This is another ARC I’ve received. I don’t know where/why I requested it, but when it came in the mail, I dropped everything and read it in one shot. Frankly, I don’t know how you couldn’t read this in one sitting.
Alice (that’s not her name, it’s just what her abductor, Ray, calls her) was abducted when she was on a class field trip…she was only 10 years old, and now she’s 15, and since she’s not staying as *young* as Ray wants, he tells her that she will find the next girl he will abduct. Alice is excited about getting someone else to take her place. She doesn’t care if Ray kills her, she just wants out of her situation.
Ray likes ‘em young…Alice even has to get her nether regions waxed to keep up the image Ray has of her. She would escape, but he’s promised to kill her family if she does. So she stays and has become a living dead girl.
I feel kinda weird reviewing this book. Actually, I felt kind of dirty reading it. I think because I usually get a pleasure out of reading…and I wasn’t happy to read this story. I couldn’t enjoy it because of the subject matter.
But, BUT, weirdly enough, I was very impressed with the writing. I felt like I was in Alice’s head. The sentences were short and choppy, but at the same time run-on, sometimes with no punctuation, basically how Alice was thinking.
This book was raw and ugly and gritty…but in the end, hopeful.
Rating 88 out of 100.
If you’d like to read this book, leave a comment and I’ll do a drawing and send this book to someone. You have until September 30th. Good luck!