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SPOILER ALERT: What was the moment when you knew your life would never be the same?
Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2014
While the topics that people have brought up in many reviews are important in the book (diversity, security and so on), there's another topic this book brings up: Is there a moment in your life when everything changed and you knew it would forever be different?
Examples: A young child loses one or both of her parents. A spouse loses his partner while raising young children. Being raped and raping someone.
Rachel Louise Snyder's book talks about everything leading up to that moment, which is the pentacle of the action in the plot and thus the end of the book. SPOILER ALERT: One of the teenaged characters is raped. Her life will never be the same, which is the same for rapist, her parents, and her neighbors. It almost sounds like I'm being overdramatic, but with the events that lead up to that moment, it truly does effect that many people.
So after reading this book — which for the record, Rachel is a friend — I'm left thinking about those moments in time where my life was forever changed and why I enjoyed reading it.