Being Brave Again
How do you handle life after a sexual assault?
It's easy to ignore or deny our fears, even to ourselves, in a society that stresses the importance of being strong and brave. However Rachel Taylor learns that courage can't come into play unless she admits she has a fear to face down. By owning her feelings she takes the first real step towards gaining control over her life after the assault.
After two years of heartache, silence, required therapy and two failed suicide attempts. Rachel takes her recovery into her own hands. There has to be more to life than being "that girl." If she was strong to be a survivor then, she's strong enough to keep surviving now. So she transfers to a new school, in a new place, surrounded by strangers. Now Rachel has to come face to face with the realities of social dynamics, love triangles, and learning to trust again but can she learn to be brave again?
Praise for Being Brave Again
"Overall, I found this book to be enjoyable. It had it's moments when it made me cry, laugh, and want to scream all at the same time. It is an amazing story, one I would recommend to anyone who asked."
Samantha Reed, Goodreads, 4/1/15
"This is an amazing and sad account of things that happen every day. I think the author did a wonderful job with this book!"
Melissa Martin, Goodreads, 2/14/15
"This is the second book I've read and looking forward to more. I hope to see more talent from this young author. I think this book would be hopeful and helpful to those who have gone through such a harmful event in their life, but find a way to move past it."
Amazon Customer, Amazon, 4/2/15
"I enjoyed the book. I thought the author did a good job opening my eyes to the innermost thoughts and struggles that a victim of sexual assault deals with and I found myself rooting for Rachel. After reading some of the other reviews, I appreciated the acknowledgement in the beginning of the book that reminded me that no two victims of sexual assault are alike. This book, is uncomfortable at times and heartwarming at others. "
Michele Shanholtz, Goodreads, 7/23/16