When Carleigh DuMetz turns fifteen, she quickly joins her mischievous friends in seemingly innocent adventures, which brings to light her naïveté. She finds her first love in Aiken Lyons, a handsome young man from her neighborhood, who is friends with Richard - a predatory adult - who also has designs on Carleigh. This story is based on actual events.
Realizing that she is falling for Aiken, she despairs that his eighteenth birthday is the day after their first date. If she wants to keep seeing him, they’ll have to keep their relationship a secret - at least from her family. After Aiken goes on a mission trip to Africa, Carleigh is savagely dragged into the darker side of the adult world by Richard, who seems to spend all of his free time stalking and blackmailing Carleigh, and she lashes out in an attempt to free herself from him. Instead, she finds herself completely trapped. For the first time in her life, she attempts to defend herself; but finds that there is still so much she needs to learn-and quick!
Reckless Little 15 will take you into the tortured existence of a somewhat innocent adolescent girl who wants to experience the more exciting side of life, but rapidly finds herself on a collision course with disaster.
This book contains mature content, strong language, and painfully graphic details. It is an excellent example of a teenager out of control, and should be taken as a warning to young people of the dangers inherent in growing up too fast, and keeping secrets from those who can truly help them avoid trouble.