Teen Issues - Secret Addictions

The Deepest Cut
The Deepest Cut By Templeton, J. A. (Book - 2013 ) / FICTION TEMPLET J. Available in some locations

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.

Blood Wounds
Blood Wounds By Pfeffer, Susan Beth (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION PFEFFER SUSAN Available in some locations

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.

Dirty Little Secrets
Dirty Little Secrets By Omololu, Cynthia Jaynes (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION OMOLOLU C. Available in some locations

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.

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You
Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You By Oates, Joyce Carol (Book - 2012 ) / FICTION OATES JOYCE Available in some locations

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.

Cut By McCormick, Patricia (Book - 2000 ) / FICTION MCCORMI PATRICI Available in some locations

Annotation:While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.

Willow By Hoban, Julia (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION HOBAN JULIA Available in some locations

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.

Blade Silver
Blade Silver Color Me Scarred By Carlson, Melody (Book - 2005 ) / PB CARLSON Available in some locations

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.

Future Imperfect
Future Imperfect By Breese, K. Ryer (Book - 2011 ) / SF BREESE K. Available in some locations

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.

Oblivion By Dawn, Sasha (Book - 2014 ) / FICTION DAWN SASHA Available in some locations

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.

How I Made It to Eighteen
How I Made It to Eighteen A Mostly True Story By White, Tracy (Book - 2010 ) / 741.5973 WHITE Available in some locations

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.

Kiss of Broken Glass
Kiss of Broken Glass By Kuderick, Madeleine (Book - 2014 ) / FICTION KUDERIC MADELEI Available in some locations

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.

Rage By Kessler, Jackie Morse (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION KESSLER JACKIE Available in some locations

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.

Scars By Rainfield, C. A. (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION RAINFIE CHERYL Available in some locations

Annotation:(248 p., gr. 8-11) Kendra, a budding artist, has not felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse and she copes with the pressure by cutting herself.

Cutting and Self-injury
Cutting and Self-injury By Eagen, Rachel (Book - 2011 ) / 616.8582 EAGEN Available in some locations

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.

Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut
Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut Learning to Understand and Help Those Who Self-injure By Penner, Marv (Book - 2008 ) / 616.8582 PENNER Available in some locations

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.

Impulse-control Disorders
Impulse-control Disorders By Libal, Autumn (Book - 2014 ) / 616.8584 LIBAL Available in some locations

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?

Out of Order
Out of Order Young Adult Manual of Mental Illness and Recovery : Mental Illnesses, Personality Disorders, Learning Problems, Intellectual Disabilities & Treatment and Recovery By Carlson, Dale (Book - 2013 ) / 616.89 CARLSON Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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.


Books about cutting, hoarding, and other addictive behaviors.

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