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TOUGH ISSUES: Surviving Abuse

They cage the animals at night Teen Book They cage the animals at night

Burch, Jennings Michael.

Burch was left at an orphanage and never stayed at any one foster home long enough to make any friends. This is the story of how he grew up and gained the courage to reach out for love.

A stolen life : a memoir book A stolen life : a memoir

Dugard, Jaycee Lee, 1980-

The memoir of Jaycee Dugard who was kidnapped on June 10, 1991, when she was 11 years old, and was missing for over 18 years before her reappearance in 2009.

These gentle wounds Teen Book These gentle wounds

Dunbar, Helene.

Fifteen-year-old Gordie is trying to build a new life after tragically losing his family, but when his abusive father returns, Gordie must confront the traumas of the past.

Reality Boy : a novel Teen Book Reality Boy : a novel

King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-

An emotionally damaged seventeen-year-old boy in Pennsylvania, who was once an infamous reality television show star, meets a girl from another dysfunctional family, and she helps him out of his angry shell.

Charm & strange Teen Book Charm & strange

Kuehn, Stephanie.

A lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy must either surrender his sanity to the wild wolves inside his mind or learn that surviving means more than not dying.

Blackbird :   a childhood lost and found book Blackbird : a childhood lost and found

Lauck, Jennifer.

Lauck's heartbreaking and inspiring memoir--debuting to advance critical acclaim--tells how an ordinary child growing up under the blue skies of Carson City, Nevada, in the early 1970s lost her childhood after her world became unhinged by family tragedy.

In love and in danger : a teen's guide to breaking free of abusive relationships Teen Book In love and in danger : a teen's guide to breaking free of abusive relationships

Levy, Barrie.
TEEN 306.7308 LEVY

Describes the experiences of teens who have had abusive dating relationships and gives advice on how to end the cycle of abuse and forge healthy and loving, violence-free relationships. This accessible book shows teens how to identify abusive relationships--emotional, physical, and sexual--and how to leave them. Levy provides facts about dating violence, the differences between healthy and addictive love, resources for help, and more.

No pretty pictures :   a child of war book No pretty pictures : a child of war

Lobel, Anita.

The author, known as an illustrator of children's books, describes her experiences as a Polish Jew during World War II and for years in Sweden afterwards.

Stronger than you know Teen Book Stronger than you know

Perry, Jolene B. (Jolene Betty), 1976- author.

After fifteen years of horrific abuse and neglect by her mother and her mother's boyfriends, Joy struggles to understand and accept a normal life with relatives, at school, and with a boyfriend.

Stained Teen Book Stained

Rainfield, C. A. (Cheryl A.)

A teenaged girl bullied for her port-wine stain must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer.

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