Two minds on this. This is the opening act of a very successful series. Ever more since the TV adaptation. It‘s very much of its time. Consent wasn‘t something even in the mind of the readers back in 2000. Not like now. I read the reviews before I got to the plot point that now sticks out like woah. More in the comments.
It‘s a problematic story. Were it written now, I‘m not sure that plot point would be used. 1d