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A Dance for Three by Louise Plummer.
Are you in the house alone? Peck,
Baby Help by Marilyn Reynolds
(interesting angle as the couple are living together and have a baby.
It shows the girl fleeing the abusive relationship for the sake of her
Beyond Dreams Reynolds, Marilyn
Breathing Underwater, by Alexandra
Flinn. Sent to counseling for hitting his girlfriend, Caitlin, and
ordered to keep a journal, sixteen-year-old Nick recounts his relationship
with Caitlin, examines his controlling behavior and anger, and describes
living with his abusive father.
But what about me Reynolds, Marilyn
Darkness Before Dawn, by Sharon
M. Draper. Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend,
senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous,
Desperate Pursuit by Gloria Miklowitz.
Girl is stalked by a boy who dated her. She dumped him and he continued
to stalk, ultimately hoping to injure or kill her.
Did you hear what happened to
Andrea? Gloria Miklowitz
Dreamland, by Sarah Dessen.
After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides that
she needs to make a major change in her own life and begins an abusive
relationship with a boy who is mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous.
Every Time a Rainbow Dies, by
Rita Williams-Garcia. After seeing a girl raped and becoming obsessed with
her, sixteen-year-old Thulani finds motivation to move beyond his interest
in his pigeons and his grief over his mother's death.
Fair Game, by Erika Tamar. High
school senior Laura Jean is shocked when the school jocks are accused of
gang-raping a retarded girl and her boyfriend Scott appears to be involved.
Fighting Chance, by Yvonne Lehman.
When her boyfriend Sean's mood swings and abusive behavior threaten to
end their relationship, seventeen-year-old Ruthie blames herself for Sean's
turning away from God.
Head Above Water, SL Rottman,
has a girl dating a boy who is pressuring her, sometimes physically, to
have sex. He also harassed her mentally disabled brother.
If You Leave Me by Maureen Wartski
Leslie's Journal, by Allan Stratton
(2000) Her teacher promised not to read their journals, but the substitute
teacher didn't know. Now Leslie's secret, about Jason, is out.
Lucy Peale, by Colby Rodowsky.
Failing to get sympathy from her strict fundamentalist father when a rape
leaves her pregnant, Lucy flees her home on Maryland's Eastern Shore and
attempts to find self-reliance in nearby Ocean City.
My Phantom Love" by Janet Quinn-Harkin.
My Junior High girls love all of her books.
Out of Control - Mazer, Norma
Fox about verbal and physical abuse of a girl by a group of boys. One of
the boys is genuinely sorry and tries to make amends.
Past Forgiving, by Gloria D. Miklowitz.
Fifteen-year-old Alexandra finds that her boyfriend Cliff demands all her
time, isolates her by his jealousy, and finally becomes physically abusive.
Rundown, by Michael Cadnum.
As a game, sixteen-year-old Jennifer pretends that she has been attacked
by a serial rapist, but then she finds herself getting more attention than
she wanted, from the police and her parents.
SPEAK by Lauri Halse Anderson
Telling by Reynolds, Marilyn –
Tenderness, Cormier, is about
violence and dating in a roundabout way. Eric isn't abusing Lori
but he has abused/killed other girls he has dated in the past.
Why Me the story of Jenny by Patricia
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