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Lucky - Alice Sebold
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Lucky - Alice Sebold
Advantages: The way the book is written
Disadvantages: What happened
A few years ago, I read the Lovely Bones and enjoyed it so much that I started looking around for Alice Sebold's other books. When I found this, I brought it without even looking what it was about and was quite surprised when I started reading.
The book is an account of part of Alice Sebold's life, which surprised me a little.
The start of the book is set in a tunnel, where Alice is being sexually attacked. Alice starts of by describing how this man raped her, which can be quite distressing. She writes in a first person account and it is shocking how matter of fact she is about the ordeal.
After this we join Alice on a journey, through medical examinations and police statements. If I remember rightly, we also follow her through legal proceeding to try and bring her attacker to justice.
As the ordeal 'comes to an end', with the court case finishing, Alice tried to rebuild her life and live again and it is inspiring seeing her do so.
I do not remember too much of the book and, with what I do remember, I do not want to spoil it for you.
This is one of the most inspiring books that I have read. I have read many books like this, but they are all written in such a way that makes Alice's seem completely different. I love the way that she has written this, she hasn't tried to dress anything down and has been so matter of fact with everything.
When I started reading it, before I realised it was an account of her life, I didn't understand where this story was going to go with everything happening in the first chapter, I thought it must be like the Lovely Bones. But once I got into it I realised how inspiring her story was and it was so moving to read how she overcame her attack and carried on with her life.
Written by an amazingly strong woman, I recommend this highly.
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