“I have to keep moving to escape the reality that my body is no longer mine.” -The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy, page 150
“…I kind of figured out that everything I dreamt about my Aunt Helen was true. And after a while, I realized that it happened every Saturday when we would watch television. The first few weeks in the hospital were very hard.” -The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, page 225
“I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?” -Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, page169
“…he’s a vicious weight on top of her that she can’t breathe against so she cries instead, and how do you get a girl to stop crying? You cover her mouth.” -All the Rage by Courtney Summers, page 6
The Perks of Being a Wallflower contains mentions of child molestation, rape, suicide, teen pregnancy, abortion, drugs, sex, and mental health issues. As such, they are all a part of our discussion. If any of this offends you or could be a trigger for you, please proceed with caution.