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Lucky Paperback – 2003

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8876415602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330418362
  • ASIN: 033041836X
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lucky


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Having been a victim of rape myself, I was a little unsure of whether reading this book was a good idea...drudging up old memories I'd rather forget. However, after the first page I knew this was a book I should read. Alice Sebold explains how she was raped and how she coped with it, about how other people percieve you as a rape victim and how you percieve yourself. I found this a very moving account and something which had me crying and nodding understanding all the things she said. Especially when you wonder, if i've been raped, am I still allowed to enjoy sex? This book was kind of like therapy to me. I found her first novel, The Lovely Bones, a very moving read too, however, nothing could be more moving than her brave and frank account of her own terrifying experience. It is the sort of book more people should read, whether you have been a victim of rape, know someone who was, or have had no contact with this kind of crime. In this day and age where victims still have trouble speaking out - we need a role model who can show us its ok to tell someone - you are not an outcast and anyone who thinks different is not worthy of your time. This book will not wave a magic wand and make it all go away, but it certainly helps get some things off your mind. A wonderful, moving and helpful read.
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Alice Seabolds memoir "lucky" is intelligent, down-to-earth and very much worth reading. As a freshman in college Alice Seabiold is raped and assaulted. The rape affects not only her, but also her family, friends and the people around her.
The reactions and actions of those faced with dealing with her and the "incident" often hurt more to read than the description of the rape itself. As, Alice strives to reach a normality in her life and in her relationships, the perpetrator is brought to trial, and eventualy convicted.
The most interesting part of the book is Alices way of dealing with her new life and the choices she makes and the way she thinks of herself and the situatuons she ends up in.
"Lucky" is a beautifully written, clear and honest book. I am amazed at the integrity and assurance with wich Alice Seabold writes.
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By RM Brown VINE VOICE on 4 May 2006
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I first discovered Alice Sebold when I read a review of The Lovely Bones, bought it, read it and fell in love with it. I then came across Lucky and decided to read it. I've never been a big fan of memoirs but Lucky changed that. Never before have I felt such respect for someone as I do Alice Sebold. In Lucky you follow her through her horrific rape and the struggle to put her life back together afterwards. The book had me gripped and I could not put it down. It's a heart-wrenching story that had me in tears at points. A definate read for anyone.
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Alice Sebold's stunning and uncompromising fictional debut 'The Lovely Bones' won both popular and critical acclaim; now she shares the terrible events that to some extent shaped her novel in this powerful and ultimately redemptive memoir. In her first year at college, Alice was brutally raped and beaten in a park near her campus. With searing candour and wit, she chronicles her recovery and her friends' and families' dazed reactions. Her indomitable spirit shines throughout, taking her up to the moment when her rapist is convicted and beyond, when the painful process of recovery truly began. Hard-hitting and disturbing at times, Alice's courage eventually wins through as she imparts wisdom profoundly hard-won: "You save yourself or you remain unsaved". This is not an easy read. Some parts are very hard to digest, but it is immediately a very powerful and razor-sharp memoir that will have you experience an extremity of emotions. In this brilliant, eloquent, funny and brutally precise memoir, Sebold has broken ranks with the silence that still clings to the taboo, and little understood, subject of rape. She had the courage to speak out and record an exhilarating and intelligent record of her horrific ordeal and how she coped with the aftermath and her healing process. It is the sort of book that will haunt you, though offer some solace, for a long time afterwards. Sebold's parting words echo a harsh reality: "I live in a world where the two truths coexist, where both hell and hope live in the palm of my hand."
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Oh My God!! I could not put this book down. Alice Sebold is not only brilliant but very brave. Tell it how it is.....How clever to start with the account of her rape...most books take you to at least half way in to get you there.
The reason this works is because it is not just another book about a girl who is raped, it is a real life story that many of us can empathise with. And empathise we did, we also laughed with Alice and cried with Alice and we were fighting along with Alice for justice....something that some of us have wished for, only to have our wishes denied. Alice not only speaks for herself in Lucky, but also for the rest of us who were to afraid to speak for ourselves. Brilliant.
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Lucky (which Sebold describes as her term for blessed) is a moving account of Sebolds own violent rape. It is a story that is told with great bravery and dignity. Sebold would not want to be seen as a victim, she bravely continued to fight to receive justice for this terrible crime. The book takes us on her journey from the rape and through her battle to refind herself.She is helped by some but as she states she felt that some people lived in her "before" world and she would always live in an "after" the event world.She was changed forever by her ordeal but this is a story of hope and passion. She refuses to lie down and give up.Sebold comes across as a strong woman and this book will touch everyone who reads it.
(Read this along with her book "The Lovely Bones")
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