Based on the award-winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, this film unfolds a story about Melinda (Kristen Stewart), a smart and spirited high school freshman who retreats into self-imposed silence after she is raped one night at a party. Feeling isolated from her classmates and her preoccupied mother Joyce Sordino (Elizabeth Perkins), Melinda retreats further in an attempt to escape the torments of high school. It is only through her work in art class, along with the support of her compassionate teacher Mr. Freeman (Steve Zahn) taht she begins to reach out to others, eventually finding her voice and inner strength.
Steve Zahn,D.B. Sweeney,Kristen Stewart,Elizabeth Perkins,Hirsh Hallee,Eric Hirsh