I've actually read two whole books this month and one of them was this:
Sex & Violence is the story of Evan, a high school junior who has never had a problem hooking up with the opposite sex - until the day he does. After an assault leaves him wounded in both body and soul, his hitherto absent father brings him 'home' to a family cottage on a lake in Minnesota to heal. The question is, can he?
I liked this book and would give it a solid 3.5 stars. But I did not love this book as I hoped *sigh*
What I did like about the book: solid writing, absolutely no editing issues or anything of that nature. Interesting characters who all had their own distinct personalities, especially Evan who begins the story as a rather jaded 17 year old. For him, it's all about finding a girl who will say yes. After the attack, jaded Evan becomes scared to death Evan and his reactions felt very true to life to me. I especially liked the letters he wrote, which felt like the most honest part of the story.
What I didn't like: Although I sympathized with Evan, I was not entirely compelled by the question of whether or not he would make it through this ordeal. The stakes didn't feel high enough, even though technically they were. Either Evan changes and is a stronger better person or...not.
What I wanted to know more about: the trial and Colleen. I won't say more about either of those (spoiler) but I really wanted more on those two fronts. By the same token, it wasn't necessary for me, the reader, to know more about the trial or Colleen so I am not picking fault on that count.
Bottom line: you would probably like this book if you like YA with flawed characters.