Wonderful novel for every church, every junior high and high school library, and every English class… important literature for all teenagers. Highly recommended.– National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention
I can’t talk about what he’s been doing to me.
“You’re a tough kid to catch alone. You know I won’t hurt you.”
He groped for the buttons on my jeans, trying to undo them.
“Let me go,” I gasped.
When her neighbor touches her where she doesn’t want to be touched, twelve year-old Cassie is confused and frightened. What should she do? Where can she turn?
SEXUAL ABUSE; PARENTING; FAMILIES; SECRETS
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Reading level: 4.2
Lexile count: 730
AR IL: UG, BL: 4.2
Reynolds competently presents the many complex motivations of all participants… As Young Adult readers easily relate to Cassie’s story, they will effortlessly learn from her experience.–Wilson Library Bulletin
Wonderful novel for every church, every junior high and high school library, and every English class… important literature for all teenagers. Highly recommended.–National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention
An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
Telling has also been translated into Chinese (not available through New Wind Publishing).