Wow. What an amazing book. First of all, the author's writing is fantastic. Her characters really come alive because of her descriptions of each of them. I love reading books where I feel like I 'know' the characters. The main character's father is a potato farmer and so is mine ... maybe that's why I liked her right away. Angie, is strong--both physically and emotionally--but something completely awful still happens to her. I'm glad the author didn't portray her as weak. Bad things can happen no matter your age, race, size, etc. You'll want to cry for Angie and hug her and go back and tear out a few pages of her story so that the rape didn't happen ... but you can't. She's got friends to help her, though. (Every high school girl needs a best friend like JJ and a boyfriend like Cory!)
TC: Honorable Disgrace is your debut book. When did you start the journey of your first novel?