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Asking For It

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult (nominee)

"She writes with a scalpel."
Jeanette Winterson


Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on Emma.

The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home, unconscious. She is disheveled, bleeding, and disoriented, looking as if she had been dumped there.

To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. At school, people turn away from her and whisper under their breath. Her mind may be a blank as far as the events of the previous evening, but someone has posted photos of it on Facebook under a fake account, "Easy Emma"--photos she will never be able to forget.

As the photos go viral and a criminal investigation is launched, the community is thrown into tumult. The media descends, neighbors chose sides, and people from all over the world want to talk about her story. Everyone has something to say about Emma.

Asking For It is a powerful story about the devastating effects of rape and public shaming, told through the awful experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by an act of violence.

 
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Used availability for Louise O'Neill's Asking For It


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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Asking For It
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-68144-537-9 / 978-1-68144-537-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Asking For It (Winner of the Irish Book Awards 2015)
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-78429-586-8 / 978-1-78429-586-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Asking For It
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-68144-535-2 / 978-1-68144-535-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Asking For It
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-78429-320-2 / 978-1-78429-320-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Asking For It
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
ISBN: 1-84866-417-6 / 978-1-84866-417-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Asking for It
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   

April 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Asking for It
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Asking For It
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Asking For It (Winner of the Irish Book Awards 2015)
Author(s): Louise O'Neill
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   


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