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The price of worthlessness- Petra’s story by Gloria Eveleigh. This book is about Petra, a 14-year-old girl, who lives in Littlehampton with her family. She lives her life as an ordinary school-going child, oblivious to the twisted and cynical world outside. One day, she makes friends with the wrong group of individuals and things begin to unwind. She gets raped and this causes a ripple effect on her life that results in secrets about her childhood being revealed.
The story depicts the life of a typical teenager and the true mind of a 14-year-old girl who has many insecurities. I like how the author shows that it is not the victim's fault. There is no victim-blaming in the story, and it only encourages sympathy, which is good in such circumstances because the perpetrator is never justified.
There is only one thing that I hate in the book. It is the use of the word 'cuppa'. It was a bit disturbing to come across it so many times because it didn't seem proper even though the author was exercising their liberty to write creatively. Regardless, this one aspect of the book does not change my rating.
The contents of the book are very thought-provoking. I believe, especially for certain demographics. I am uncertain whether this would be a good read for 14-year-olds, especially since there is explicit content. On the other hand, I would highly recommend this to be read by individuals that are willing to relate to victims of rape and to sympathize with what they went through. This will help make people more aware and act more consciously.
This book is satisfactory in all relevant aspects. I read it swiftly and quickly, as the plot was absorbing, and the grammar was good. I felt immersed in the plot and truly enjoyed reading it. It has also been exceptionally well edited. Thus, I will give it an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
The Price of Worthlessness
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