Asking for it
It's the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma. The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can't remember what happened, she... show more
It's the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma. The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can't remember what happened, she doesn't know how she got there. She doesn't know why she's in pain. But everyone else does. Photographs taken at the party show, in explicit detail, what happened to Emma that night. But sometimes people don't want to believe what is right in front of them, especially when the truth concerns the town's heroes ...
Publish date: 2015-09-03
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, Young Adult Contemporary
Spoiler Alert: She wasn't asking for it. A few weeks ago I started and finished the book Asking For It by Louise O'Neill. This book was extremely good and it's probably going to be one of the best books I have ever read. This author has a way with words. The whole topic of this book isn't what I'...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~๏~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ABOUT THE BOOK~ Asking For It Louise O'Neill ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~๏~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the part...
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