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Asking For It

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hollyisalovelyname Sun 13-Mar-16 10:57:12

Has anybody read Asking For It by Louise O' Neill ?
If so, your thoughts please.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 13-Mar-16 14:15:37


NuggetofPurestGreen Sun 13-Mar-16 23:28:41

Yep. Twice! It's an excellent book but very upsetting. Very realistic portrayal of people's reactions to rape/victim blaming etc (even when they are sympathetic to some degree like her parents).

What did you think?

hollyisalovelyname Sun 13-Mar-16 23:50:39

I agree it was upsetting.

TinaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 23-Mar-16 11:30:07

I read this book last year, it really was very harrowing and stuck with me for a long time. It's a tough read at times, but definitely very thought provoking.

hollyisalovelyname Wed 23-Mar-16 18:26:29

Thanks Tina. I thought there would be more traffic on this threadsad

notamummy10 Wed 23-Mar-16 18:31:20

Yup I've read it, I enjoyed it but it was so frustrating! I wanted to scream at some of the characters e.g. the victim blamers. The critics aren't lying when they said Louise writes with a scalpel.

onedogatoddlerandababy Wed 23-Mar-16 19:10:31

Thanks op, lining up something new to read so it's on my kindle waiting for me to get to it.

notamummy10 Wed 23-Mar-16 19:43:42

onedogatoddlerandababy - I recommend Louise's other book Only Ever Yours as well!

hollyisalovelyname Fri 25-Mar-16 08:57:19

Thank you Notamummy I shall seek it out.

TheSecondOfHerName Sat 26-Mar-16 01:21:06

I read Only Ever Yours and thought it was really good.

Asking For It is not an easy read or an enjoyable one. However, I think it needed to be written, and needs to be read.

hollyisalovelyname Sat 26-Mar-16 08:55:35

Thanks TheSecond

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