Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas

Anke is invisible.

She had never had the same amount of attention as her brothers and sisters. Her dad barely knew that she existed. But that was all right with her. At least she wasn’t hit. At least she wasn’t abused.

She wants it to stop. But does she? Can she say anything? Why don’t they say anything?

How can she utter the words that will instantly crumble her family? How can she do that?

And does she have the courage to do so?

“Because I Am Furniture” by Thalia Chaltas receives four stars out of five due to it’s originality and sincerity. Written believably in the mind of a freshmen in high school, it captures the emotions perfectly.