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I actually got stuck on the reporting in the blurb. After I read the blurb and...

'Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn't speak up. Nobody believed her the first time--and they certainly won't now--but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.'

I was thinking why does she have to report it again? How many young girls get raped in this town that nobody would think about her when it happens to other people and to the point that girls are ending up missing/dead? Everyone, including law enforcement just forgot that this girl had accused this boy of rape or assault when similar questions are raised about him? Did it happen that long ago that people wouldn't put it together? But if that's the case then why is she being shunned?

I guess you don't have the answers to those, huh?
Abandoned by user 8 years ago
I do have the answers, but I don't want to answer them. Because it is really a problem with the blurb, not the book. The blurb is crap. It is actively misleading, and makes this book look like something it absolutely is not.

It does no service to the book, which is worth reading, but will potentially be dismissed by readers who would otherwise like it, and purchased by readers who will be disappointed by it.
Ah, okay. Gotcha. I misunderstood by the rest of your post. I've been on the fence about this one, but maybe going into it knowing not to put too much stock in the blurb will make a difference? Idk. It still sounds like an interesting read. Thanks. :)
Abandoned by user 8 years ago
It is an interesting read. I recommend it, just not unreservedly. I think it has strengths, but it didn't live up to the hype. For me.

A lot of other people have not had the same issues with it that I had!
Grrr, I really, really hate misleading blurbs!