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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in YA novels or in feminist literature. This is one of the few book I have ever read that dealt with rape in such a 'in your face' way. In most books, the person who is raped takes on a victim's mentality, which is understandable. However, in this book, the protagonist moves through the stages of grief to take control of her body and life. I wanted to cheer for the girl. She was strong without losing her humanity. I would wholeheartedly recommend this audio edition.
What other book might you compare Exit, Pursued by a Bear to and why?
I think that is some ways this book felt like a modern Judy Blume.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
When I finished the book, I actually wanted to clap for the author and the narrator. The author did such a good job bringing the protagonist to life. I loved that the girl was strong and still humane to herself. Without spoiling the ending, I was surprised at what Hermione decided to do and why.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This book was recommended to me and I'm glad I read it, but it was difficult to start. I knew the main character was going to get hurt and I didn't want it to happen. I am impressed how the author handled the topic and how well thought out the characters are. I haven't been through something as terrible as what happened, but in trying to work toward a big goal of mine, I was defrauded out of a large portion of my savings. I could relate to the loss of trust and the pain of reliving the crime to help with the investigation. Hermione's strength and the good people around her helped me realise how someone could recover from something so terrible as what happened to her.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful