I totally agree that the stories of the parents were just as compelling as Sam and Lonnie's. The letter from Terry's father regarding his book is absolutely rage inducing. You understand this is a story from your son trying to work out his sexual abuse and all you can say is "you can do better?" It makes the violently scrawled post-it notes in Terry's office all the more gut wrenching. I'd have ripped his picture up too. Overall I thought all the stories being told were done with maturity and respect.
On a fun side note, did anyone else notice that the brand of cigarettes Sam that has in her locker with her stolen swag was Morley? Smoking Man's faves.