Book: The Girl Next Door
Author: Jack KetchumSuburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets, well-tended lawns and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house, Meg and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rages of a distant aunt who is rapidly descending into madness. It is a madness that infects all three of her sons and finally the entire neighborhood. Only one troubled boy stands hesitantly between Meg and Susan and their cruel, torturous deaths. A boy with a very adult decision to make.-Goodreads
Review: This is a devastating book based on real life events about a teenage girl who is kept prisoner by her aunt and abused by her aunt, cousins and neighborhood kids. Gripping, well written, but not for the faint of heart.