13 February 2020

Privilege; Mary Adkins

PrivilegePrivilege by Mary Adkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Three similar-sounding POVs, two students at Carter University and one a worker there, whose lives intertwine around possible rape accusation. Some of the issues around the rape were well-handled, including the question "was this a rape?" (and if so, why a second date?); privilege and power are also depicted with a degree of skill. Where this falls down is that the university is based on a real one but is given a pseudonym, while one character goes to Miss Porter's School and gets important details wrong (example? there are more than two black girls there. example? there is no eighth grade). Either make both schools "fake" or both real, but if you're going to do the latter get the facts right.

ARC provided by publisher.

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