Harley, Like a Person by Cat
Fourteen-year-old Harley, an artistic teenager living with her
alcoholic father and angry mother, suspects that she is adopted and
begins a search for her biological parents. Parent and child.
Alcoholism. Adoption. (CIP)
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer
Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain
of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who
is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna hones her
talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic
father. Automobile driving. Alcoholism. Retail stores. Old age. Texas.
Up Country, by Alden R. Carter
When his mother's drinking problem causes him to spend several months
with country relatives in upstate Wisconsin, sixteen-year-old Carl
begins to build a new life for himself, only to see it threatened by a
serious mistake from his painful past. Family problems. Country life.
Alcoholism. Wisconsin. (CIP)
Cages of Glass, Flowers of
Time by Charlotte Culin (1979)
Fourteen-year-old Claire, a victim of child abuse, gradually finds love
in the world with the help of two unlikely friends. Child abuse. (CIP)
Born Blue by Han Nolan (2001)
Janie was four years old when she nearly drowned due to her mothers
neglect. Through an unhappy foster home experience, and years of feeling
that she is unwanted, she keeps alive her dream of someday being a
famous singer. Abandoned children. Singers. Mothers and daughters.
A Door Near Here by Heather
Four siblings struggle to maintain a seminormal home life when their
single mother's alcoholism becomes debilitating. Divorce. Mothers.
Brothers and sisters. Alcoholism. Alcoholics. Family problems. (CIP)
Hannah In Between by Colby
As she starts seventh grade, twelve-year-old Hannah can no longer
ignore her mother's increasingly erratic behavior caused by drinking.
Family problems. Mothers and daughters. Alcoholism. (CIP)
Hero by S. L. Rottman (1997)
After years of abuse from his mother and neglect from his father,
ninth-grader Sean Parker is headed for trouble until he is sent to do
community service at a farm owned by an old man who teaches Sean that he
can take control of his own life. Horses. Child abuse. Conduct of life.
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