52 Likes

Likes After a brutal rape and near murder Valerie wants to get past feelings of victimhood from both the assault and her history of being bullied Not knowing the identity of her masked rapist and dealing w

  • Title: 52 Likes
  • Author: Medeia Sharif
  • ISBN: 9781772332155
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • After a brutal rape and near murder, Valerie wants to get past feelings of victimhood from both the assault and her history of being bullied Not knowing the identity of her masked rapist and dealing with the nasty rumors about that night are two things that plague her daily Valerie will have to follow ghostly entities, past victims of the rapist murderer, contacting herAfter a brutal rape and near murder, Valerie wants to get past feelings of victimhood from both the assault and her history of being bullied Not knowing the identity of her masked rapist and dealing with the nasty rumors about that night are two things that plague her daily Valerie will have to follow ghostly entities, past victims of the rapist murderer, contacting her through a social media site Why do all of their eerie photos have 52 likes under them Their messages are leading her to the mystery man, although he ll put up a fight to remain hidden.

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    1. I could not put this book down!!!52 Likes by Medeia Sharif is an excellent book that deals with a very difficult subject in an honest and sensitive way. It was very challenging to read at times as it takes on rape, murder, and some serious high school bullying. This book is definitely not for the faint of heart. There is also a lot of hope and light in this dark story. You will see the main character experience big changes as she turns her life around, going from victim who doesn't always make t [...]

    2. Valerie was once a victim - But not anymoreEnter to win an eCopy of 52 Likes by Medeia Sharif Ends October 5, 2015 - INTL - Click on Banner to Enter!Not for the faint of heart, or anyone who refuses to see the realities that face young people today, Medeia Sharif’s 52 Likes is a must read for all young adults, and adults alike. Be warned, this is not light reading; it is brutal, frank and revealing, as one girl, desperately determined to spread her wings of independence makes a rash decision a [...]

    3. This is a gut-wrenching read and much different from the other books I've read by Sharif. The book starts off with a rape scene, putting the reader on edge. Sharif handled it well. There’s just enough description without overwhelming the reader with being too graphic. The reader feels for Valerie, but isn't overly traumatized. Valerie is a wonderful character: strong, flawed, scared, and a typical teenager many can relate to. And she's a fighter. She’s made mistakes in the past and has taken [...]

    4. I don't want to be a victim I would give anything in the world not to have any of this happen to me. I would've sacrificed my car and my whole bank account just to feel like myself again. Valerie was a normal girl. Until the rape. She is then raped Valerie: lost, broken, and scared. Yet, Valerie cannot just hide and fade away. It’s not her who should disappear into forgetfulness and be punished for what happened to her. It’s her assaulter who has to be put behind bars, and she is determined [...]

    5. The summary for 52 Likes sounded amazing. I thought it would be creepy, dark, and thrilling, but sadly, it was none of those things. I think I can blame this on the fact that the writing wasn't very good. The author never used the opportunity to set the atmosphere before each scene, and I felt very detached from the characters and plot.Valerie was brutally raped and nearly murdered. Now her attacker is out to get her, and Valerie is trying to uncover his identity when someone begins sending her [...]

    6. I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my review. Thank you NetGalley and Evernight Teen!My whole review is HEREThis book has a huuuge potential. The topic Shariff dealt with is amazing, I was so pumped to read this book. Rape, young girl, something supernatural, mystery, you know, it sounds so gripping! Unfortunately, I don't think that the potential was used fully. I cannot imagine what rape victims are going through. I really cannot and honestly, I don't even wa [...]

    7. View more of this review at Beatrice Learns To ReadI received a Digital ARC of this book from Evernight Teen via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. By no means have my review been affected and/or influenced.I was anxious to read this book at first because of the heavy theme it deals with. At the mention of rape, I was doubtful, but at the same time, intrigued. I really had no idea what to expect with 52 likes but I got absorbed right into it from the beginning till the end.Valerie was s [...]

    8. What can I say about this book? I LIKED it; I reeeeally liked it. I think it's gonna hit a big fat bull's eye with its target teenaged market, but it's a book well worth reading for us (ahem) more mature folks, as well. The appeal for teens? The author zeroes in on what it's like to be a teenager in today's world, so kids will definitely be able to relate to the behavior and language of this book's characters. I must admit, I was a little taken aback at the first f-bomb I encountered, but hey! I [...]

    9. Oh my word! I am so fast becoming a stalker of this author Medeia Sharif. When I read her other book Vitamins and death, I so enjoyed it. When she contacted me to see if I would like to read and review and give my honest take on this book, I agreed, not knowing just how much I would be gripped by this story.I had to read this in one sitting. I tell you and I kid you not, you won't sleep until you finish it as you need to stay with Valerie. As any young person does, they go to parties. Some more [...]

    10. After reading Vitamins and Death in one sitting, I knew Sharif could write edgy and dark YA really well, so I jumped at the chance to read 52 Likes. Once again, I couldn't put the book down. The book begins with Valerie being raped. I wasn't sure how I'd endure reading a rape scene, but it was handled really well. I felt Valerie's emotion without being overwhelmed by the horrific act. What I loved about this book was that Valerie doesn't allow herself to sit back and become the victim. She fight [...]

    11. I received a free copy of 52 LIKES by Medeia Sharif from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.Grade: CAfter being raped by a masked man (or classmate?), Valerie struggles to move from victim to survivor amid rumors, taunting, and anonymous social media photos of previous rape/murder victims.Being a victim of rape is excruciatingly painful at any age. I know this as a survivor and someone who has worked with children and teens who know this trauma. Many victims, myself included, find biblio [...]

    12. Firstly, thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me this book to read and review.52 Likes is a YA contemporary novel set published earlier this year.Unfortunately, I was let down by this book. I appreciate the author incorporating a controversial topic, however I thought it was poorly executed - the story was quite rushed.The book started off on a high but slowly went down hill. I didn't really connect with the characters, nor could I empathise with the aftermath as the writing was [...]

    13. I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.This book could have been handled so much better. It was an intriguing story about a girl who is violently raped and then has to deal with the fact that she has no idea who her attacker is. The problem, I think, was the writing style. It was just bad. I got the impression that the author didn't really know where to put the focus - Valerie's recovery of her trauma or solving the mystery of who did it. Valerie would be trying to f [...]

    14. Source: Thanks to Netgalley and to the publisher-- Evernight Teen.I finished this for 2 days. The story is about Valerie, a survived rape victim. She’s been bullied in her school calling her THOT, SLUT. When spring break is over , she needs to go to school because she didn’t want any rumors. While struggling and searching to the rapist. What if the ghost from the past kept appearing and asks for help?“I’m Valerie, yes, that’s me, that’s my name. I’m a high school junior, I have pla [...]

    15. I received a KINDLE copy of this book from the author through a giveaway she had on LibraryThing and the following is my honest opinion.What is THE MOST TERRIFYING experience any woman should ever have to face? Now image how this individual would feel if she had only been a teenager looking for an evening of fun at a party in an abandoned or vacant home and had gone to the wrong address, only to be viciously raped and nearly killed. You can image the intense impact this would have on the protago [...]

    16. Rape. We read about it in the newspapers. We see it on the TV news. We see how this act of violence affects the life of the victims, their families and their friends. We may even know someone whose life has been changed by this horrible crime. Author Medeia Sharif’s latest YA novel, 52 LIKES, opens with a rape scene that catches the readers’ attention at once. The author describes the scene just right. It’s not gross, with gory details, but it contains enough description and the victim’s [...]

    17. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review. This did not effect my opinion of the book, or my review itself.The good about 52 Likes:The idea of social media being used to solve a crime is one that fascinates me. We are currently seeing examples of this with podcasts like Serial and Missing Maura Murray, as well as online forums for solving cold cases, and even PostSecret possibly getting a clue to a murder from the murderer themself.52 Likes explores how social me [...]

    18. *free copy from Netgalley*MY REVIEWThe book opens up with a rape scene and immediately grabs your attention. You get sucked into the plot really fast.Valerie is definitely a tough character. She's strong on a mental level and though she breaks down sometimes, she faces school and everything else head on. She's not a pity-me protagonist and just breaks out of the 'victim' role you would normally have expected her to be.I liked the realistic aspect the author integrated in it. This is a kinda no-s [...]

    19. 52 Likes starts with a horrifying moment that no girl or woman ever wants to go through (should never have to) and yet they do. The rape scene is haunting, horrible, and reads so real. I feel for Valerie. I feel her grief and pain. Her rapist wore a mask, his voice gruff, his cologne familiar but she didn't recognize him. This man who took a piece of her and changed her life forever.Valerie's not looking forward to going back to school after spring break, afraid her friends would've figure out h [...]

    20. I read this in one day. It gripped me from the start. This is a paranormal story about a girl named Valerie who is brutally raped and almost killed. When pictures are being randomly sent to her social media, she notices that each one has 52 Likes. This mystery leads her on a quest to find her rapist. The story is riveting, the cast of characters is unique and the ending is one of those shockers that makes you want to go back and read it again, this time knowing who the rapist is. I love how this [...]

    21. I started this book less than 12 hours ago. I can't explain how captivating this story is and real. It is a real story. Not REAL, but real enough that us teenagers have a way of understanding Valerie. Valerie. Wow. She is so strong, and she's the type of person I want to be. She decides that she doesn't want to put up with Cesar and Leon's immaturity and fights back. This is honestly more of a 4.7 rather than a 5, but it's close enough, so why not? I guess the writing style wasn't exactly my fav [...]

    22. What a great book! Did not put it down until I finished. This might be a YA book however everyone can benefit from reading. It shows the strength and determination of Valerie. She was not just going to become a victim.There are details given but they were not overdone. This is the first book I have read by Sharif. I can't wait to read more. What are you waiting for? Grab your book now you won't be disappointed.

    23. I received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review. Also, I almost forgot to mention that if you have seen Unfriended, you might not find Ghosts contacting somebody funny or crazy. It doesn't spoil the book in any way, only makes it 2 times better, I guess. Before I begin with my review, I`d like to apologize to the author for delaying. I received this book a long time ago but college work got in the way (Home-work, daily woes and a concert- just one). I tried to make time for this [...]

    24. If you want to read the review in a proper layout, you'll find it here at our blog: YouthCultureDenmark A bunch of teens from Miami Gardens High have started a new tradition: partying in abandoned houses!But one evening in a rainy thunderstorm 17 year old Valerie picks the wrong house, and in the empty premises she gets raped by an extremely violent man who appears out of nowhere!An old homeless man saves her from also being strangled by the rapist, but Valerie’s nightmare is far from over.All [...]

    25. View all my reviewsThanks to Evernight Teen for sending me a copy of 52 Likes through Netgalley."I am alive. I had survived that night."Valerie only wanted to go to the party, she didn't want to be a victim of rape. Now she is plagued with the feelings of victimhood as well as the bullying from the kids at school after a few racy photos leaked. To make things worse, Valerie is beginning to see ghost-like figures in the shadows that she believes are the ghosts of the girls who are victims of her [...]

    26. Interesting short read, but it has some problems.At first, this book was completely unbearable to read. It did get a little better. I was engrossed in it by the end but there are still some flaws here.Here are some of my problems with it:1) The writing is not very good. She explains too much instead of showing us how she actually feels. Flat! 2) Her inner voice does not sound like her at times. It sounds disconnected, like an older women talking about something that happened to her in the past. [...]

    27. This story grabbed me and held me until the very end. It's a wonderful read with a strong and beautiful main character. The unveiling of the murderer was a surprise and a shock.I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest Review.

    28. Title: 52 LikesAuthor: Medeia SharifPublisher: Evernight TeenPublication Date: January 2015Rating: 2 starsOpening Line:“No!”*I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.52 Likes is the first novel from Medeia Sharif that I’ve read, and I’m glad I received a copy through NetGalley so I didn’t have to buy it myself. I personally have not read many decent YA murder mysteries, so I was hoping for a change when I downloaded this one. Unfortunately, this [...]

    29. (In no way does receiving an ARC of this eBook does it effect how I am going to review. Please note that this is my personal opinion, and you should in no way have to agree with me in any way.)This is the story of a teenage girl named Valerie who went to a party and ended up in the wrong house. This ended with her being raped, and nearly murdered by the hands of her attacker. All she knows about her attacker, was that he has a familiar smell. Days go past, and she is trying to come to terms with [...]

    30. A free copy of this book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review52 Likes was a really good, quick little read.It is the story of teenager Valerie who, as the story opens, is going through a brutal rape at the hands of an unknown attacker. The opening is harrowing to read. It's an unthinkable ordeal and it draws you into the story immediately.One thing I admire about the book is that the author didn't weigh down the opening scene with back story. You know nothing about the char [...]

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