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Book Review: Violated-Exposing Rape at Baylor University Amid College Football’s Sexual Assault Crisis by Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach (9781478974086)

cover117931-mediumAccording to national statistics, at least one in five college women experience some type of sexual assault. 

Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach are ESPN reporters who have done a comprehensive investigation into injustices and cover ups of a prominent Christian college, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.

The book contains many stories of Baylor female students who reported sexual assaults by athletes to their university over a period of several years which went unanswered until the administration had to confront the realities happening on its campus.  Not only did the university ignore the victims’ cries, but the city police department was inconsistent in their investigations and withheld police reports involving students and student athletes.  One case included five victim reports involving the same male football player, a serial rapist.  Once this sexual assault case came out, other cases (old and new) started surfacing.

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Book review: Modesty (Excuse Me, Miss Series #2) by Phillip Thomas Duck (E-book)

The second book in Phillip Thomas Duck’s Excuse Me, Miss series follows Terri Welker who photographs philandering men in the act for James Boston Investigations.  One day she finds out that the man who raped her several years ago is dead and the life and the man she left behind on that terrible day have come back to haunt her.

Mr. Duck’s continues his interesting short fiction series in the world of infidelity and suspense.  Another strong, but vulnerable woman with past secrets.

Thank you to Mr. Duck for giving me the opportunity to review his book.

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Book review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (9780142407325)

Melinda has been ostrasized by her peers because she called the cops at a summer party, but no one knows the horrible secret she is hiding. “It” has devastated her life and she feels there is no one to talk to so she keeps silent until “It” rears its ugly head again and she needs to save her former best friend from undergoing the same fate Melinda did.

A truly memorable novel that reaches into a young teenagers anguish and reaches into your soul.

An excellent must read for young teenagers and parents alike.

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