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Harmless

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There was a man He had a knife He attacked us down by the riverIt was just a harmless little lieAnna Emma and Mariah concoct a story about why they'r Mariah Anna and Emma all come together during their freshman year at ODS Mariah has an older boyfriend at public school who constantly is giving her hickeys When the girls become friends Mariah introduced Anna and Emma to his friends There was alcohol at the party and Emma ended up having sex with one of the boys she just met This fundamentally alters Emma She knows it was not rape but she also knows she wasn’t ready She silently struggles with this issue Meanwhile the other girls are oblivious and when plans arise for the next weekend they are all on board They each tell their mothers they are staying at the other girls place for a sleepover and a movie and then sneak out In the middle of the party Emma’s mother called to say that she stopped by the movie and didn’t see Emma “WHERE WAS SHE”The girls all freak out and ditch the party They decide that they MUST come up with a plan So they say that a man attacked Emma While he was attacking Mariah snuck up with a stone and pelted him on the head The girls were all able to escape unscathed It is a simple lie where no one gets hurt They will all be protected Best of all none of the parents will figure out where they really wereHowever things uickly spiral out of control Another girl goes missing The town is in an uproar about keeping the streets safe for young women The parents make the girls go to the copsone thing builds on top of another until one of them cracks and must tell the truth to save herselfTold in three different narrative voices each girl has a turn explaining the situation It is a very interesting book to read You feel mounting tension the whole time and you are uickly drawn into the lie and the story Reinhardt who previously wrote “A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life” has done an excellent job with a timely book about when to tell the truth and when lies hurt “Harmless” has a very good message for students to read yet isn’t too preachy Sex and alcohol do make an appearance However I think it is portrayed responsibly with ramifications fully explored on many different levels I personally wrote the author and this was her replyThank you so much for the thoughtful email I can't tell you how much itmeans to me I also want to thank you for all you do to get kids readingI was at the Texas Librarians Association Conference this past April inSan Antonio and enjoyed it tremendously I hope to visit Texas againsoon and hope to make it to TLA conferences in the futureI have a new book coming out sometime next year probably May or Junecalled HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE and I'm hard at work on another novel that I'mvery excited about So yes I'm still plugging away and I hope these newbooks don't disappointThanks again for taking the time to write

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E late getting home one night a story that will replace their parents' anger with concern They just have to stand by it No matter what Suddenly the p spoiler alertSUMMARYAnna and Emma have long been friends and as freshman year begins on the outskirts of their small private school's social scene When a classroom assignment brings Mariah a new girl who's rud to be dating a high school senior from across town into their tight circle Emma and Anna find themselves toeing the edge of their comfort zone spending time with new boys staying out in defiance of their curfew and also discovering new limits in their familiar friendship On one fateful night when the girls are caught returning from a party across town they invent a story to explain their whereabouts Almost immediately their shared lie spins far beyond their expectations The book details how even the simplest lies can have life altering conseuences as well as the double edged sword of becoming the center of attentionWHAT I ENJOYED ABOUT THIS BOOK The story is excellent Emotionally compelling and utterly plausible I really admired how the homeparental lives of each of the main protagonists is developed in a way that illuminates but does not explain the actions of each girl I completely enjoyed each of the characters the ways they were different from one another and the ways I could see them becoming friends I liked being in their heads and I really liked switching the povs to tell the story My main beef was in how I couldn't hear the voices I could feel the different vibes but I really couldn't feel the difference between the characters in the prose Made me admire in retrospect how well Asher had done this though the gender disparity may have served him there Compelling and believable plot amplifying each step toward the end I wonder again about the generic whiteness of these characters Do they ALL need to be so basically white The book does a nice job of developing class distinctions among the girls both in terms of actual cash and in terms of cultural capital yet I wondered why there were no people of color in this circle of friends Why couldn't Emma be Asian Or Anna be black Or Mariah be Latina I don't know the generic whiteness works but I really liked the fact of the character of Emma's hunky older brother Really nicely developed Basically what I liked about the book is how it was really about the night of the lie about how each girl had in some way crossed an invisible line in their own beliefs about themselves in terms of their emerging sexuality and how those anxieties inform the journeys that follow the lie as it explodes The book offers a number of great scenes exploring young women and their feelings of sexual inadeuancypressure yet the story is not actually about that

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Olice are involved and the town demands that someone be punished And then there is the man who is arrested and accused of a crime that never happened Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToocomEveryone's told lies Most lies aren't even that bad They don't hurt anyonethey're just harmless One night Mariah Anna and Emma are off at an older boy's house instead of at the movies like they said they would be But when their parents show up at the movies and can't find them anywhere they are caught in their lie They're okay but they don't want to be grounded for life Telling a little lie would be a lot easier than telling the truth and nobody would get in trouble So for fear of getting in huge trouble with their parents the girls concoct a simple story They were on their way to the movie walking along the river when a man attacked Emma They didn't get a chance to see his face and they don't remember what he looked like because they were scared Luckily for Emma Mariah and Anna threw a rock at the man's head and they were able to get away The three best friends vow to stick by this story but they have no idea how much this one lie will envelop their lives They didn't count on their parents involving the police They didn't count on everyone at school finding out They didn't count on the entire community rallying around the girls and calling them heroes And they definitely didn't count on anyone being arrested for their imaginary crime The girls are in too deep buried in their lie The lie that was supposed to be their savior now nags their conscious with every waking moment But will they be able to find the courage to tell the truth I could really relate to the characters in this book and see how under a pressure situation I might have made the wrong decision too HARMLESS by Dana Renihardt is the story of how a seemingly small lie can take on a life of its own But importantly it shows how anyone can make a stupid mistake and that everyone deserves forgiveness How to Travel the 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