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Let down by a misleadingly shocking title
on 6 March 2016
I really wish this had a different title. I understand that it's referring to the love story between the rape survivor and her family, rather than the rapists, but it's such an unnecessarily misleading title that it makes it hard for me to recommend this book to anyone without babbling a caveat beforehand. That said, I have recommended this book, because I think that - despite the title - it's a fairly nuanced look at the problems within the justice system when it comes to the crime of rape, and at the deeper culture of victim blaming within society as a whole. The only part I didn't like was the ending, but I don't think it detracted from the rest of the book. Read with caution as it's obviously incredibly visceral and traumatic in places, to necessary effect.