47 books for genre «Books ~~ Juvenile / Children's Fiction~~ Children's Fiction > JUVENILE FICTION ~~ Social Issues ~~ Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Issues ~~ Sexual Abuse»

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In this suspenseful thriller, Sara and her mother are going to secretly escape her abusive father—when her mother mysteriously disappears.­Sara and her mom have a plan to finally escape Sara’s abusive father. But when her mom doesn’t show up as expected, Sara’s terrified. Her father says that she’s on a business trip, but Sara knows he’s lying. Her mom is missing—and her dad had something to do with it.­With each day that passes, Sara’s more on edge. Her friends know that something’s wrong, but she won’t endanger anyone else with her secret. And with her dad growing increasingly violent, Sara must figure out what happened to her mom before it’s too late…for them both.­About the AuthorTracy Bilen is a high school teacher in Michigan, where she lives with her husband and two children. She enjoys cross-­country skiing and walks in the woods. Visit Tracy online at TracyBilen.­com and on Twitter at @TracyBilen.

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Affection turns to obsession - and love means both devastation and redemption - in this gripping novel from the author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me.­Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan.
 He's nothing like her abusive stepfather - in other words, he's sweet.
 But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of *her*...­and the less she wants to give.
As Rae's affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support.
With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.­He's not about to let her go. And with danger following her every move, Rae must fight for the life and love she deserves if she's going to survive.

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Fourteen-­year-­old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he's tall and thin) is bullied for being "deformed" – he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can't defend one another from their abusive parents.

When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again. In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks. But he never loses hope of finding love – and his brother.

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A hard-­hitting novel that breaks open the gritty world of teen relationship abuse, by the author of The Gospel According to Larry

"Unlike Abby, I hadn't had a boyfriend since Peter last year, and even that was stretching the definition of boyfriend way past anything Webster would recognize. I had better luck holding the attention of a roomful of people in a comedy club than a guy-­I couldn't decide if that was good or just plain pathetic.­"

Seventeen-­year-­old Becky Martin-­smart, funny, ambitious-­aspires to be a stand-­up comic. While setting out to make her goal a reality, she meets Kip Costello, a rising star in the San Francisco comedy-­club scene. And what could be better than an intense boyfriend who cares about every detail of her life? But Becky soon discovers a darker side to Kip, where emotional and physical abuse grow hand-­in-­hand. As the relationship goes from loving to controlling, Becky must find the courage to get help before it's...

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Reminiscent of the Elizabeth Smart case, Pretty Girl-­13 is a disturbing and powerful psychological thriller about a girl who must piece together the mystery of her kidnapping and abuse. Perfect for fans of books like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why , Elizabeth Scott's Living Dead Girl , and Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton series, Pretty Girl-­13 is a haunting yet ultimately uplifting story about the healing power of courage, hope, and love. Angie Chapman was thirteen years old when she ventured into the woods on a Girl Scout camping trip. Now she's returned home . . . only to find that it's three years later and she's sixteen—or at least that's what everyone tells her. What happened to the last three years of her life? With a tremendous amount of courage, Angie embarks on a journey to discover the fragments of her lost time. She eventually discovers a terrifying secret and must decide: what do you do when you remember things you wish you could forget?

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Sarah Byrnes and Eric have been friends for years. When they were children, his fat and her terrible scars made them both outcasts. Later, although swimming slimmed Eric, she stayed his closest friend.­Now Sarah Byrnes -- the smartest, toughest person Eric has ever known -- sits silent in a hospital. Eric must uncover the terrible secret she's hiding, before its dark currents pull them both under.

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When Tessa's best friend Noelle disappears right before the start of eighth grade, Tessa's life changes completely--­she shies away from her other friends and stops eating in the cafeteria. Now, two years later, Noelle has escaped her captivity and is coming home, in one piece but not exactly intact, and definitely different. Tessa's life is about to change again as she tries to revive the best-­friendship the two girls had shared before Noelle--­now Elle--­was kidnapped; puts up a futile resistance to the charming new guy at school; pursues her passion for photography while trying to build the bravado to show her photos to the public; and tries to balance her desire to protect and shelter Elle with the necessity to live her own life and put herself first.

"Tense! The constant push and pull of friendship, pain, love, and jealousy is beautifully drawn. A definite must read.­"
-- Jay Asher

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In an environment where kindness equals weakness, how do those who care survive?

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