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?
Book 1 in the True-to-Life from Hamilton High Series by Marilyn Reynolds
“In this frank, yet sensitive portrayal of child molestation, Reynolds has done a superb job of weaving the complexities of difficult issues into the life of an innocent child. The characters are believable and sympathetic, especially Cassie and her adolescent friends. Even when faced with such ugliness in her life, she can still occasionally giggle about boys, pass notes in English class, and have pillow fights with her best friend. Her story resonates with authenticity, and it will surely touch many readers.”—School Library Journal
“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