First Person Plural
My Life as a Multiple
Brittany Adkins - Block 3 - Psychology H
Meet Cameron West
Book Comparison: Speak
Freshman year of high school, I read the book 'Speak' by Laurie Halse which was the story of a young, high school girl who was raped at a party and never spoke again. She never spoke past what she absolutely had to and definitely never spoke about the events of the party. In 'First Person Plural', most, if not all, of Cameron West's personalities were formed by him attempting to block out memories of being raped as a child. They reminded me of each other in the sense that they both became silent because of sexual assault and it changed them both drastically in the long run. There are obvious differences, such as their coping mechanisms and the ages at which the events happened, but I couldn't help but to relate the two stories as I read.