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.

 

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.

 

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Don't You Dare Read This Mrs. Dunphrey 
JUV H117.dYA
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.

 

Klass, David
You Don't Know Me 
JUV K663.y
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.

 

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.