not guilty {book review}

Not Guilty
By Teresa Pollard and Candi Pullen

the description on the back of the book reads:
It’s 1974 and Carrie Shepherd, daughter of the minister at Windspree Community Church, is a college senior with plans to be a missionary in Africa. Raped by a masked assailant, Carrie is so traumatized she tells no one until she realizes she’s pregnant. Refusing to have an abortion, she must find the courage to face her family, her fiance, her friends and a gossiping, angry congregation which may include her attacker.
i thought this was a well-written book. the trauma, emotions and events that happened feel very believable.  carrie's world was shattered in an instant.  i did think that her parents reactions were a little less believable.  i know if my daughter was so severely upset everyday, i would push harder to find out what was bothering her.  carrie decided not to tell anyone about the rape even after finding out about the pregnancy, not wanting to deal with the shame. unfortunately, that was not a good decision.

if you’re looking for something a little different, Not Guilty is worth a read. i found it was a very easy, entertaining read.

i received this book free from the publisher through the book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review.  the opinions i have expressed are my own.

out for now