Summary: At a high school party the summer before her freshman year, Melinda Sordino is raped by a popular senior boy. She calls to tell the police but chickens out, and as a result, the party is busted and some of her peers are arrested. Melinda spends her entire freshman year holding in her terrible secret and enduring the vicious stares and hateful attacks from students who are angry that she was stupid enough to ruin their fun. She becomes an outcast and is welcome nowhere. When her former best friend begins dating the very person who attacked her, Melinda struggles to find her voice to speak out, and in the meantime begins her own healing process.
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