Short Essay Questions Key
1. What brought about the creation of "I Never Told Anyone"?
"I Never Told Anyone" was inspired by a writer's workshop run by Ellen Bass. With the help of Louise Thornton, the book was created as a way to give women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse a voice and turned into a way of helping them to heal.
2. What was Jude Brister's childhood like?
Jude Brister was molested by her father from ages four to twelve. Her story, "The Windows Netting," is based on her experience when her father repeatedly raped her on a camping trip with her brother. Her father died a few months after.
3. What happens in "The Window's Netting"?
In "The Window's Netting," Jude Brister describes how a girl's father forced her into his sleeping bag and raped her both that night and again the following morning on a camping trip. The father eventually gives her a single person tent with a ripped window netting. The young girl repairs the window netting and sleeps in safety alone that night.
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