All I can say about this one to start is wow... The story was recommended to me by another reader. The visceral feelings this short story provokes are explosive. If you don't get off on rape stories (I really don't care for them) then you might want to skip this one. It left me ready to kill the attackers, and wanting to wrap up the young girls and protect them from the world.
I have said that I am a romantic. Reading this story did exactly what it was intended to do, which was to elicit a strong emotional response from the reader. If it makes you sick to your stomach reading it, you have been warned. Personally, I spotted a couple of other highly rated stories by this author that I will likely be reading. Just because the story itself did not appeal to me does not in any way indicate that it was not well written.