August 19, 2007

Dates gone very wrong...

Inexcusable by Chris Lynch

Keir Sarafian loves Gigi Boudakian.
He’s a good guy.
Do good guys rape?

"High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy himself on graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a friend whose date has left her stranded, things go terribly wrong."


Read an interview with Chris Lynch.

Twisted by Laure Halse Anderson

Meet the characters from Twisted:

Tyler Miller
Dopey, Toothless, and Joe building maintenance who mandated "hard labor [which] turned me from Nerd Boy into Tyler the Amazing Hulk, with ripped muscles and enough testosterone to power a nuclear generator."
"Meet my father: Corporate Tool."
"Yoda" Calvin Hodges
Bethany Milbury
Principal Hughes

Then there was the "Foul Deed." What would you do if a girl accused you of rape?

Add in Tophet, a computer game. Tyler must "survive through the sixty-six Levels of Torment... Escape to Heaven or descend to the Final Pit and be crowned the Lord of Darkness."
Recognize Faust or Paradise Lost (or Paradise Lost) or Crime and Punishment? Who said games can't save you from a reality worse than death. Just ask Dante.


AARDVARC: An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection

Surviving to Thriving: Healing and Hope for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Resources link includes survivor sites and organizations.