Translated from the Italian by Denise Muir
"Girl Detached lays bare the mechanics of grooming, in all its tempting, abusive detail. Such a brave book! Now I know what it feels like to have my heart taken for a ride, and then dumped."
It’s bitterly cold. The window’s wide open and the first light of day is filtering in. It was all a dream. Then I feel something beside me, on the bed. Pieces of paper. I take a better look, forcing my eyes to stay open.
It’s money. A lot of money.
It’s not easy being sixteen with a stutter. The only time wallflower Aleksandra comes alive is on stage, freed by the words of the characters she plays.
Enter Megan, make-over queen, and her boyfriend’s hot mate Ruben. Ruben’s not like anyone else. And, for some reason, he’s all over Aleksandra. Expensive presents, brilliant dates and a way in to the wildest parties. But Ruben wants Aleksandra to play a role for him, and it could destroy her.
So bold they banned it, Girl Detached is a brave and important novel about control, exploitation, victim blaming and truth.
Publication Date: 08 September 2016