There was a news article about a woman who tricked NBA star Chris Andersen (given the nickname Birdman) into a relationship with a 17-year-old aspiring model, Paris Dunn. Shelly Chartier, now 33, dropped out of school in sixth grade and spent years cultivating online personas. She lived in poverty and never went to the doctor or dentist, causing her to lose most of her teeth. She has famously catfished both Chris Anderson and Paris Dunn into thinking they were talking to each other. Chartier said on ABC's 20/20: 'I went through a period where I didn’t leave my house for 11 years.'
Crank is part one of three book installment written by Ellen Hopkins. In the beginning of the novel we meet Kristina a straight A, clean cut, 16 year old girl. But while visiting her drug addicted father during the summer before her junior year Kristina meets the “monster” and she also meets Bree, her dangerous alter ego, within no time Kristina lets Bree completely take over. Bree is Kristina’s chic, smooth-talking persona that has one major flaw… she has a serious craving for any and every drug. So pretty soon Bree’s desperate desire for the high flying monster is all two girls can think about.
She is a self-absorbed fifteen-year-old girl that is obsessed with her beauty. The opening of the story is quite different for two of the stories. For Baldwin, he begins the story with a more recent event and use flashback memories to show us how Sonny’s ends up addicted to heroin and how their relationship worsens. For Oates, she begins the story with introducing the
Born February 29, 1956, to her 15 yr. old mother Diane, Aileen Carol (Pittman) Wuornos would go on to lead a troubled and trying existence. Abandoned by her mother to be raised by her grandparents, Wuornos and her older brother would be raised by a distant grandmother and an abusive alcoholic grandfather. Raised devoid of warmth and affection, Wuornos, who was subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather and brother, would go on in her early years to use sex as a means to fit in with other youths and get money for beer and drugs (Blanco, J. I., n.d.) After an alleged rape, which resulted in a pregnancy, Wuornos was sent to a home for unwed mothers and forced to give the child up for adoption. Once released, Wuornos would be banned from her grandparents’ home after the death of her grandmother as her grandfather reportedly advised her he could no longer deal with her (“Aileen Wuornos Biography”, n.d.). Alone and forced to live on the streets, Wuornos resorted to the only means of supporting herself she knew, prostitution and theft.
The book Where It Began written by Ann Redisch Sampler, starts to create a vivid image in your mind that portrays a 17 year old, Gabby Gardiner retaining a complete make over (physically and mentally) before attending her junior year at Winston. Gabby then gets the bad-boy boyfriend, Billy Nash who gets her into all kinds of trouble that she doesn’t remember. Gabby and Billy later go to an party where she drinks and is later found unconscious with the keys to Billy Nash’s blue Beemer. Gabby is latter emitted to the hospital in means to figure out what happened to her. As the novel progresses, you see all the people around her acting unsophisticated to different aspects of the book.
Una Uddin’s life started on February 25, 1871 in Whitechapel district of London, she had big black eyes and her skin was as pale as porcelain. Daughter of Mary Ann Nichols and Arthur Uddin married for 35 years. She had a really bad childhood to say the least, she already knew her life was going to be miserable at a young age. Her father tried to spoil her but he was never home he was always on business trips away from Whitechapel. But on the other hand Una’s mother was a cheating prostitute, who use to beat Una every time she tried to expose her for cheating.
Growing up, Mailer successfully graduated from Harvard with a degree in engineering, and a great writer until he made a huge mistake by stabbing his second wife injuring her, “In 1960, after a night of drinking and partying, he stabbed his second wife, Adele Morales, with a penknife, seriously wounding her.” This tragic incident occured in 1960 and it happened because Adele said to Mailer, “he wasn’t as good at dancing as Dostoevsky. Since Mailer was charged with this awful crime, Mailer was arrested, but his wife declined to press charges, and he was eventually released after being sent to Bellevue Hospital for observation. The marriage did not last the incident. He used this experience to help write about his character Gary gilmore because he was arrested and knows what it is liked be portrayed as a dangerous and pitiful man. The Executioner 's Song is written from an authentic perspective regarding the sanity in a convict such as Gary Gilmore.
When a young woman is raped on campus and feels like the university police aren’t doing enough to help her, she reaches out to Jack. Elle and Jack take on her story together with Elle as the photographer. When Elle later views her photos, her vision partially reveals the person responsible. It leads them in the direction of the victim’s ex-boyfriend. When his alibi turns out to be solid, Elle goes to her dad to talk through what she saw.
Keisha is a dynamic character because she undergoes dramatic change on the inside, such as the grief for her ex-boyfriend who committed suicide, and is trying to better positively influence her mind. The main antagonist is in this story is Jonathan Hathaway, the 23-year-old track coach. He tries to convince Keisha to have sex, and after she refuses, he attempts rape. I can now infer at this point in time, the antagonist is not in his right mind, considering the fact he attacks a girl where he is forced to move and also has a past of raping other young females. I could relate to a friend in the story, such as Rhonda, that has an insight, but can’t do anything but support her friend.
Halsey continues her poem with the her own story of sexual assault. Back in 2002, she was raped by her Mom’s friend, Sue’s, son. He offered to teach her guitar if “she just kept quiet.” Halsey’s voice is almost a whisper as she says those four words, but the power behind the words was loud. Her voice gains momentum when she delivers the line, “and the stairwell besides apartment 1245 will haunt me in my sleep long as I am alive, and I’m too young to know why it aches in my thighs.” The impact of those words sent shivers up the audience’s
Then he landed a gig as a judge on “America’s Best Dance Crew” the mother of the 15 yr. old came forward demanding money for he silence, and when the demands weren’t met she moved forward again but this time she filed a police report. On August 16, 2011, Shane pleaded no contest to a single felony count of having unlawful sex with a minor under 16. He was sentenced to 270 days in the county jail and five years for probation, he also had to attend 52 sessions of sex-offender counseling. Under the plea with the state, sparks neither admitted nor disputes the single charge. All the charges were
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a novel regarding Melinda Sordino, a 14 year old girl, who gets raped at the end of summer party. Melinda ends up calling the police, causing all of her friends to absolutely despise her. The story begins as Melinda arrives to her first day of 9th grade friendless, receiving dirty looks from everyone in the halls. Her once happy personality, entirely transforms into the opposite. “I cry to let everything out” Initially, Melinda befriends Heather, a new girl to the school, but later Heather realizes that Melinda being her friend ruins her social reputation.
She lost her identity and became cynical of other people. After her old friends ditched her, she lost a major part of herself. Then, although she did not consider Heather a “true friend”, she was desperate to keep her when Heather wanted to cut the ties of friendship. Going through high school is hard enough, but especially difficult when teenagers have no one there to go through it with. Also, Melinda’s appearance changes drastically over the summer.
Even though she never got a chance to officially release any of her own music, two days before she was found unresponsive in her bathtub, Brown tweeted about releasing some music. "Let 's start this career up & moving OUT TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we." The tweet was dated January 29th at
Assuredly crime can have negative effects on anyone involved, however when the offender is familial, it can have an increased amount of detrimental effects on mental health. In the novel The Farm, Tilde is raped by her father repeatedly as a child. After she finally ran away, she leads a nearly perfect life, until her and Chris retire and move to a new country. In their new home, Tilde finds an abandoned building that Chris frequents, with many used condoms on the front lawn. It is 6.2 times more likely for a victim of rape to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than someone who has never been raped.