Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn’t know how lucky I was.
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott is another book I’ve read recently. I finished it in less than a day. Let me just say this book definitely sticks with you. I can probably recite a few parts and I only read the book once. It’s a rather simple read but it’s so dark and twisted it sucks you right in. It’s very deep and forces you to use your brain because you have to imagine a lot. You know whats going on even though the author never really comes right out and says it. I think this is because this book is YA.
I loved this book nonetheless and the name Alice will forever haunt me.
This book is very heavy it’s about a girl, who is kidnapped, beaten, raped, and abused for years by a pedophile named Ray. She lives with him in a two bedroom apartment and to the naked eye they seem like a family but behind closed doors…. it’s another story. This book is for mature readers only. I would say 16+ honestly. I read book like this on a daily basis and this one still sticks with me. Scott did a fantastic job.
I do recommend it if you would like to try it and think you can stomach it and won’t find it too disturbing. The story is told in Alice’s point of view in a child-like fashion so nothing is described like it should be.
Plot wise I will have to give this book a 4.5 out of 5. The cover is visually appealing and the pitch and book lived up to my high standards. I originally picked this up because it reminded me of my book and I was both curious and intrigued. I was curious at how she got published with the dark content and how she went about writing it.
Alice behaved like a typical abused kid and Ray…. he was a crazy son of a sea biscuit. I will say to those who end up reading this please explain the ending to me lol. I had to re-read it five times and I’m still confused. Of course I can’t post spoilers but it confused the heck out of me and I’m not sure what happened. It’s not how I would have ended the book and I wished there was more.
Happy reading!! <3
– Isabel D
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