Good news. Jodi Picoult, about whom I wrote about previously, will have her novel, My Sister's Keeper, released as a movie in June. The novel ends differently than the book, Ms. Picoult warns, but that makes entertainment interesting! Visit her website to see the trailers.Take a peek at the movie trailer »
I cannot help but write about another of hers. I began this blog a week or two ago!
I just finished reading The Tenth Circle, by Jodi Picoult. What a powerful examination of sexual abuse, rape of a teen, teenage parties, and modern teenage behaviour for parents. From what I have been reading in non-fiction, there are many young women who are compromising themselves to keep a boyfriend in the picture.
As always, Ms. Picoult's novel weaves the American court system, legal and medical procedures with a deep knowledge of human, family and social behaviour. She winds us around the plot, with twists and turns that spell reality in which you know that 'happily ever after' is just a myth.
This novel adds some oomph with cartoon drawings by Dustin Weaver. They are spectacular! More of his art can be viewed here.
In the pursuit of this topic, I found many books based in research that support the premise of the book: that good girls can get into trouble and that parents must be vigilant in protecting them not necessarily from themselves but from others. As a mom and grandmother, but especially as someone on the Internet regularly, I must caution parents to monitor their children, especially on the Internet. Go to my Internet Safety article for more information.
Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus:
How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both
Teen Girls Discuss Their Sex Lives - ABC News 17 May 2006 By 16, nearly a quarter of teenage girls oral sex
The Truth About Teen Girls - TIME
11 Sep 2008- These suggest teen girls are getting very liberal with sexual favors, especially of - Of teens ages 15 to 19 who had had oral sex only.