My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell


March 1, 2020 (by Leah)

Put this one on your list when it comes in March. A powerful, gripping, thought provoking story about abuse and the different forms it takes. What constitutes abuse... sexual, emotional, physical? What does it mean to be a victim? This novel puts us in the shoes of Vanessa, a 15 year old boarding school student whose relationship with her English professor changes her life forever. The narrative flips between her school years and 15 years later. As all good books do, this one gives us a unique insight into one person’s complicated emotions and ideas about complicity, manipulation, love and power.