If Only She Knew
Amanda Wilson, author
Melissa is an average middleclass sixteen year-old in high school. She has a car, friends, and everything important to a teenager. When she meets a boy who checks all the right boxes, she falls for him...only to be betrayed. Her so-called friends start cruel gossip about her, and she loses all but one friend. Slowly, Melissa manages to put her life back together and pull herself out of depression. Eventually, she lets her guard down and begins to trust again. But she ends up falling even lower than last time. She is raped. With her life spiraling out of control and deep depression setting in, her parents take her to a therapist, who immediately starts prescribing pills. When she finds herself pregnant, she must face the difficult decision to have the baby or not. At that point, her life becomes simply unbearable.