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"That's why whenever people try to tell me how their 'insane father' would sometimes fall asleep on the toilet, or occasionally catch the house on fire, I put my finger to their lips and whisper, 'Hush, little rabbit. Let me give you perspective.'"
Meghan Chase feels invisible and like she doesn’t belong. Her mother barely pays her any attention, her stepfather Lucas acts like she doesn’t exist, and her fellow classmate think she’s just a nerd/hillbilly from the swamp. Except for her friend Robbie and her brother Ethan, she feels alone. That is until weird things start happening.
In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling’s residents.
Only read nine of these so far. I think The Glass Castle is next, thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law who is the perfect person to recommend a book. I wish I had her in my classroom to cater to the continual requests for good recommendations in the genre of (fill in the blank).
Before Gone Girl: Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places