Silent Screams Book Summary and Study Guide

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At the age of eighteen, feeling hopeless and helpless, Jessica tried to take her own life, and that opened the door for all her secrets to come to light.
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The review of this Book prepared by Joan Moore Lewis

In Silent Screams a young girl deals with a pregnancy that occurs after a rape, and fights to keep secret who the abuser is. She pushes away those who care for her, and is pushed away by those who do not understand what she is going through.
The review of this Book prepared by Mary Gibbs

Jessica is a girl with secrets, dark secrets that she feels she can't tell. After a failed suicide attempt, she is referred to a psychiatrist, who is determined to find out the reason why Jessica wanted to kill herself.

The story she hears is not a happy one, a tale full of family secrets and betrayals. It soon becomes clear that Jessica isn't the only one with secrets and some of them should have remained buried...
The review of this Book prepared by Annette Gisby

Jessica's psychiatrist is determined to find out why she has tried to commit suicide, but the story she hears, is a difficult one, full of family betrayals and secrets.
The review of this Book prepared by Annette

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   descript. of breasts    -   rape (yeech!) Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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