Boys Lie by John Neufield

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Seeing is believing...and that's the trouble.

What can a girl do, being better endowed than any of her classmates? Gina knows that she'll be prey to boys who want her as a score. And in a New York City swimming pool, that's what she becomes. Fleeing from an assault and its aftermath, Gina and her mother move to California. But the story of her "rape" surfaces there, despite everything Gina does to keep it quite. She herself, in a flashback of terror, lets it escape publicly. Three boys in her new eighth-grade class--Ben, Eddie, and Felix--begin dreaming aloud of making it with the stacked, "experienced" girl who must be, in their view, looking for more. What starts as a crude, three-man plan ends up as a single boy's attack, which Gina repels. He boasts of success--boys lie--so confident is he that she, from shock or shame, will never tell anyone. But Gina realizes that unless she rises above her fears and tells the truth, her reputation will be in a boy's hands, not her own.


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Published April 1, 1999 by DK CHILDREN. 176 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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