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Laurie Halse Anderson's collection of poems about her turbulent childhood and teenage years, including her sexual assault by a trusted friend. Her battles and her bravery are revealed through emotionally-charged verses. Other topics addressed include drug experimentation, finding one's way, and forgiveness of self and others.
- Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 2020
- ISBN: 9780670012107
"Speak up for yourself-we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless--an outcast--because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her.
Lia and Cassie have been friends and competitors over who can be the skinniest. Cassie wins the contest, but now Lia has to find her way without losing her own life.