Normal view MARC view ISBD view

My whole truth / Mischa Thrace.

By: Thrace, Mischa.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Mendota Heights, Minnesota : Flux, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 315 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781635830248 .Subject(s): Trials (Murder) -- Fiction | Rape victims -- Fiction | Friendship in adolescence -- Fiction | Lesbians -- Fiction | Teenage girls -- Fiction | Young adult fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: My whole truthSummary: After killing her attacker, seventeen-year-old Seelie must prove in court and in the hallways of her high school that she acted in self-defense.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Teenage Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Teenage Fiction
Teenage Fiction THRA Checked out 31/10/2021 T00818934
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Seventeen-year-old Seelie Stanton never wanted to kill someone. She never wanted to be invisible in her own family, she never wanted to crush on her best friend Alyssa, and she definitely never wanted to know how effectively a mallet could destroy someone's head. But the universe doesn't care what she wants. Shane Mayfield doesn't care what Seelie wants either. When the former high school basketball star attacks her, she has no choice but to defend herself. She saved her own life, but she can't bring herself to talk about what happened that night. Not all of it. Not even when she's arrested for murder.

After killing her attacker, seventeen-year-old Seelie must prove in court and in the hallways of her high school that she acted in self-defense.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Booklist Review

Seelie Stanton loves working at the horse barn, where she can escape from her self-absorbed, work-obsessed mother; her deepening feelings for her best friend, Lyssa; and bullies like Shane Mayfield, who targets her for her size and her sexuality. But Seelie's sanctuary is shattered when Shane brutally attacks her at the barn, and she has to use lethal force to overpower him. Facing murder charges, Seelie leans on her tightly loyal friend group for support, but fears that the full truth about the ordeal may drive them apart. This powerful debut novel portrays a resilient heroine with an exceptional will to survive, and her intensely realistic, captivating journey towards healing. Detracting from the story is a lack of engagement with teens' online reality; Seelie's graffitied locker feels dated in an age when most malicious activity strikes over social media. Nonetheless, the unwavering support that Seelie receives serves as a potent antidote to victim-blaming, while the fear that keeps other victims from coming forward speaks to the continued importance of the recent #MeToo movement.--Carolyn Kelly Copyright 2018 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

A white 17-year-old deals with the aftermath of killing her attacker in self-defense.Seelie knows that she had to kill Shane when he ambushed her in a hayloft, choking her and brutally stabbing her face and leg, but her small Massachusetts town vilifies her. The loudest faction sides with Shane, an older, presumably white boy whose father is an esteemed judge. Thrace's debut chronicles the fallout, centering on a court case against Seelie. If some technical details about the legal process are brushed over, it's in service of the fast-paced narrative. Overwhelmed by what happened, Seelie conceals a key detail about the attack, a component that she doesn't want to face. It's markedly convenient that no one asks her questions regarding this secret, but the plot depends upon it going unmentioned. Seelie's school peers harass her, labeling her a murderer, while her manipulative single mother treats the entire situation as an inconvenience. However, Seelie can rely on Cara, a young black lawyer defending her pro bono, and her tightknit friend group. Among her friends is her crush, Lyssa, a protective, pugnacious biracial (Japanese and French Canadian) girl. As more details about the attack come to light, the group's dynamic is jeopardized. Seelie's intimate first-person account invites readers in as she empowers herself to acknowledge the full truth of what happened. Engaging and honest. (Fiction. 14-18) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.