Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
“Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth.” – Goodreads
This book was easy to relate to because we have all gone to parties and we all see what happens on TV with all the shows about murder and rape.
It was also easy to relate to because of how Melinda is portrayed, like your everyday girl. She can be your next-door neighbor, your best-friend, or someone you know from school.