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You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Adult rape is a hard crime to classify. Boys had gathered from outside and now laice in at me, pressing their faces near the glass.

For a second, I lost consciousness. They were watching my life as if it were a movie. Then the doorknob turned. I felt the rapist’s words, “worst bitch,” as I would feel them almost constantly for years when I undressed in front of other people. The opening pages are unforgettable, as Sebold graphically and unflinchingly describes her sexual assault.

She has published three books: He grabbed my head.


God bless you always. She cried more than I did and her face became mottled and swollen. But Sebold does depict the range of reactions, and sometimes I find her responses to the “bad reactors” a little curt, like she was built more for fgee survival than I was — or maybe it is the other way around? I stared right into his eyes.

I felt myself choke up several times throughout this book because even when it seems she sh Maybe you have to frse a survivor to really appreciate this book. I lay under him. Ken had a crush on me, and I knew that he was taking the pictures to show to people at home over the summer.

I lied to him. Jul 11, M rated it liked it.

Must redeem within 90 days. What should I do? By pleading, I had left myself open to this. Please don’t do this.

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Sebold for I originally bought this book for research. I unbuttoned the oxford-cloth shirt and, like the cardigan, I peeled it back from my body. My mother was only a few miles away, having driven up the day before to take me home from Syracuse. I made sounds, they were nothing, they were soft footfalls. Eight years and a subpar film later, it has become easy to pretend that we were never moved.

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The dead girl and I had been in the same low place All that remained unpossessed was my brain. I urinated for such a long time that the nurse and Mary Alice made a point of it, and laughed each time they thought I’d stopped.

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The nurse told me I was waiting for the psychiatrist on call. Sebold opens with a graphic, blow-by-blow depiction of the rape itself.

She said it would be twenty minutes or so, she had to pack up and check out, but she would be there. It will take feee awhile to get this story out of my head. Alice is brutally raped and beaten she struggles as much as she can, but seblld threatened by her attacker that he will kill her is she doesn’t do as she is told.

He lay down on top of me and started humping. It was like reading my own story. He dumped my purse and bag of books in the corner of the sealed-off tunnel.