Age Group: Young Adult(but deals with a very hard topic!)
Other Books by This Author: Perfect You, Bloom, Love You Hate You Miss You, Something Maybe, Stealing Heaven
Received From: Kindle Store
Once upon a time I was a little girl who disappeared.
Once upon a time my name was not Alice.
Once upon a time I didn’t know how lucky I was.
When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends — her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.
Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her.
This is Alice’s story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.
I don’t know if I can find the right words to describe this book. Horrifying? Disturbing? A masterpiece? Chilling? Beautiful? It’s somehow all those things. Living Dead Girl is the story of “Alice”. A 15 year old girl who was abducted when she was 9 by Ray. She is forced to withstand sexual and physical abuse on a daily basis for 5 years.
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott is definitely not for everyone. It’s about a horrifying topic. But it’s something that happens every single day. I think that is the message that Elizabeth Scott was trying to get across. This is happening right under our noses all the time. Do we look the other way? Do we not pay enough attention to the odd young girl and her “Dad” that live next door? That’s really scary to think about. But that’s what this book does. It makes you think.
Living Dead Girl is a car crash. You want to look away because you don’t want to see anything terrible but you can’t seem to turn your head. I don’t know who to recommend this book to. If you do decide to read it just go into it knowing that it’s not an easy book. It’s completely captivating but there’s no going back after you have heard Alice’s story.