Nisha Gopalan
May 16, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Daddy's Girl

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Lisa Scottoline
publisher
HarperCollins
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it an A-

In Daddy’s Girl Debbie Drechsler dramatizes memories of her childhood sexual abuse in these moving, fictional short stories: Dad literally lurks over a sleepover, while intimacy issues crush a teen romance.

For Fans of…
The stark visuals of Charles Burns’ Black Hole.

Bottom Line
A smattering of touching episodes (e.g., picking strawberries with a friend) remind you that even a wounded girl hangs on to hope. Still, this book can be graphic — it’s not for the faint of heart. A-

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