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Still Room for Hope : A Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Forgiveness, and Freedom (Hardcover) (Alisa

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"These were boys we knew, boys we trusted. 'They wouldn't do that to you,' she insisted. I wanted to believe her. But I couldn't..."
On July 6, 2002, sixteen-year-old Alisa Kaplan woke, sick and disoriented, in the passenger seat of her car. She'd been at a party the night before, but there was a big blank hole where her own memories of the night should have been. So what happened at that party? Why couldn't she remember anything about the night before?
As the appalling, terrifying details of that night began to surface, it ignited a media frenzy and a storm of controversy with Alisa trapped at the center: A straight-laced, straight-A student, sexually assaulted by three male friends-all caught on videotape.
Her fight for justice pitted her against some of Southern California's most powerful families, and made her the target of a devastating smear campaign. Despite the evidence, the corruption and humiliation of her first trial resulted in a hung jury, and sent her spiraling into the oblivion of ****** addiction.
But on the threshold of her last chance and darkest moment, Alisa discovered: There was still room for hope.
Now she recounts her gripping story of transforming from victim to survivor: How she got a second chance, broke her silence, and found faith and grace in God on her way to rebuilding a stronger, meaningful life.
Courageous and heartbreaking, Alisa's hope-filled account demonstrates that redemption is always possible, and forgiveness can transform anyone.
At the age of sixteen, Alisa Kaplan knew she was running with the wrong crowd. One night the former straight-A student and track star was sexually assaulted by three of her male friends. Brutalized, Alisa's questions about what happened that night were answered when the police called, having identified her from a video in their possession. Alisa lived through a pair of trials against some of the most powerful families in Orange County.

While her hometown and the media raged against her, Alisa spiraled downward into alcoholism and, eventually, methamphetamine use. After years of addiction, abusive relationships, and homelessness, Alisa received a second chance. She entered rehab and began the process of turning her life around and finding faith and grace in God on her way to sobriety.

Alisa's story illustrates that redemption isalways possible, and her honesty and incredible capacity for forgiveness appeal and have the ability to transform everyone.
Number of Pages: 282
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Author: Alisa Kaplan
Language: English
Street Date: April 7, 2015
TCIN: 17181897
UPC: 9781455553839
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-5604
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