Book Review | Wrecked by Maria Padian
October 21, 2016
Author : Maria Padian
Pages : 368
Publisher : Algonquin Young Readers
Genre : Young Adult, Contemporary,
Format : e-book
Source: Received for Review from NetGalley
Honestly, when I reading this book, for the first few chapters, I couldn't see where this story go..and I thought this story is about Haley, who has got injured on her head. Might be something related with her own future that got wrecked because of the injury or something but then I realise it wasn't about it. It was something else. Something beyond...my imagination, something that really an issue that us should be foresee that it does happening around us without we, us care..
This story is about Haley's roommate, Jenny, who is having a sexual intercourse with the guy that she met during Conundrum House party but that things happened between the two of them, was not with her consent. So, its makes her felt so furious about what has happen when she finally awake - I mean sober because she's drunk. Hence, when she realise she's called the sexual assault's line? I don't really remember what is it they called..but I think that was what it called as. Because those things happened, Haley, has been appointed by Jenny to be her advisor, practically, the person that Jenny really trust and comfortable for her to talk with. Hence, Haley agreed.
And that Jordan guy, who is sexually assault Jenny has appointed Richard to be his advisor. The thing is that Richard and Haley were like having a feelings on each other but since, the matter has arise, therefore, their relationship got affected by that. Anyhow, the story isn't about this two, it just a side of this story.
Nevertheless, I think it is a good story with this issue that been brought up, the way the author's writing about this story were good - with parents' issue, friends on campus, people around either they support the victim. or they curse the victim. Kudos to the author.
Rating : ★★★★☆