I couldn’t think of a term to cushion the phrasing of this category. It’s an ugly deed. Ugly in action (violent and horrifying) and ugly in the aftermath. Maybe there shouldn’t be a cushion. Because even to this day sexual assault victims are still made to be the starter, that they deserved it in some way or “asked for it.”
Readers beware, emotional topic is bound to be found ahead. Don’t be pushed away from the topic. Read it. The topic needs to be broached, because it’s happens more than is should.
Books are listed by author’s last name. A series will be counted as one entry. The summary of the first book will be the only summary given as later book summary may include spoilers. Titles that are hyperlinked are linked to my reviews.
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Melinda Sordino’s freshman year is off to a horrible start. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, and now her friends–and even strangers–all hate her. Months pass and things aren’t getting better. She’s a pariah. The lowest of the low. Avoided by everyone. But eventually, she’ll reveal what happened at the party. And when she finally speaks the truth, everything will change.