No Shame (Paperback)

Anne Cassidy


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.

Product Details

  • Product code: BIBFS
  • ISBN: 9781471406782
  • Publisher: Hot Key Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 192
  • Publish date: 21/09/2017

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An important subject -

No Shame deals with the experience of a teenage rape victim who has chosen to report the crime and seek justice in court. The rape itself was described in an earlier book so here we follow Stacey through the ordeal of the court case and the awful realisation that her plausible attacker could well get away with his crime, since, as in many rape cases, it comes down to whose version of events the jury will believe.

This difficult subject is tackled in a straightforward and sympathetic manner, and the way the case progresses feels authentic and well-researched. The story was not as harrowing as I feared since Stacey did not appear to be as severely affected, mentally and emotionally, as in some cases. She is a courageous and resilient, though fallible, person with a number of supportive people to help her. Perhaps this approach was chosen to make the book, and its important lessons, more accessible for its Young Adult audience.

I still felt very emotionally involved in the outcome and though this was a relatively quick read the story stayed with me for some time.

busylizzie , 17/09/2017

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