When Loose Ends Meet

What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi

What They Don't Know by Nicole MaggiGr. 9-12  Sixteen-year-old Mellie is the ideal daughter for her conservative, religious family. But her perfect life changes one afternoon when she is raped in her own home. Too afraid to tell anyone, Mellie silently watches the waistband on her jeans grow tighter, convinced her pro-life parents would sentence her to having her rapist’s baby. Lise, Mellie’s classmate and former childhood friend, is an activist and works as an escort and shield for women against the constant group of protesters at the local women’s clinic. When Lise figures out Mellie’s situation, she takes steps to help her friend at the risk of revealing her own secret. [Read More]

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