No Virgin by Anne Cassidy

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Read No Virgin Online Free - From the author of the critically acclaimed, LOOKING FOR JJ, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2004 and the Carnegie Medal in 2005.

My name is Stacey Woods and I was raped.

Stacey is the victim of a terrible sexual attack. She does not feel able to go to the police, or talk about it to anybody other than her best friend, Patrice. Patrice, outraged, when she cannot persuade her to go to the police, encourages Stacey to write everything down. This is Stacey's story.

A tautly told and important book, perfect for readers of Asking for It by Louise O'Neill.

Title : No Virgin
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ISBN : 1471405788
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 183 pages


Maddie (Heart Full Of Books) rated it ★★★☆☆

August 16, 2017

I'm was so excited to read this when I was that the sequel 'No Shame' was coming out and after reading this one, the duology feels like a novel of two parts. The first tells the story of Stacey Woods' rape - how different circumstances built to something unthinkable. It was definitely powerful an...

Figgy rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 17, 2017

TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE One has to appreciate what Anne Cassidy was trying to do in writing this book, in which a seventeen-year-old girl battles with herself as she tries to decide if she can bring herself to report her rape. It’s an important, powerful, necessary conversation to have, but the execu... rated it ★★★★★

November 21, 2016

No virgin is heartbreaking but so wonderfully written. I couldn't stop turning the pages. This is a raw powerful novel that I very highly recommend. Stacey Woods was raped. It was a terrible sexual attack that she felt that she couldn't go to police or talk about to anyone. I think this a very im...

Kelly (Diva Booknerd) rated it ★★★☆☆

February 06, 2017

3.5 Stars. TRIGGER WARNING. THIS BOOK CONTAINS A RAPE SCENE AND VICTIM INTIMIDATION. No Virgin is the harrowing, traumatic and compelling narrative of seventeen year old Stacey, the victim of Rape. The reader is introduced to Stacey as a frustrated seventeen year old, a young woman living in the sha...

Schizanthus rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

I feel like I need to start this review with a trigger warning for the rape scene. If you've picked up this book and read the blurb you know it's coming and if you haven't read the blurb the first sentence of the book tells you it's coming. Still, if this is a trigger for you please be safe while...

Kirsty (overflowing library) rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 24, 2016

Think it's a case of not being the book for me. Particularly found the ending quite unsatisfying

Dani - Perspective of a Writer rated it ★★★★★

October 11, 2016

Thanks to NetGalley and Hot Key Books for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Stacey Woods is not the popular girl. She has big dreams but doesn't even have enough confidence to share them with anyone but her best friend Patrice. Her younger sister just had a baby and her m...

Holly rated it ★★★★★

October 03, 2017

Such a powerfully written novel. This book addresses such important issues in such a way that I feel that this book should be a compulsory read for everyone. Five stars!

KatieBookQueen rated it ★★★☆☆

December 29, 2016

This book tells the story of how seventeen-year-old Stacey Woods was raped. After she has an argument with her mother and sister, Stacey goes to spend the night at her dad's place, and the next day she heads to a cafe before going home. Whilst there she meets Henry, a boy who has a lifestyle com...

Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

October 08, 2016

Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC. This novel, which unflinchingly tells the story of Stacey's rape, is not a comfortable read but like Louise O'Neill's Asking for It we see a young girl put in an awful situation and working out how to come to terms with what happened to her. We a...

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