Non-Fiction

Hyde, Margaret O.
Know About Abuse
JUV 362.71.H989k YA
Describes cases of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; their effects; and how to prevent
maltreatment. 1992.

Hyde, Margaret O.
The Sexual Abuse of Children and Adolescents
JUV 362.71.H989se YA
Covers the history of sexual abuse of children, effects on children, profiles of abusers, controversies
surrounding the internet, Megan's law, and repressed and false memories. 1997.

Pledge, Deanna S.
When Something Feels Wrong
JUV 362.76.P7117w YA
Provides checklists, journaling ideas, and other positive ways of dealing with being physically,sexually,
and/ormotionally abused, emphasizing the importance of talking about what has happened and getting help. 2003.

Roleff, Tamara L.
Domestic Violence
JUV 362.82.D7127d YA
Explores critical issues surrounding domestic violence, including its effects, contributing factors, legal
recourse, and treatment options. 2000.

Haley, John
The Truth About Abuse
JUV 362.82.H1377t
Contains information on family violence, child abuse, abuse of older people, abuse toward women, dating violence,
psychological abuse and sex crimes.  The topics have a Teens Speak feature (real cases) , fact or fiction, further
reading, hot lines and help sites. Graphs and statistics are included.

Charleyboy, Lisa (editor)
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
JUV 971.004.N843n YA
"Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible."-- Provided by publisher. 2017.

 

Fiction

Antle, Nancy
Playing Solitaire
JUV A5782.pYA
Living with her grandfather in a small Oklahoma town, fourteen-year-old Ellie is in constant fear
that she will be approached by her father, who is running from the police because he attacked her
and mutilated her hand. 2000.

 

Dessen, Sarah
Dreamland: A Novel
JUV D472.dYA
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. 2000.

 

Draper, Sharon
Forged by Fire
JUV D7859.fYA
Years after nearly being killed in a fire when his drug-addict mother neglects him, Gerald lives
withhis aunt, until his mother returns with a new husband and daughter, Angel, whom Gerald
must protect from her father's abuse. 1997.

 

Finn, Alex
Breathing Underwater
JUV F6398.bYA
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. 2001.

Giles, Amy
Now is Everything
JUV G3919.n YA
The McCauleys look perfect on the outside, but this family is hiding a dark secret. Hadley will do anything to keep her sister safe from their father. When Hadley's forbidden relationship with Charlie Simmons deepens, the violence at home escalates. An explosive accident occurs, following which Hadley attempts to take her own life at the hospital. Her friends, doctors, family, and the investigator on the case want to know why. Only Hadley knows what really happened that day, and she's not talking.--Provided by Publisher. 2018.

 

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Don't You Dare Read This Mrs. Dunphrey 
JUV H117.d YA
In the journal she is keeping for English class, sixteen-year-old Tish chronicles the changes in her
life when her abusive father returns home after a two-year absence. 1996.

Hill, Will
After the Fire
JUV H5524.a YA
Moonbeam, seventeen, survives a devastating confrontation between government forces and the cult she grew up in, but will need a lot of help to heal mentally, emotionally, and physically. 2018.

Klass, David
You Don't Know Me 
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Fourteen-year-old John creates alternative realities in his mind as he tries to deal with his mother's
abusive boyfriend, his crush on a beautiful, but shallow classmate and other problems
at school. 2001.

 

McDaniel, Lurlene
Prey
JUV M138.prYA
Enjoying the extra attention he receives from his attractive teacher, Ms. Settles, loner Ryan is excited
when their relationship moves to a more personal next level, but when they become intimate and new
demands are placed upon him, the secrecy and shame become more than he can handle. 2008.

 

Rainfield, Cheryl
Scars
JUV R133.sYA
Fifteen-year-old Kendra, a budding artist, has not felt safe since she began to recall devastating
memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially since she cannot remember her abuser's identity,
and she copes with the pressure by cutting herself.  2010.

 

Sanchez, Alex
Bait 
JUV S21.bYA
|Diego keeps getting into trouble because of his explosive temper until he finally finds a probation officer who helps
him get to the root of his anger so that he can stop running from his past.  2009.

Shaw, Susan
Black-eyed Suzie
JUV S53563.b
Suzie's stay in a mental hospital helps her tear down the walls of a devastating psychological
prison she calls "the box". 2002.

Sones, Sonya
The Opposite of Innocent
JUV S69866.o YA
A novel in verse follows the experiences of fourteen-year-old Lilly, as an innocent flirtation turns into sexual abuse by a friend of her parents and she is tormented by her abuser's threat to ruin her family and her own desperate need for help. 2018.

Surmelis, Angelo
The Dangerous Art of Blending In
JUV S9618.d YA
Seventeen-year-old Evan struggles to deal with his mother's abuse and his new feelings for his friend Henry. 2018.

Torres-Sanches, Jenny
Fall of Innocence
JUV T63765.f YA
Sixteen-year-old Emilia DeJesus struggles to overcome the aftermath of assault when new information about what happened to her eight years before awakens her memories. 2018.

 

Vance, Susanna
Sights 
JUV V2717.s
Despite years of abuse at the hands of her drunken father, Baby Girl has always believed that
she was special, partly because of her "gift" of seeing the future, until she and her mother set
out to begin a new life on their own. 2001.

 

Voigt, Cynthia
When She Hollers 
JUV ME COLL V8715.whYA
Tish, a teenager who has been enduring abuse from her adoptive stepfather since she was a small
child, finally decides she must do something to stop him. 1994.

 

de Vries, Anke
Bruises
JUV V961.b
While living in Holland, Michael meets Judith, who is frightened, bullied, and beaten by her mother
and blames herself for the abuse she is enduring. 1995.

 

Wynne-Jones, Tim
The Maestro 
JUV W986.mYA
Fleeing from his brutal father, fourteen-year-old Burl arrives at the remote cabin of an eccentric
genius who in just one day changes the young man's life forever. 1996.