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Asking for It

Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Printz Honor Book, 2017

Emma O'Donovan is 18, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and, tonight, she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on Emma. 

The next morning, Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home, unconscious. She is disheveled, bleeding, and disoriented, looking as if she had been dumped there. 

To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. At school, people turn away from her and whisper under their breath. Her mind may be a blank as far as the events of the previous evening, but someone has posted photos of it on Facebook under a fake account, "Easy Emma" - photos she will never be able to forget. 

As the photos go viral and a criminal investigation is launched, the community is thrown into tumult. The media descends, neighbors choose sides, and people from all over the world want to talk about her story. Everyone has something to say about Emma. 

Contains mature themes. 

©2016 Louise O'Neill (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"O'Neill's powerful novel digs into deep questions about rape culture that are difficult to listen to but essential to consider." ( School Library Journal, starred review)

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trash

slut liar skank bitch whore slut liar skank bitch slut liar skank bitch whore slut liar skank bitch .
not worth the read. or listen I suppose.

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Aww mannnn.....

I LIKED this... I really did... I wanted to LOVE it, but the end, ughhh... I got so into this crazy main character, until the end... Why'd it have to end that way!?? #Grrrr

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Disappointed

too much repetition. didn't like the ending. the narrator was exceptional. I wouldn't recommend it.