'A soul-shattering novel that will leave your emotions raw. This story will haunt me forever. Everyone should read it' Guardian
In a small town where everyone knows everyone, Emma O'Donovan is different. She is the special one - beautiful, popular, powerful. And she works hard to keep it that way.
Until that night . . .
Now, she's an embarrassment. Now, she's just a slut. Now, she is nothing.
And those pictures - those pictures that everyone has seen - mean she can never forget.
For fans of Caitlin Moran, Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult.
BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015. The award-winning, bestselling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Once we started reading this heart-stopping drama, we couldn’t stop. Small-town beauty Emma O’Donovan is far from a sympathetic heroine—she’s an angry and petty teenager who puts down her friends and exploits her looks to always be the centre of attention. But when Emma comes to on her front porch after a party—with no recollection of how she got there—her world starts to fall apart. Asking for It is a compelling, hard-hitting story about the devastation of sexual violence and the role of social media in shaping and skewing the narratives of victims and perpetrators alike. It’s a novel that’s sure to spark conversation.
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Asking for it
I felt like I had have just been on the worst emotional roller coaster ride of my life reading this book. #standwithemma
Could not put the book down, powerful and current writing. Thank you for writing about such a taboo subject that really needs to be spoken about! Well done and looking forward to the next book!
Very good book with an amazing storyline but a very anti climatic ending!