The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window by Kirsty Moseley

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I read this book because the synopsis seemed intriguing: Amber and her brother Jake grew up with an abusive father. Years after their father left, Amber is still dealing with the effects of her trauma. Part of her support system is her brother’s best friend, Liam, who comforted her years ago and continues to comfort her nightly.

Unfortunately, the synopsis was so far from reality. I was stunned at how a book marketed as a YA novel had so many sexual references, from the contest the girls in the high school craft to win Liam (panty peekings at school? really?), to the many references to Amber’s thong, to the objectification of Amber (and Liam and Jake). If there was a plot, I wasn’t aware of it.

I was hoping that this book could bring insight and awareness into a sensitive topic like abuse. Boy, did this book not come even remotely close to doing that.

Overall: 1 out of 5 stars

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