Dear Mrs. Tashjian,
Once upon a time not to long ago, I was normal I had a dad and a mom, but my life had flaws, my dad abused me and my mom left him and I was introduced to a journal or my dairy. I then on day in my high school library I saw your book Fault Line. I connected to the book because of my dad and the journaling. One thing that is also in common is that Becky and I go to counseling for our problems and talk about what has happened.
To me Becky was the important character because she was the main character and she had to take a lot of crap form Kip her boyfriend and she was trying really hard to figure out what she was doing wrong but he was one of the controlling type of boyfriends. Another character I can relate to is Abby, Becky's best friend who reminds me of my best friend who is always there for me if I need to talk. My favorite part was when Becky decides to leave Kip. I liked it because she realized that he wasn't the guy for her and she doesn't like him being positive and aggressive.
Fault Line meant to me is there are men who are positive and aggrieve out in the world and women and girls can choose to leave them. I know it is hard because my mom had a hard time leaving my dad, and another thing it means to me that it is o.k. To write your feelings out on a piece of paper or like Kip a paper towel. One thing I learned is never let some one who you think that you love, push you around and if you are going out with someone and they abuse you tell someone and leaves them. It is o.k. To go to counseling to talk about the abuse you experienced and it helps you understand things better and it can help you realize stress.
It is important for me because it makes me know more people experiences abuse. Child and dating abuse. If girls could read this and know the dangers of dating abuse and they can fight back and know the signs of abuse. People like me who know what abuse feels like know it hurt physically and mentally. I took a while for me to trust my dad and any type of boys for a while and it wasn't fair to my brother that I was blocking him out of my life because of something my dad did to me. Counling is a good way to talk about past, presnt, and future that has, will, or could happen to your life and you could change your life around.