable to change our lives.
How important is it that we break suit and stretch our minds?
I like to think of myself as ‘unique’. My stories aren’t for everyone, and sometimes I may push what you believe to be ‘normal’.
Normal is subjective.
I prefer to be known as a person who’s never been ‘bound by custom’ but is ‘unique by choice’.
I hope you do read and enjoy my stories.