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5 YA Novels About Dating Violence for Teens and Adults
No matter your situation or how hopeless you may feel, please know that you are not alone, you do not deserve this, and there is help. Visit the National Domestic Violence website here or you can call the hotline at Her parents are divorced, leaving her and two brothers with their narcissistic mother. Her only reprieve is her art, and her dream of attending the Prism art school in New York City. When the wealthy Omar Farid dies and leaves his fortune to his three widows, Perveen becomes suspicious when she sees that all three have signed over their inheritance to charity. As Perveen investigates and gets to know the secluded widows, she uncovers the dangerous truth. In her first collection of poems, Lovelace offers inspiration and narratives of resilience as she tells the story of her life in three different parts labeled the princess, the damsel, and the queen, as well as a section where she speaks directly to the reader and society at large.
The purpose of young adult literature is often twofold: to tell a story, and to send a message, usually in the form of a much-needed lesson. But offering a lesson to teenagers is less graceful, less subtle, than conveying an idea or theme, and these books can feel like after-school specials. The lesson in both books — that dating violence is real and dangerous — is worth teaching. Nearly one-quarter of teenage girls report verbal abuse from their boyfriends, and nearly one in five have been threatened with violence if they try to break things off. Some 24 percent of teenagers say they know at least one peer who has been the victim of dating abuse. Neither Brown nor Caletti hits readers with such statistics, but they do take pains to make their portrayals of abuser and victim fit the established profile. Both Clara and Alexandra are surprised that such desirable young men could be interested in them, and ignore protests from friends and family that their new loves are too controlling.
Luckily, there are a lot of young adult novels out there that can do part of the heavy lifting for you. Dreamland , Sarah Dessen. Soon, Rogerson becomes possessive and jealous, and Caitlin finds her life turning upside down—she quits cheerleading, her grades drop, she begins to smoke pot and, pretty soon, finds herself putting up with regular physical abuse from Rogerson. Sign up for emails Receive new and helpful articles weekly. Sign up here. Spoiler alert: It does have a happy ending, so you can at least look forward to that.