Important topic, but book wasn't for me | BookishFirst

Important topic, but book wasn't for me

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After reading the synopsis, I was so excited for this book and thought it was going to be one I really loved. However, I was left disappointed and thought it was just an okay book. I definitely think the story is an important one and discusses difficult topics such as rape and victim blaming, but the execution just wasn’t quite there for me.

When I read that part of the book was in verse form, I was excited. I tend to enjoy stories that are told in verse, but when the verse was a made-up story by the main character I found it as a sort of space filler in the book (even though it had to do with what the story was about). I also didn’t really connect with the main character of the book. She seemed a little disconnected from those around her and a bit self-centered, and it just didn’t sit right with me.

I’m giving this three stars because it is such an important topic and it’s important to discuss the victim blaming, but otherwise, this book just wasn’t for me.

*Thank you to Penguin Teen, BookishFirst, and NetGalley for an early copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*