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Review of "Crash Into Me",
This review is from: Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice (Hardcover)
In "Crash Into Me", author Liz Seccuro tells the story of the brutal rape that was committed against her when she was a college freshman; of her rapist's apology and plea for forgiveness more than twenty years later; of her difficult quest to bring her rapist to justice; and of the profound emotional ramifications that the rape has had on her, which continues to this very day.
Ms. Seccuro tells her story in such a way that at some times is difficult to read, given the graphic and ugly details of the rape and its aftermath; while at other times is riveting and compelling, to the point where you *can't* put the book down and you *have* to keep reading.
What i found most impressive was Ms. Seccuro's ability to make the reader empathetic to her experience--*empathetic*, not just sympathetic--even if the reader is not herself/himself a sexual assault survivor. Ms. Seccuro has the uncanny ability to put the reader in her shoes and enable the reader to emotionally *feel* what she felt as she was going through her experience, which is no minor feat. It is *this* ability to make the reader feel empathetic that sets this book apart from other books, and sets Ms. Seccuro apart from other writers.
I highly recommend "Crash Into Me" as a "must read" book.