erboe501's review against another edition
The hardest story to listen to was that of Maggie, the girl who accused her high school teacher of committing sexual acts with her. The trial was heartbreaking to listen to--the disbelief in her story, the assumption that this successful guy couldn't desire this troubled girl. Perhaps the most lyrical and difficult story to unpack was that of Sloane. In her first sections she comes off as totally self-confident and empowered. But that façade for the reader disintegrates as her backstory unfolds.
Women crave and demand in this story. Their agency, however, is often second fiddle to the men whom they desire. They (sometimes) willingly submit their own will to that of the men they desire, which is a sort of agency, a choice. But you can't help but see how the men's desire often trumps that of the women. Nonetheless, this book is about how women navigate sexual desire and a desire for belonging and love. As Taddeo's prologue and afterword suggest, every woman, every family, is built on stories like these.
becisbored's review against another edition
Graphic: Adult/minor relationship, Sexual assault, and Rape
emilyceratops's review against another edition
Maggie Wilken's story hit me particularly hard. I could feel each nuance of her disgust and pain, and how it changed as she aged.
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redhdlibrarian's review against another edition
#shesaid, graphic, Journalism.