Teen Issues - Secret Addictions
Annotation:(199 p., gr. 9-12) When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over after her mother’s death, Riley believes her life couldn’t get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself.
Annotation:(248 p., gr. 9-12) Willa seems to have a perfect life as a member of a loving blended family until the estranged father she barely remembers murders his wife and children, then heads toward Willa and her mother.
Annotation:(212 p., gr. 7-10) When her unstable mother dies unexpectedly, sixteen-year-old Lucy must take control and find a way to keep the long-held secret of her mother's compulsive hoarding from being revealed to friends, neighbors, and especially the media.
Annotation:(277 p., gr. 9-12) When their best friend, Tink, dies from an apparent suicide, high school seniors Merissa and Nadia are alienated by their secrets, adrift from each other and from themselves.
Annotation:(329 p., gr. 9-12) Sixteen-year-old Willow, who was driving the car that killed both of her parents, copes with the pain and guilt by cutting herself, until she meets a smart and sensitive boy who is determined to help her stop.
Annotation:(197 p., gr. 7-12) Ruth Wallace knows she can only hide the scars on her arms for so long. Cutting herself doesn't make her problems disappear, but at least it helps her cope. Ruth needs to find some way, "any" way, to heal her scars--the ones she hides and the ones she can't--before something terrible happens.
Annotation:(310 p., gr. 8-12) Seventeen-year-old Ade is addicted to the feeling he gets after knocking himself unconscious brings visions of the future, but when he meets Vauxhall, with whom he knows he will fall in love, he discovers that she also has an addiction and that together they may be able to do the impossible--change the future.
Annotation:(385 p., gr. 9-12) Sixteen-year-old Callie Knowles fights her compulsion to write constantly, even on herself, as she struggles to cope with foster care, her mother's life in a mental institution, and her belief that she killed her father, a minister, who has been missing for a year.
Annotation:(151 p., gr. 9-12) How do you know if you're on the verge of a nervous breakdown? For seventeen-year-old Stacy Black, it all begins with the smashing of a window. After putting her fist through the glass, she checks into a mental hospital. Stacy hates it there but despite herself slowly realizes she has to face the reasons for her depression to stop from self-destructing.
Annotation:(208 p., gr. 9-12) When fifteen-year-old Kenna is found cutting herself in the school bathroom, she is sent to a facility for a mandatory psychiatric watch. There Kenna meets other kids like her—her roommate, Donya, who's there for her fifth time; the birdlike Skylar; and Jag, a boy cute enough to make her forget her problems . . . for a moment.
Annotation:(213 p., gr. 9-12) Missy copes with being an outcast at school and stress at home by cutting herself with a razor blade until Death chooses her as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, and offers her a new blade.
Annotation:(48 p., gr. 8-12) Self-injury is not something people talk about very often. Yet, it is a reality for millions of young people across North America. Cutting and Self-injury deals with the delicate issues of self-harming behavior and the reasons why people do it. Directly and carefully written, this book discusses avoidance and treatment.
Annotation:(160 p., gr. 7-12) You may have noticed kids who are hiding their pain under long sleeves or wristbands. Or you might never notice them the ones who seem to have life together except for the deep secret that they keep hidden beneath their clothes. The truth is that many teens today are dealing with their emotional pain by inflicting physical pain upon themselves, whether we can see it on the surface or not.
Annotation:(128 p., gr. 7-8) Have you ever known that you shouldn’t do something, but just couldn’t stop yourself? Everyone experiences uncontrollable impulses like these sometimes. But what if these impulses happened to you all the time? How would you interact with your family, do your work at school, or make friends if you couldn’t control your impulses?
Annotation:(225 p., gr. 9-12) Carlson covers such topics as mental illnesses, suicidal thoughts, personality disorders, learning problems, intellectual disabilities, treatment, and recovery, and discusses treatments, therapies, medications, and support groups.