Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Safe by Susan Shaw



On the last day of seventh grade, Tracy is raped. Her turmoil that ensues is the loss of feeling safe through memories of her mother, the loss of being able to leave her home, to interact with her supportive friends, to find resolve in immediate therapy. Through music and courage Tracy fights her way back to "normalcy" and a feeling of being "safe."

3 Comments:

At March 13, 2008 at 9:09 AM , Blogger Patty said...

Wow. That's all I have to say is "Wow". As the mother of a seventh grade girl, I so totally could relate to this book. I loved Tracy's dad, I loved how Tracy had dealt with her mother's death, I loved how the book didn't obsess over all the horrible details. It even showed that if you don't like your therapist the first time, keep trying. I thought it tackled a tough subject and in a very positive way. I even copied the poem featured in this book and give it to my daughter.

 
At May 11, 2008 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Janice Heilman said...

Not sure about where this falls in the top 20 for me.

 
At May 24, 2008 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Mary R said...

To me this was a fasinating read, I just couldn't put it down. Because this could happen to any girl, it's been a hot book for my teens--out 8 times since December.

 

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