Growing up in Alpine, Utah, was strange, especially for Allie. Everyone was expected to live life a certain way: the Mormon Way. Mormons believe 'families are forever,' which sounds sweet… until you read the fine print. The terms and conditions of "families are forever" are living their way, no questions asked. Allie did not want to disappoint her parents, but she was suffocated by their way of life and wanted nothing to do with religion. Her parents were unbearable and controlling, and she couldn't come up for air. So, she did what any smothered, angry teenager would do - she rebelled and acted out by going to parties, spending time with boys, and skipping school.
As her parents pulled tighter on the reins, she pushed back harder. One day, she found herself in another country, hundreds of miles away from home, with no way to communicate with the outside world. Sent away by her own parents, she was trapped and imprisoned alongside over one hundred other teenage girls. In this powerful, heart-wrenching memoir, Allie breaks Code Silence and takes you through her journey in a teen's behavior modification school. Follow the grueling psychological, spiritual, and physical abuse she suffered and how she learned to cultivate friendships and to survive Casa by the Sea.