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Asking for It (Hardcover) (Louise O'neill)
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Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on Emma.
The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home. She is disheveled, bleeding, and disoriented, looking as if she were discarded.
To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. At school, people turn away from her and whisper under their breath. Here mind may be a blank as far as the events of the previous evening, but someone has posted photos of it on Facebook under a fake account, "Easy Emma"--photos she will never be able to forget.
As the photos go viral and a criminal investigation is launched, the community is thrown into tumult. The media descends, neighbors chose sides, and people from all over the world want to talk about her story. Everyone has something to say about Emma.
Asking For It is a powerful story about the devastating effects of ****** and public shaming, told through the awful experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by an act of violence.
Number of Pages: 324.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Age Range: Teen
Author: Louise O'neill
Street Date: April 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-2681