Monday

Book of the month: Crash into me..

 C was sweet enough to order me a new book from Amazon , knowing that I was finishing up my current book. 
Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice 
Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice is a book about a Domestic Violence Surviour, and it brings awareness to the DVA on college campuses, and the life long burden that the victim can endure. While the book is not the genre  I would typically read. I am quite excited about it, as I heard about her story on several sites, while researching Domestic Violence Awareness Posts for the Xi Omega Xi Virtual Alumnae Chapter blog (every Thursday we shed light on DVA). Upon reading the book I plan to host a giveaway jointly on my blog and the XOX blog. Look for details mid month.

review from Booklist

Embarking on a family vacation, Seccuro received a letter that shattered her life for the second time. It was a letter of atonement from the man who raped her when she was a college freshman at the University of Virginia. She’d been drugged and remembered only fragments of what happened to her, but the letter brought back panic attacks and depression as she struggled to recall the violent assault and with how she should react to her attacker’s request. Seccuro intersperses her actions after receiving the letter with flashbacks to her freshman year in 1984, when she got little assistance from the university and mixed reactions from friends and family. Should she dredge it all up to bring her attacker to justice? What would be the cost to her personally and to her husband and young daughter? She’d been working as a counselor for rape victims. What did she owe them? Seccuro recalls a harrowing journey through memory and the realities of the legal process as she decided to stand up for herself and all rape victims even as others criticized her for not simply accepting the plea for forgiveness. --Vanessa Bush

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