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  • By eleanor_cowan04
    Mar 24, 2014
    'My Roxanne' was written by a perceptive seventeen year old girl who is now a far more advanced writer. It is a story about a young woman who is raped and upon discovering that she has amnesia, her rapist becomes her rescuer, only to hurt her over and over again in 'a zebra does not lose his stripes' fashion. I admired the metaphors in this story: first, that the couple first met in a 'convenience' store (rape is far more convenient to predators who never take the time to develop genuine relationships). Secondly, that the main character, Roxanne, developed amnesia is also an accurate metaphor for the post truamatic stress that occurs after sexual abuse. PTSD also involves a "clinging to the abuser" theme that is also a well-known characteristic of rape victims. This book might well be read in group homes for battered women and in prison libraries for women who have also been molested in childhood. It is a good YA literacy book for youth who have been hurt and who, together... More > in a classroom, can read and discuss this book to their great advantage. Eleanor Cowan, author of 'A History of a Pedophile's Wife' (< Less
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Product Details

Second Edition
Donna Kay Kakonge, M.A.
December 6, 2009
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.31 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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