I just finished reading Shut up by Anne Tibbets.
Mary's older sister, Gwen, has royally screwed up her life. Not only is Gwen pregnant at seventeen, but she's also decided to marry The Creep who knocked her up.
Now Mary is powerless to stop her family from imploding. Her parents are freaking out, and to top it off The Creep has a gross fascination with Mary while Gwen enjoys teasing her to tears for sport.
Despite her brother's advice to shut up, Mary can't keep her trap closed and manages to piss off Mom so much it comes to blows.
Mary doesn't know what to do, and all her attempts to get help are rejected. When she finally plans her escape, she fails to consider how it could destroy them all.
I received this book from the author to review. Its a small book but I only read a little at a time. The author notes in the back state that a few events are based on parts of her life but the book is fiction. It read like an autobiography though. It was dry to me and I never really got into it. I feel bad for Mary but that was about it.
I gave this book a rating of 2.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 13
What's in a Name? 6 Challenge: Shut Up
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 4
*FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free
from the author for a review.