Publisher: Luminis Books
Publishing Date: March 15, 2013
It's not about sex.
It's about how one secret act of violence changes everything - how best friends can desert you when you need them most, how nobody understands it. It's about the drinking and stealing and lying and wondering who you can trust. It's about parents and teachers, police officers and counselors - all the people who are supposed to help you, but who may not even believe you.
It's about how suddenly all of your hopes and dreams can vanish, and you can find yourself all alone, with nothing and no one. Your only choice is to end it all or to start over... and all you can think is Maybe I Will.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book has a very powerful message in its story. We never really know if Sandy is a boy or girl, but it really doesn't matter. Because anyone can be assaulted, at any time. I kept trying to figure out if Sandy was a boy or girl, and there were plenty of times I thought I had it figured out, but then something happened at it changed! But I really liked that I couldn't figure it out. It just goes to show that men and women don't fit into a certain role. I think this book did a great job of showing the effects of being assaulted and how people can react differently. Some people withdraw and resort to alcohol or drugs. Some people want to talk about it. And some people just want to forget that it ever happened and move on with their lives.
Additionally, the justice system isn't always perfect when it comes to these issues. People of authority may not believe what actually happened and those that do can't always do something about it. We want prosecutors and police officers to immediately arrest and charge the offender, but unfortunately, it can't always happen. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't talk to someone if something happens to you. And I think that's what this story is all about. Its not always best to keep things inside and try to deal with it on your own.
I think this story is very important for everyone to read. There are a lot of issues discussed here that many people think are taboo, but are actually important to talk about!