On the way home I finished listening to Anita Shreve's Testimony. Wow. In one word - wow. It was about a scandal at a high school/boarding school in Vermont. It started out with a major sex scandal (i.e. 14-year-old girl having sex with 3 older boys in a dorm room after a dance). Alcohol was involved. And it was caught on a film which quickly went wild among the school and later to the public. The story then went through all of the motions, telling the chain of events in pieces from multiple perspectives, including the kids involved, other kids, the parents, the school administrators, etc. It also jumped around in time, slowly unfolding what really happened. The results were tragic for some and it definitely made you think about how quickly your life can change when you don't make the right choices, do the right thing, step up or speak up before you or your friends cross a line. It was pretty intense and I definitely listened QUICK. I give it a 5/5 - a great cautionary tale and a great listen.
Q: What's the last book you read? Did you like it?
Q: Doing anything fun for Memorial Day? We're off to the lake - can't wait! Well, i'm ready to get home first and hug my puppers. I've done laundry here in B'ham.... I still have some catching up to do though! I'm also SO READY to get back to normal programming and blog reading - that's my plan this afternoon. Can't wait to see what you've all been up to!