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Made a social outcast for phoning police from an end-of-summer teen drinking party, Melinda rarely speaks through her ninth grade year. Isolated, bullied and emotionally tormented, this first person narrative communicates pain and honesty about the high-school experience. Searing and riveting, with poignant and funny moments, the truth for her 911 call is eventually revealed, she was raped. "...Will hold readers from the first word to the last." Horn Book. Mature content.
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
SLJ Best Book of the Year
Golden Kite Award
ALA Editor's Choice
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
National Book Award Finalist