Thursday, April 1, 2010

Touch by Franicine Prose

Prose, Francine, Touch. HarperTeen, 2009. pgs. 272. Language: PG-13, Violence: PG-13 Sexual Content: PG-13
When a girl’s guy friends say that she let them touch her on the back of the bus, she says no, that she didn’t. But, when pressure builds and a friendship gets put to the test in a courtroom, what story will be true and which will be false? What really happened at the back of the school bus that day?
A good book, but a disturbing topic to read about. Although it addresses an important issue of where to draw the line between touching when it comes to boys and girls, more conservative readers and younger readers may find this book hard to digest. MS/HS (Grades 8 and up). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Jessica M, Librarian, Olympus Jr. High.

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