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TOUGH ISSUES: Love Doesn't Have To Hurt: Dating Violence

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Respect : a girl's guide to getting respect and dealing when your line is crossed

Macavinta, Courtney.


This smart, savvy book helps teen girls get respect and hold on to is no matter what - at home, at school, with their friends, and in the world. Tips, activities, writing exercises, and quotes from teens keep readers involved.

A young woman's guide to setting boundaries

Bottke, Allison.


The teen years, when you're no longer a child but not yet an adult, can be hard. How do you deal with the stress of school, home life, boys, teen depression, peer pressure, and so much more? It's never been easy to be a teen, but today's world brings special challenges that require special skills. The good news is you can learn how to cope with all your stresses when you understand the power and freedom of setting healthy boundaries. You can experience God's unconditional love and acceptance, and find the courage, confidence, and hope that will transform your teen years and become the foundation of your life for years to come.

Beyond bruises : the truth about teens and abuse

Gordon, Sherri Mabry.

TEEN 362.7608 GORDON

Discusses the various types of abuse teenagers face, including both domestic and dating abuse, the impact abuse has on teens, and several ways to help teens who suffer from some form of abuse.

Domestic violence


This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether domestic violence is a serious problem, whether teen dating violence is a serious problem, and whether economic downturns amplify problems that can lead to domestic violence.

The truth about abuse

Haley, John, 1959-

TEEN 362.8292 HALEY

Alphabetically arranges entries focusing on issues relating to abuse, including abusive behavior, traits of abusers, types of abuse, and factors in abuse.


Anderson, Laurie Halse.


After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

Bitter end

Brown, Jennifer, 1972-


When seventeen-year-old Alex starts dating Cole, a new boy at her high school, her two closest friends increasingly mistrust him as the relationship grows more serious.

Wild roses

Caletti, Deb.


In Washington State, seventeen-year-old Cassie learns about the good and bad sides of both love and genius while living with her mother and brilliant, yet disturbed, violinist stepfather and falling in love with a gifted young musician.

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Caletti, Deb.


In the summer of her junior year, sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an elderly woman with her long-lost love and in the process learn many things about "the real ties that bind" people to one another.

The things you kiss goodbye

Connor, Leslie.


High school junior Bettina Vasilisis is trapped in a relationship with her basketball star boyfriend when she meets Cowboy, a car mechanic whom her traditional father would not approve of.

Dreamland : a novel

Dessen, Sarah.


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.


Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)


As rehearsals begin for the ballet version of Peter Pan, the teenaged members of an Ohio dance troupe lose their focus when one of their own goes missing.

Breathing underwater

Flinn, Alex.


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.

Dark song

Giles, Gail.


After her father loses his job and she finds out that her parents have lied to her, fifteen-year-old Ames feels betrayed enough to become involved with a criminal who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

But I love him

Grace, Amanda, 1982-


Traces, through the course of a year, Ann's transformation from a happy A-student, track star, and popular senior to a solitary, abused woman whose love for the emotionally-scarred Connor has taken away everything--even herself.

Truly, madly, deadly

Jayne, Hannah.


When her abusive boyfriend dies in what seems to be a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved until she opens her locker and finds a note from a secret admirer that says "You're welcome."

Bad boy

Jordan, Dream.


Devastated to find herself back in a group home after a peaceful year of living with loving foster parents, a Brooklyn teenager striving to become strong and independent soon falls prey to the dangerous affections of a good looking but shady young man.


Lynch, Chris.


High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy himself on graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a friend whose date has left her stranded, things go terribly wrong.

Lily and Taylor

Moser, Elise.


After her older sister is murdered in a horrific incident of domestic abuse, Taylor begins a new life in a new town. She meets Lily, whose open, warm manner conceals a difficult personal life of her own, coping with her brain-injured mother. The two girls embark on a tentative friendship. But just when life seems to be smoothing out, Taylor's abusive boyfriend, Devon, arrives on the scene, and before they know it, the girls find themselves in a situation that is both scary, and incredibly dangerous.

So much it hurts

Polak, Monique.


A teen actress gets involved with an older director, whose explosive temper and controlling behavior threaten to destroy her life.

If you really loved me

Schraff, Anne E.


Destini Fletcher hates Tubman High from day one. When Tyron Becker singles her out, Destini is thrilled to be a part of Tyron's crowd. But he scorns her budding friendships with Alonee, Jaris, and Sami, and mocks her attempts to earn good grades. Do her excuses for Tyron's increasingly brutal behavior and bad attitude put her at risk?.

Leslie's journal

Stratton, Allan.


Leslie's journal records her troubles at school, at home, and with her best friend, not to mention the problems that come with a new relationship.


Weyn, Suzanne.


Keah Robinson, a cheerleader, is beaten by her boyfriend Ty Hendricks, a star running back, and has him arrested for assault, but she struggles with her own inner conflicts after she testifies against him in court.

The Mockingbirds

Whitney, Daisy.


When Alex, a junior at an elite preparatory school, realizes that she may have been the victim of date rape, she confides in her roommates and sister who convince her to seek help from a secret society, the Mockingbirds.

Breaking beautiful

Wolf, Jennifer Shaw.


Allie is overwhelmed when her boyfriend, Trip, dies in a car accident, leaving her scarred and unable to recall what happened that night, but she feels she must uncover the truth, even if it could hurt the people who tried to save her from Trip's abuse.

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