My Dark Vanessa
A NovelBook - 2020 | First edition
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This is the most intense book I read this year. I also read "Putney" much earlier in the year, which deals with the same subject matter: pedophilia and the relationship between victim and abuser. Both were an eye-opener regarding how much the young teenage female victims were unwilling ... Read More »
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“He wants to make sure he’ll always be there, no matter what. He wants to leave his fingerprints all over me, every piece of muscle and bone.”
“I don’t say it, but sometimes I feel like that’s what he’s doing to me—breaking me apart, putting me back together as someone new.”
“Kneeling before me, he lays his head on my lap and says, ‘I’m going to ruin you.”
“Because even if I sometimes use the word abuse to describe certain things that were done to me, in someone else’s mouth the word turns ugly and absolute.”
“The excuses we make for them are outrageous, but they’re nothing compared with the ones we make for ourselves.”
“It’s strange to know that whenever I remember myself at fifteen, I’ll think of this.”
Somehow I sensed what was coming for me even then. Really, though, what girl doesn't? It looms over you, that threat of violence. They drill the danger into your head until it starts to feel inevitable. You grow up wondering when it's finally going to happen.
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