Skip to main content

Blog Tour: Book Review: No Shame by Anne Cassidy

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

Title: No Shame
Author: Anne Cassidy
Source: From Publisher 
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

(
GoodreadsAmazon)












Book Summary from Goodreads:

The powerful companion to NO VIRGIN.
From the author of the critically acclaimed, LOOKING FOR JJ, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2004 and the Carnegie Medal in 2005.
Stacey Woods has been raped and now she has to go through a different ordeal - the court trial. But nothing in life it seems is black and white and life is not always fair or just. Suddenly it seems that she may not be believed and that the man who attacked her may be found not guilty . . . if so Stacey will ned to find a way to rebuild her life again . . .
A tautly told and important book, perfect for readers of Asking for It by Louise O'Neill.

Book Review: 


Having not read No Virgin by Anne Cassidy I was scared about picking up No Shame in the vain that I might not understand the whole plot, however, this was not a problem and No Shame was an honest and Frank book focusing on a rape trial.

First I have to say that this book does deal with a rape trail and therefore does feature written scenes focusing on this so a trigger warning is needed for rape and sexual abuse which are the main focuses of this book. These could be uncomfortable to read at times but they were needed in the book to explain the situation.

I do think that this book is really important especially in the world we are currently living in but I guess that I was really disappointed by the ending.  The ending does depict a reality that many people do go through on a daily basis but I would have liked this to be different to give people who go through this to believe that it is possible for criminals to be put to justice. This is something that is so needed right now. 

The book, however, is really honest and although this is something that I have ever experienced before seemed realistic and to me, that was a good part of it. 

I really did like the main protagonist and she was very honest and was an accurate interpretation of someone in her situation and I felt for her. She also had a future and her character did grow as the book progressed. 

I did like an aspect of the end if the book and I feel like it was something that could happen as some people do not want to go forward. 

The Verdict:

Although I do have done negative thoughts for no Shame it is an important read for the world we live in today and shod be read by many. I also would like to read No Virgin now.


Have you read No Shame? Do you want to?


See you soon, 

Amy 
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

2nd Year Blogging Anniversary and GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

So if you see by the title of the blog post, it has been over two years, on the 15th June 2015, since my first blog post. I said in my last blog post that a lot has changed in a year but I feel like the thing that has changed most is the layout because let's face it I haven't really been consistent this year. (I blame university.) Although my posts are inconsistent I still love blogging and come up with so many ideas that I want to write about and would love to become more consistent over the next year but we will see how that goes. Blogging comes with a great community of people and Twitter chats have made me find so many books that I love and interact with great people so I am happy to be part of this community. 

So last year I completed a mini-survey which spoke about books that I like and want to read to see if I might have changed in a year so I thought that this was something I will do again...

Q1) Favourite Book

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak- OK so this one hasn't cha…

Turning 21?

You see I have put this blog post for such a long time but tomorrow the inevitable will happen and I will turn 21. I don't know why I decided to add and to keep a question mark in the title because it's not like it is going to happen it will but maybe it's because I just don't feel like it. Queue all the age is nothing but a number talk but I  guess that this is not what this blog post is going to be about. 

Being 21 has always been the number that I have aspired to, the one that has been in the back of my mind for the longest time. When I was 18, I knew that at 21 I would be in my final year of university, which I am, and that I would graduate this year and on to the future. But am I right?

I feel like so much has changed it want this magic number must be, given the bears with keys in their hands as if a sign that this would be the time that we would get keys of our own and would gain so much independent. But this is it, it is just a dream. 

That's not going to happe…

Book Review: The Return of the Young Prince by A.G. Roemmers

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *
Title: The Return of the Young Prince Author: A.G. Roemmers Source: From publisher Publisher: One World Publishing Rating: 2/5 stars






Summary of The Return of the Young Prince from Goodreads:
With specially commissioned illustrations by Pietari Posti and a foreword by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry’s nephew,THE RETURN OF THE YOUNG PRINCE will be cherished by children and adults alike across the globe. 
Even princes from faraway planets do not always remain small. Eventually they grow up and – no longer content with their tiny planet – set off once again to explore the universe anew. So the Little Prince, now a teenager, one day returns to Earth and finds himself on a lonely country road in the vast, desolate plains of Patagonia. There he meets the narrator of this novel, who rescues him and takes him on a journey. Slowly the Prince shares the stories of his adventures, and together they begin to explore …