Louise O'Neill's brilliant book Asking for It is being made for TV

So that won't be an easy watch

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MASSIVE NEWS if you happen to be a fan of reading books and also watching the telebox in your spare time. It's been revealed that Louise O'Neill's Asking For It, widely thought to be one of the most powerful and important teen books ever written, is coming to a TV screen near you soon.

If you've read the novel then you know that it definitely won't be an easy watch, but author Louise has also confirmed that she'll be heavily involved in the script to make sure the adaptation does Emma's story justice.

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It's the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma.

The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can't remember what happened, she doesn't know how she got there. She doesn't know why she's in pain. But everyone else does. Photographs taken at the party show, in explicit detail, what happened to Emma that night. But sometimes people don't want to believe what is right in front of them, especially when the truth concerns the town's heroes.

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They say she is a slut. They say it was her fault. They say she was asking for it. 

Asking For It tells the brutal, compelling and powerful story of Emma, an 18 year old girl who is raped by boys she knows – and reveals the life-shattering, hard-hitting impact of sexual abuse, rape and how victims are treated. 

Speaking to The Guardian about the difficult but brilliant idea of taking Asking For It to TV,author Louise said: "I am so thrilled that the TV rights for Asking For It have been bought and particularly happy that Bandit are involved. 

"They have such an interesting, sensitive vision for the project. I'm hopeful that this will create more awareness around rape culture and the issue of consent".

Excited to see how this turns out? Let us know with a tweet to @Sugarscape.

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