TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE AND VICTIM BLAMING.
I actually re-read this because the new one came out and I just looked at most of the reviews for this one and thought, "Damn, maybe I was just in a bad mood when I read it."
The re-reading actually made me lower the rating from 2 stars to 1.
The first time I read it I was in the middle of exams, and I wasn't really thinking about what I was reading, it was mostly to get my mind off things for a bit - and it failed even at that, since I only gave it a 2 back then.
But now that I've re-read it... I mean, what. the. fuck.
Seriously what the fuck is this bullshit? A girl is gang raped for years and spends most of her life giving birth to still-born babies only to be raped again and again, and the main character goes on and on about how weak this girl is? How she should have died fighting her rapists?
I mean are you serious with this shit?!
Victim blaming people who've been raped doesn't belong in any book EVER, but it certainly belongs even less in YA!
Then the guy who was the rapists's leader becomes a love interest for the main character...
I JUST CAN'T DEAL WITH THIS LEVEL OF FUCKERY!
Ann Aguirre's official site
Not adding a "Buy this book" link because this blog's contributors will have no part in the support of rape culture and victim blaming.