New student Sylvia Webb, who has physically matured faster than most of her classmates, piques the physical curiosity of some of her male classmates. Albert goes along at first, but quickly becomes friends with Sylvia. However, he is unaware that she is trapped in a horrifying world: She's being stalked (and is eventually attacked by) a masked rapist; her father has a cold, uncaring attitude toward Sylvia's ordeal; and her cruel classmates continue to taunt her. Eventually, Sylvia collapses at school from exhaustion ... and it's because she's pregnant. Written by
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Did You Know?
It is remarkable how often they showed the telephone being used, when, realistically, farm communities at that time had no telephone service whatsoever. Even though the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, it was not legally recognized until the 1890s. See more
When Albert is telling Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls about Sylvia screaming at boys and hitting them, he said, "I can see why Carrie was so scared" instead of Sylvia. See more
It's just natural curiosity, Harriet - - boys will be boys, myself included - - all of us boys liked to go to the swimming holes to have a peep at the girls when they were frolicking in the water.
Oh really? Well, I certainly don't remember any of the boys sneaking around the swimming hole when I was a girl.
THAT'S the truth!
What was that?
I said, Charles is telling the truth. We do indeed need to show some leniency and understanding here.