Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan is about a girl named Raven, who was abused in many ways, including being raped by her mothers boyfriend.
I had a lot of different feelings while reading this book. I got totally ticked off, and if I could have reached that man (or someone like him) he wouldn’t have been happy about it. Then, later on I got even more mad at her teacher. I was also ticked off at her mom.
Raven did have some really good friends to help her. And she grew to be really strong, and turned out to be a lot smarter than her mother, who it turned out had her own demons. That doesn’t make what she did ok, just more understandable.
This is a good book with a lot of surprises.
About the book:
Mom’s new boyfriend is creepy.
On the night of her seventeenth birthday, Raven finds out he isn’t just creepy, he’s dangerous. He leaves Raven broken and bleeding, but Mom blames her for what happened. She kicks Raven out of the house with nothing but a blanket to protect her from a frigid winter night.
As Raven struggles with the aftermath of the ultimate betrayal, she seeks solace in her imagination and a teacher who seems to understand her situation. She ultimately discovers that her world won’t change if she relies upon someone else to do it. Real change begins within.
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I received a free book to review.