Going Under by S. Walden
Publication date: March 19th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Brooke Wright has only two goals her senior year at Charity Run High School: stay out of trouble and learn to forgive herself for the past. Forgiveness proves elusive, and trouble finds her anyway when she discovers a secret club at school connected to the death of her best friend. She learns that swim team members participate in a “Fantasy Slut League,” scoring points for their sexual acts with unsuspecting girls.
Brooke, wracked with guilt over her friend’s death, decides to infiltrate the league by becoming one of the “unsuspecting girls,” and exact revenge on the boys who stole away her best friend. An unexpected romance complicates her plans, and her dogged pursuit of justice turns her reckless as she underestimates just how far the boys will go to keep their sex club a secret.
(This is a New Adult fiction book with mature themes. It contains graphic sex and language and a description of sexual violence.)
5 of 5 Going Under
Where to start this review? This book was an amazing shock to my senses. I mean I was so caught up in the story about brokenness, rape, death, friendships, and everything in between. This is such an amazing story about one girls journey to right a wrong that was done to her best friend.
We get to meet Brooke who is in her senior year of high school and all she wants to do is move on from her past and stay out of trouble. This seems like it should be easy peasy but Brooke will soon learn some things are easy in life and some are not. Trouble finds her and all she can do is roll with it. As Brooke is gearing up for a great year she discovers a secret club at school that is connected with the death of her best friend. At first Brooke is outraged by then revenge sets in and she decides that she will get revenge and put this little club out of commission so they don't hurt another girl. See the club members have sex with the girls and rate them and then discard them like they never ever existed.
Once Brook starts on her plans for revenge against the boys she is met with a lot of fight on their part because they are determined not to let her destroy the club or out them to anyone. Along the way Brook also starts to fall for a guy and that complicates things because she never thought she would fall for this guy. But Brooke is determined to take this club down and no matter what she will stop at nothing to get justice for her friend.
Can Brook succeed in taking down the club or will they take her down? Will she be able to give her heart over to the one she loves?
S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about it.
She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her blog at http://swaldenauthor.blogspot.com where you can get up-to-date information on her current projects.
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