Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Title: The V Girl
Author: Mya Robarts
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Trigger Warning: This book deals with topics such as rape, physical and mental abuse.
This book is set in a Dystopian world, where rape and abuse are legal. In this story, seventeen year old Lila is desperately trying to lose her virginity before the Recruitment ceremony. She wants to make sure that her first time is not by force and that she has given her consent.
The world in this book is very interesting. The whole idea that rape and abuse are legal makes for a very interesting premise. More importantly, it is very thought-provoking and the whole book will make the readers think.
Lila, who is the main character is very strong. She does what she can to help her families and friends. She is a part of the resistance and she does not stand idle while watching the world decay. At the same time, her emotional state clouds her mind and judgement sometimes.
Alexei, who is the main male character in the book is described as a brutish man. He is a genetically engineered soldier who has managed not to lose his mind and his humanity entirely. He makes for a very interesting character who helps move the plot a lot.
I really enjoyed the book. The world and characters are really intriguing. The writing is quite good, not very literary necessarily but I found that the simplicity of the writing often added to the story. If you are a fan of dystopian novels, then this book is a book I recommend you pick up.