You Ruined It

You Ruined It

A Book About Boundaries

by Anastasia Higginbotham

Illustrated by Anastasia Higginbotham

Published by: Dottir Press

96 pages, 9.00 x 6.00 in, Color illustrations throughout

  • Hardcover
  • 9781948340304
  • Published: April 2021


In You Ruined It: A Book About Boundaries, author Anastasia Higginbotham sheds light on the confusion and pain that many children feel in the aftermath of incest and sexual assault.

When an 11-year-old discloses that a favorite cousin sexually assaulted her, it's hard to tell what hurts more: the betrayal or the fall-out. After all, everyone always says to tell someone, but does this mean she'll never get to hang out with him again? What if he goes to jail? How will she know if she can trust someone again?

And the biggest question of all: Is this her fault?

You Ruined It: A Book About Boundaries is a testament to an 11-year-old's experience of a confusing betrayal, her broken heart, and the loved ones who help her piece it back together.