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Sunflower
Jun 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I would never have read this book but for a reading challenge. Four stars for being (in my opinion) a great YA book. Written with humour -some bits were just hilarious examples of just how a girl that age would express herself. She covers everything from where to sit on the school bus, to describing the teachers (The Neck and Hairwoman), what's really going on inside her head during algebra, how to get out of shopping with her mother at the Mall....but underneath it is a serious problem and her ...more
Carrie
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rape
Reading this book was like stepping back into high school for me. The girl who was looked at as the freak, the girl who was told she was no fun and was told she was depressed, and depressing and that she needed help. I could have wrote this book, I lived so much of it, except I never took art class, I had creative writing, poetry was my drug of choice when it came to outlets.

When you have been in abused/raped/hurt in anyway physical or mental, the hardest thing to do is speak up. Silence at firs
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Nicole
Nov 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, 2010
This book is written from the perspective of a 9th grader that is raped at a party the summer before school. She calls the police and becomes an outcast to all, but doesn't tell anyone about the rape, but rather turns into herself and slowly stops speaking. The book her thoughts throughout the first year of high school, a mixture of everyday thoughts and the struggles to make it through high school and overcome what happened to her.
Joanie
Quick YA read about a girl who is ostracized after she calls the police from a party. She begins high school as a pariah, barely speaking to anyone and keeping the secret of what happened that night that led her to call the police. The writing is good, sharp and funny in some parts, painful in others. I'd definitely read more by this author.
Sherri
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! I couldn't stop reading. Ms. Anderson has a new fan.
Anita Pomerantz
Jul 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Very interesting and well told story of a girl who is ostracized by her peers and how she copes. I would have given it a 4th star, but somehow the way in which the situation finally turns for the character didn't have quite enough believability for my taste. But there is a lot to like about the writing style and the insight the author has into what it is like to be a teenager and lonely.
Melissa
Feb 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lost
A well-done portrayal of high school and depression. I was expecting something much more disturbing and bleak. I am glad there are books out there which address these issues, and I hope that young people find these kinds of books to be encouraging, even healing. I think Melinda's story must be relatable and authentic but it's not where I am as a reader.
Amy W
Dec 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-books
Sabrina
Jul 12, 2012 marked it as to-read
Jayme VA
Mar 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jenn
Jan 18, 2012 marked it as wish-list
Nhemskie
Dec 14, 2011 marked it as to-read
Vesra (When She Reads)
Aug 19, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: drama, pub-puffin, abuse
Jaime
Jul 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fiction, 2011
Kim DeCina
Jan 31, 2013 marked it as to-read
Rebekah
Dec 08, 2017 marked it as to-read
Deborah
Apr 24, 2013 marked it as to-read
Amy
Jul 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Harold Ogle
May 20, 2013 marked it as to-read
Lorna
Jun 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Mandell
May 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Amanda A
Feb 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kristina
May 09, 2017 marked it as to-read
Christy
Nov 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, favorites
Jen
Sep 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, audiobooks-2010
Kathy
Aug 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, teen
Leigh Ann
Aug 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Stacie
Aug 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fiction, 2009
Misty
May 06, 2009 marked it as to-read
Shelves: own, signed, ala-2010
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