DIRECTOR: Jessica Sharzer
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY: Laurie Halse Anderson
NOTABLE APPEARANCES: Kristen Stewart
DATE OF RELEASE: 2004
KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Rape, sexual assualt, bullying
Melinda Sordino starts out her freshman year being labeled "squealer" for calling the police to a house party after being raped by a senior.
Melinda has been so traumatised by her rape that she becomes mute. She then has to deal with social rejection after being shunned by her peers.