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The Way I Used to Be

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Beautifully Thorough Book

This book is about a girl who was raped and finds ways to cope with this awful occurrence thought out her highschool career. It does discuss sensitive topics which is why I think only 15 year-olds and up should read this. As a part of her coping, she finds momentary closure with having sexual relations with others. As I was reading this book, I thought that because her decisions, it took a weird turn, but the author has such a beautiful resolution that honestly and very sweetly condones the main character's actions throughout the novel. It's a well written novel and anyone who is looking to understand or gain new perspective, I highly recommend reading this!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking