visión de conjunto:Críticas Named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Librarians Association A School Library Journal Best BookA New York Public Library Best BookA Bustle Best YA BookTry to be brave grown-ups. O'Neill's second novel may be scary but it is riveting and essential. Teenagers will recognize its difficult truth and devour it--behind your backs if need be . . . You may be staggered by Emma's inability to make a self-respecting decision even as her story goes international. But you'll be lit up with pain and rage on her behalf and grateful for the few who stand by her.--Jeff Giles The New York TimesYou won't come away from [Asking For It] feeling happy but you will come away from it feeling angry and anger is a healthier emotion than despair. If like me you're a parent I might advise you to buy it for your daughters but actually it would do more good if I begged you to buy it for your sons. . .Young women already know what's between the pages of this book. It's the other people in that room who need to read it.--LitReactorO'Neill's writing infects inches its way under your skin assaults you with tiny relentless pinpricks.--The F WordAny piece of writing that deals with rape is going to be affecting. What makes Irish author Louise O'Neill's latest work of fiction so traumatic and infuriating is that the writing was motivated by multiple real-life cases of sexual assault.--Broadly ViceA must-read in today's rape culture this novel is a follow-up to O'Neill's first (also wonderfully feminist) novel Only Ever Yours.--HelloGigglesAfter reading last year's Only Ever Yours Louise O'Neill is one of my absolute favorite new writers . . . The title enough should help you see where the story goes from there and it's going to make you furious but that's why it's so important.--BustleThis harrowing examination of sex and sexual assault for teens and young adults . . . deserves the broadest possible audience and to be widely discussed by teens parents and educators. With the precision of a scalpel O'Neill delicately carves out the subtlest ways Emma learns that beauty is supreme and with equal accuracy hammers home the double standard that still applies to both women and men. The images are haunting the topic is difficult and the ending is frustrating yet sadly all too believable. --Common Sense Media (5 Star Review)Louise O'Neill is having a moment . . . Her aim? To get people talking. To get people angry. To make people furious.--Aoife Barry The JournalAn electrifying new novel . . . Far from being mere fiction.--Deirdre Reynolds Irish Independent Reseña del editor 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. Biografía del autor Louise O'Neill is the author of Only Ever Yours which won the YA Book Prize among other distinctions. She was born in west Cork in 1985. She studied English at Trinity College Dublin and has worked for the senior style director of American Elle magazine. She is currently working as a freelance journalist and YA author.