Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth
How can anyone view a rape scene as porn? The term porn means-creative activity of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire. If a teen rape scene causes Dr. Scroggins sexual desire, he is the last person I want telling me what is appropriate for my child. Rape is not a sexual act, it is an act of violence.
Read Laurie’s response to this article and watch the video of Laurie reading the amazing poem she wrote, Listen, to share the response she’s gotten to Speak over the years on her blog HERE. She also has links to how you can voice your thoughts an opinions to the newspaper that posted the initial article and others.
We will be adding Speak to our giveaway of banned books. To enter just tweet something for #speakloudly including the hashtag and @ @halseanderson & @pageturnersblog in the tweet. A random winner will be chosen from the tweets.
UPDATE – Bookalicio.us has a post where you can link to your #SpeakLoudly Post and check out other’s #SpeakLoudly Posts.