I should note that I have yet to see the film that this book came out of. The first half of the book, the section that ties most closely to the film, is the best. The second half of the book contains essays from various writers, well chosen for the most part. The problem is that because of space, many of the essays are short and therefore lack depth. If you have read other books about rape such as Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis, the second half of the book really doesn't add anything to the conversation.
That said. I finished this book right around the time when a major college rape case had reached it's sentencing part. Consider the following impact statement and then read this book.