At the age of sixteen, Melissa Montoya struggled through her sophomore year, not academically--she did well in that department. However, she being raised practically alone was forced to work just to make ends meet. At the age of seventeen, she was assaulted and raped. The trauma of the rape lasted for years, but she was resilient and she fought with her demons until she finally overcomes the trauma, as much as it was possible. Some things people never get over being raped.
Clarence Dunaway, born on February 12, 1930 author from Califronia, writer of the Cousins Trilogy and other great novels. He has been with the navy back in 1947, spent two and a half years in South Korea. He was discharged in 1953 and was able to travel the country. Started writing a trilogy of mystery books and is enjoying life. You can get to his books by typing the name "Clarence Mike Dunaway" into Google.