Sunday, June 24, 2007


Lucky by Alice Sebold

From the Publisher
Enormously visceral, emotionally gripping, and imbued with the belief that justice is possible even after the most horrific of crimes, Sebold''s compelling memoir of her rape at the age of 18 is a story that takes hold and won''t let go

A disturbing book!!! The account of the rape is detailed and quite vivid. Sebold's determination is admirable. The justice system is also shown in all its goods and bads. How can a line-up be handled like it was? I found it quite callous in how both Lila and Alice treated each other and their lack of mutual understanding. Alice also seems to forego any sort of therapy and I believe that is why she has trouble later. This is a tale of a very strong young lady to whom the ultimate personal tragedy happened



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