When Melinda Sordino's friends discover she called the police to quiet a party, they ostracize her, turning her into an outcast -- even among kids she barely knows. But even worse than the harsh conformity of high-school cliques is a secret that you have to hide.
My thoughts :It was a very emotional read. Witnessing the struggle through which Melinda is going .. it was really moving. I don't know if you've read Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma but Melinda reminded me a little of Lochlan. They're both withdrawn .. What actually made me associate these two characters was the way they're always biting their lips. Melinda has gone through so much, I can't imagine how hard it must be to keep living your life after such an awful experience. The message that the author gives is to speak up, not to be afraid to tell the others what you've gone through
I really enjoyed watching the salvation that Melinda seems to find through Art .. I'd have loved to have more scenes between Melinda and her Art teachert though, in order to really feel how drawing enables her to express her feelings ..
I really look forward to see the movie. I've watched the trailer and it seems to be very faithful to the book. Besides, I think Kristen Stewart is the perfect actress to play Melinda.
Have you read this book ? Have you seen the movie ? Did you like it ?
My rating :
Plot : ★★★★
Characters : ★★★★Ending : ★★★★
Cover : ★★★★★Writing : ★★★★