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Page- turning escapism. (I would have liked to give it 3.5 stars!)
on 22 May 2011
I finished this book today and found it an intriguing read. I couldn't wait to find out what would happen to Katie next in her interesting and self destructive life! The blunt and colloquial tone adopted throughout was also fantastic, as I could really feel that there was an autobiographical element to the novel. I like the fact that the author did not sugar coat anything, it was blunt and realistic. Despite Katie being rather self-obsessed she was still likeable, and the psychology behind her addiction was also explored quite interestingly.
I could empathise with Katie, even though I have never been in her situation, and I felt particularly moved when she was raped by that middle-class man. I feel that the novel really strikes a cord, as so many women really do sleep with men in order to feel desirable and loved.. and that they should learn to love themselves instead of giving themselves to men to be used.However, despite enjoying the story I did find the ending to be possibly rushed, I would have liked to learn more about about her recovery/rehab. It seemed as if the novel was too nicely wrapped up... But for sheer entertainment I would recommend this novel to anyone, it will not take you very long to read as it is such a page turner!