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Asking for It

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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. The award-winning, best-selling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated.

Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2015

©2015 Louise O'Neill (P)2017 WF Howes Ltd.

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  • Scott_T
    4/21/17
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    "An emotional, heart wrenching story"

    A beautifully complex story that gets to the heart of many issues facing society today.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    Dublin
    5/8/17
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    "Scalpel to Irish culture"

    You'll never think about home the same way again. It's an uncomfortable read at times but very on the bone

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Louise Clarke
    5/18/17
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    "Could have listened to 10 more chapters"

    Slow to start but such an incredible read/listen, the way Louise writes to make you feel deeply for this character is incredible, a book every young woman needs to read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan
    5/2/17
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    "superb insight "

    superb insight into the dark, gossip ridden, emotionally manipulating imprisonment of the modern Irish mindset

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ann D
    Newcastle, England
    7/2/17
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    "Compelling!"

    I wasn't sure I would continue with this after the 6th chapter or so. However, a little further on and it became very interesting. The protagonist is not a likeable character. Nevertheless, it was easy to empathise with her. The story is an excellent analysis of the emotional and interactional fall-out of the awful event. It is dark in many ways. Despite this, in the later chapters, I literally could not put it down. The story itself loses one star for me because the ending felt inadequate. I don't mind a book ending without all of the threads tied-up, but this cried out for another couple of chapters. Aoife McMahon is always an excellent narrator, but she excelled herself here. Truly exceptional narration.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • amotherandstudent
    10/21/17
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    "good story but sudden and disappointing ending!"

    I wanted her to have retribution! i was sad that the story ended this way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Xanthe Crewe
    5/2/17
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    "Disappointing ending"

    Not sure if I liked the conclusion to this book felt like it needed another few chapters

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