My surgery ended up being a little more complicated than anticipated, but I am home and recovering. Because the surgery ended up being more complex, I think my recovery will take a little longer than originally expected, but I’m hoping each day is better.
Before my surgery, I finished reading Revenge of the Sluts by Natalie Walton. I was sent this book earlier in the year, but as you guys know I am very behind on my tbr list.
The novel is narrated by high school senior, Eden Jeong. She is an editor for the newspaper of her private Catholic school and becomes the lead reporter of a major story at school. Someone, code named Eros, mass emailed the entire school with naked photos of some senior girls. The girls are all from different social circles, haven’t dated the same guys, didn’t send their pictures to the same guys, and all look different. So how did they all connect and who would want to expose them like this?
Eden investigates and tries to help the girls get justice for this gross invasion of their privacy. Of course, their school is not being very helpful since they would rather brush this scandal under the rug and pretend it didn’t happen for the sake of their school’s reputation. And the police aren’t much help either because the girls are all 18 and so nothing that was done was illegal. But even with the threat of the newspaper being shut down, Eden doesn’t give up because she knows how important it is for the girls to get closure and justice. Following Eden, her friends, and the girls in their investigation was really interesting and the book kept me guessing as to who Eros is.
I really liked this book and it’s crazy to think that in many states sending naked photos of people over 18 is not illegal and that revenge porn isn’t illegal. There was a point made in the novel that really struck me as well. The idea that when these private photos of shared without permission, society often blames the girls saying they should’ve known better than to send those photos or labeling them “sluts”. But, do the guys who send these photos get in trouble? The girls sent those photos to people they thought they could trust. People they thought would keep their private things private. The novel gave me a lot to think about. It’s a great book and I think more women should read it!
*I was sent this book complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.*