“It Happens All The Time” is an intense novel confronting sexual assault and issues of consent that makes it a very timely read as it is running rampant across this country.
Amber and Tyler have been close friends since they were young teenagers. They’ve leaned on each other during tough times. But Tyler’s feelings are much deeper than Amber’s who has always felt their relationship to be purely platonic.
What happens when feelings get out of control? Amy Hatvany dares to bring rape to the surface in a very provocative story. An assault survivor herself, Hatvany brings strong emotions and moral questions to the table. And then turns up the heat.
I dare you to look away. This novel will make you think. It will make you feel. And it will stay with you… This very disturbing topic makes me cringe. Every time I hear of another assault I wonder how this can be happening.
Did you know that 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape? Or that female undergraduates suffer a 3x greater risk of sexual violence than the general female population? And that in 8 out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the person who sexually assaulted them? This information is plainly shocking. Since March is Sexual Awareness Month, I’d say it’s the perfect time to read “It Happens All The Time.”
I am going to warn you that the first chapter leaps right off the page. Nothing shy about this. And it is disturbing. Hate seethes from the pages. And the story begins.
My review copy came from Atria Books which is a division of Simon and Schuster in exchange for an honest review.