By Pam Fluttert
Kat is alone with a secret she doesn’t want to keep, but can’t risk telling.
Kat’s life seems to be going ever further downhill. The older brother she adores is going off to college. But her annoying younger sister is always around and will probably be an even bigger pain to look after. Worse than any of this is the continued presence of Greg, a good friend of her parents who has been sexually abusing Kat since she was a little girl.
No one knows her secret – the only place Kat confides the truth is in the pages of her journal. Not even her best friends, Scott and Steph, know about what’s been going on for years. But now the journal is missing. Kat is terrified her secret is about to be revealed and all her worst fears will be realized. She is convinced everyone will hate and blame her for what has been happening.
Could she be bearing an unfair burden, feeling guilty for something that was never her fault to begin with? Is this the chance to finally turn the tables, and for Kat to go from victim to survivor?
About the Author
Pam Fluttert lives in New Hamburg, Ontario with her husband and two daughters. In addition to writing and drawing in her spare time, she works at the University of Waterloo. Pam spends as much time as possible with her family, two dogs, and two horses.
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Release: September 13, 2013
5.5 x 8.25
Ages 13-18 / Grades 8-12
Guided Reading: Z+
Health & Phys Ed
> Teen Sexuality
Awards for Until Today
2014/2015 Stellar Book Award Finalist (B.C. Teen Readers' Choice Award)
Praise for Until Today
"(Fluttert) keeps Kat’s trauma and her reluctance to speak at the center of her tale. The character of the abuser, Greg, always in control, stands out as highly realistic." - Kirkus Reviews
"It's fiction based on Fluttert's own experience, written from the victim's perspective to help kids, parents and educators understand childhood sexual abuse. The story also empowers victims to take control...and explain how the crime of sexual abuse can happen, especially at a time when kids are so connected and open about their personal lives." - New Hamburg Independent
"...a work that can be recommended by guidance and counselling staff to students in this terrible situation." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Kat's emotional confusion, and the difficulty of turning from victim into survivor, is well portrayed... this novel will be a useful tool to open dialogue on a sensitive issue." - Resource Links