Shut Up by Anne TibbetsThursday, August 23, 2012
Publisher: Premier Digital Publishing
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Source: author in exchange for an honest review, Thanks, Anne Tibbets!
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Mary's older sister, Gwen, has royally screwed up her life. Not only is Gwen pregnant at seventeen, but she's also decided to marry The Creep who knocked her up.Mary has major family issues. Her sister, Gwen, got pregnant by the Creep and now is trying to make Mary’s world a living hell for her. Her parents are too caught up in the latest Gwen scandal to realize that they are ultimately hurting the family by how they are handling these events. Peter tries to give advice to Mary but she’s too young to really grasp what he is trying to say. She needs to learn, as Peter suggested, to shut up so that maybe their family can all live in peace.
Now Mary is powerless to stop her family from imploding. Her parents are freaking out, and to top it off The Creep has a gross fascination with Mary while Gwen enjoys teasing her to tears for sport.
Despite her brother's advice to shut up, Mary can't keep her trap closed and manages to piss off Mom so much it comes to blows.
Mary doesn't know what to do, and all her attempts to get help are rejected. When she finally plans her escape, she fails to consider how it could destroy them all.--Goodreads
The cover just scares me to bits. Mary, the main character, is a tween that seriously has a problem with her mouth (well, her parents have a problem with her talking). So I understand that the pose on the cover is just to show that she will shut up. However, the model looks way older than the tween years Mary is supposed to be in and it still looks like a picture straight out of a horror movie for me.
“I creep out the front door of the house, closing it behind me as quietly as I can.”-Shut Up by Anne Tibbets, p. 1
Rated PG-13 for strong language, child abuse, thoughts of suicide, and a pregnant teen.