namelos, 2012 (2012)
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Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
alerie's first mistake is telling her friends that her mother is going out of town. Next she doesn't put the brakes on a party at her house. At the party, she gets bombed, just like her so-called
. Unlike the other party goers, she pays for her poor judgment in ways that will stay with her forever.
hen Valerie cries rape, people take sides. Friends are no longer friends. The court system wants proof other than
she said, he said
. Her mother and brother blame themselves for not being there and Valerie blames herself. When she goes back to school, she finds herself ostracized. Her one friendship comes from an unlikely person.
is a well written book that doesn't try to be titillating. It just tells Valerie's story. The author's personal experiences help keep this book honest. Let's hope a lot of teenagers read this one.
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