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The Word for Yes

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The Word for Yes

At once honest and touching, Claire Needell's debut novel is a moving look at date rape and its aftermath, at the love and conflicts among sisters and friends, and how these relationships can hold us together --- and tear us apart.

The gap between the Russell sisters --- Jan, Erika, and Melanie --- widens as each day passes. Then, at a party full of blurred lines and blurred memories, everything changes. Starting that night, where there should be words, there is only angry, scared silence.

And in the aftermath, Jan, Erika and Melanie will have to work hard to reconnect and help one another heal.

THE WORD FOR YES will inspire necessary conversation about a topical and important issue facing our society. The book includes a thoughtful author's note that provides resources for

The Word for Yes
by Claire Needell

  • Publication Date: February 16, 2016
  • Genres: Family, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • ISBN-10: 0062360493
  • ISBN-13: 9780062360496