Ms. Anderson's website: Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.Here's a brief blurb from
I felt that it was important for me to review this book during Banned Books Week. It's unfortunate that there are people (Wesley Scroggins) trying to ban this book. It's the story of Melinda who is raped by an older boy. She can't bring herself to tell anyone about it. I can say from personal experience, the price of silence is a steep, costly one.