What really happened at the back of the bus?
Did they, or didn't they?
Did she, or didn't she?
Something happened to fourteen-year-old Maisie Willard—something involving her three friends, all boys. But their stories don't match, and the rumors spin out of control. Then other people get involved . . . the school, the parents, the lawyers. The incident at the back of the bus becomes the center of Maisie's life and the talk of the school, and, horribly, it becomes news. With just a few words and a touch, the kids and their community are changed forever.
From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes an unforgettable story about the difficulties of telling the truth, the consequences of lying, and the most dangerous twist of all—the possibility that you yourself will come to believe something that you know isn't true.
Level 5.2, 7 Points
|Grouped Work ID||4a1e9829-7687-2970-3a8f-dcca0b063ac0|
|Grouping Author||prose francine|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-02 04:44:08AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-17 04:48:58AM|
|author||Prose, Francine, 1947-|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Ninth-grader Maisie's concepts of friendship, loyalty, self-acceptance, and truth are tested to their limit after a schoolbus incident with the three boys who have been her best friends since early childhood.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Best friends -- Juvenile fiction|
Bildungsromans -- Juvenile literature
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
High schools -- Juvenile fiction
Schools -- Juvenile fiction
Stepmothers -- Juvenile fiction
|title_full||Touch / Francine Prose|