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#Book #Blast PARTIAL REVIEW - "The Last Good Girl" by Allison Leotta
NEW RELEASE - TODAY! TUESDAY, MAY 3RD, 2016! A MUST-READ!
In the bestselling tradition of Jodi Picoult and written “in a style that’s as real as it gets (USA TODAY), this ripped-from-the-headlines novel features prosecutor Anna Curtis as she finds herself again at the center of a national story involving a freshman girl at a prestigious university who disappears after filing rape charges against a young man in a powerful fraternity.
Emma, a freshman at a Michigan university, has gone missing. She was last seen leaving a bar near Sigma Pi, the prestigious and secretive fraternity known on campus as “the rape factory.” The main suspect is Dylan Brooks, the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state. But so far the only clues are pieced-together surveillance footage of Emma leaving the bar that night…and Dylan running down the street after her.
Anna Curtis is on the case when she discovers the video diary Emma kept over her first few months at college, exposing the history she had with Dylan—and accusing him of rape before she disappeared.
Emma’s disappearance gets media attention and support from Title IX activists across the country, but Anna’s investigation hits a wall. Now Anna is looking for something, anything she can use to find Emma alive. But without a body or any physical evidence, she’s under threat from people who tell her to think hard before she ruins the name of an “innocent young man.” Inspired by real-life stories, The Last Good Girl shines a light on campus rape and the powerful emotional dynamics that affect the families of the men and women on both sides.
Wow! What a story! Although, this is NOT A STORY, but the TRUTH of what IS going on at Universities around our country, just THIS STORY IS FICTIONAL. Believe me, this book hits on the TRUTH! This book is not just ONE instance of what has happened, but an insurmountable account of the MANY rapes going on at Universities that we have NO CLUE ABOUT. Sad, huh. The truth! I know about this only because my husband and I watch those sometimes boring news reports, but THIS ONE REALLY GRABBED OUR ATTENTION! And yes, the way the guys are made to sound such as in this book, (assuming they are going to get some is EXACTLY how they think!) It's so SAD that this is going on! This makes you want to do some more research, include using this book, and make the rounds to High Schools all over and have Assemblies to warn the young women about this happening!
I was not able to completely finish this book for today's release as I was trying to cram in a total of 3 books in ONE week, then reading on the computer as I write these reviews all at the same time'ish gets my eyes! They are SO tired! Computer eyes! This book is SO GOOD that I want to be able to write a FULL REVIEW and give it my ALL! "This", what I'm writing now is not mt all.
The Publisher, Simon and Schuster, has a SAMPLE LIST OF WHAT WE'LL LEARN IN THE LAST GOOD GIRL, such as:
"A disproportionate number of rapes happen in the first week of college, experts call this "the Red Zone."
"6% of young men commit 90% of the rapes on campus."
and MORE. It's quite SAD to read this!
I will finish this review later this week when I am completely done and am ready to finish writing this review, most likely this will post on Thursday evening for THIS Friday!
The BEST part - I have ONE copy to raffle off to ONE of you in the US!
I am HOPING that YOU will be able to spread the news OF THIS DANGER TO ANY AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO IS IN COLLEGE OR GETTING READY TO GO TO COLLEGE! MORE WILL FOLLOW IN MY REVIEW!
I have to add one thing. We have a community college here where I live. I have OFTEN wondered about women walking all alone, and how much of a problem it might be for them to have men following them, scaring them, etc. Almost EVERY college that these rapes are happening at they refuse to admit they ARE happening, at least that is what this news report showed. (It was an hour long show.)
Watch for this COMPLETED REVIEW and it's going to have a Form for you to fill out for the giveaway book so YOU have a chance to win this book! It's a NICE book, too! Hardcover!