Laurie Halse Anderson
Page Count: 224
Age Range: 12 and up
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Melinda had something horrible happen to her at a party the summer before freshman year. When the school year starts she is out casted because no one knows the truth about why she called the police. Melinda spirals into depression, feeling isolated and alone, she stops talking all together. Until an unexpected friend tells her to speak up for herself and she has to face her problem head on.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes realistic books about very real issues.