Our library’s web catalog does use OpenSSL and was susceptible to the heartbleed vulnerability. All necessary patches have been applied. Read more

Teen Issues--Sexual Abuse

Speak By Anderson, Laurie Halse (Book - 1999 ) / PB ANDERSO Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 30 copies

Annotation:A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school. (197 p. Gr 8+)

The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon
The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon By Beitia, Sara (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION BEITIA SARA Available in some locations

Annotation:When seventeen-year-old Albert Morales' girlfriend Lily goes missing, he is the main suspect in her disappearance. Albert sets out to discover what happened. (301 p. Gr 9+)

Nicholas Dane
Nicholas Dane By Burgess, Melvin (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION BURGESS MELVIN Available in some locations

Annotation:Fifteen-year-old Dawn, who cares for her alcoholic mother, tries to suppress a painful childhood memory as she contemplates killing God, whom she blames for her father's disappearance. (250 p. Gr 9+)

Because I Am Furniture
Because I Am Furniture By Chaltas, Thalia (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION CHALTAS THALIA Available in some locations

Annotation:Fourteen-year-old Anke feels both relieved and neglected that her father abuses her brother and sister but ignores her, but when she catches him with one of her friends, she finally becomes angry enough to take action. (368 p. Gr 9+)

Hush By Chayil, Eishes (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION CHAYIL EISHES Available in some locations

Annotation:After remembering the cause of her best friend Devory's suicide at age nine, Gittel is determined to raise awareness of sexual abuse in her community despite the rules of Chassidim that require her silence. (368 p. Gr 9+)

Courage in Patience
Courage in Patience By Fehlbaum, Beth (Book - 2008 ) FICTION FEHLBAU BETH All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:After six years of sexual abuse from her stepfather, 14-year-old Ashley reveals the truth to her mother, who refuses to acknowledge the problem. During summer school, Ashley and a class of troubled teens learn to face their fears and discover who they really are. (352 p. Gr 9+)

Identical By Hopkins, Ellen (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION HOPKINS ELLEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old identical twins, Kaeleigh and Raeanne, desperately struggle with secrets that have already torn them and their family apart. (565 p. Gr 9+)

Inexcusable By Lynch, Chris (Book - 2005 ) / PB LYNCH Available in some locations

Annotation:High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy himself on graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a friend whose date has left her stranded, things go terribly wrong. (165 p. Gr 9+)

Exposed By Marcus, Kimberly (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION MARCUS KIMBERL Available in some locations

Annotation:High school senior Liz, a gifted photographer, can no longer see things clearly after her best friend accuses Liz's older brother of a terrible crime. (260 p. Gr 9+)

The Missing Girl
The Missing Girl By Mazer, Norma Fox (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION MAZER NORMA Available in some locations

Annotation:As five sisters, aged eleven to seventeen, deal with various problems, a mysterious man watches them, deciding which one he likes the best. (284 p. Gr 7+)

Nobel Genes
Nobel Genes By Michaels, Rune (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION MICHAEL RUNE Available in some locations

Annotation:A boy whose manic-depressive mother has always told him that his father won the Nobel Prize, spends his time taking care of her and searching for clues to the identity of the Nobel-Prize winning sperm donor, eventually finding a truth he must learn to accept. (181 p. Gr 8+)

Shut Up!
Shut Up! By Reynolds, Marilyn (Book - 2009 ) / PB REYNOLD Available in some locations

Annotation:Seventeen-year-old Mario promises he'll take care of his nine-year-old brother Eddie while their mother serves in the National Guard in Iraq and soon realizes that Eddie desperately needs help. (245 p. Gr 8+)

Bait By Sanchez, Alex (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION SANCHEZ ALEX Available in some locations

Annotation:Diego keeps getting into trouble because of his explosive temper until he finally finds a probation officer who helps him get to the root of his anger so that he can stop running from his past. (239 p. Gr 7+)

Living Dead Girl
Living Dead Girl By Scott, Elizabeth (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION SCOTT ELIZABE Available in some locations

Annotation:When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends--her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. (170 p. Gr 9+)

Exposed By Vaught, Susan (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION VAUGHT SUSAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Chan Shealy, a sixteen-year-old baton-twirler and straight-A student, becomes involved with an internet predator despite strict parental rules and her own belief that she knows how to keep herself safe online. (330 p. Gr 9+)

Leftovers By Wiess, Laura (Book - 2008 ) / PB WIESS Available in some locations

Annotation:Two teenagers, Blair and Ardith, lose their innocence in more ways than one as they are transformed from happy ninth-graders to high school sophomores determined to secure justice for their families and friends, whatever the cost. (232 p. Gr 9+)

Glimpse By Williams, Carol Lynch (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION WILLIAM CAROL Available in some locations

Annotation:Living with their mother who earns money as a prostitute, two sisters take care of each other and when the older one attempts suicide, the younger one tries to uncover the reason. (484 p. Gr 9+)

In Love and in Danger
In Love and in Danger A Teen's Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships By Levy, Barrie (Book - 2006 ) / 362.88 LEVY Available in some locations


Strong at the Heart
Strong at the Heart How It Feels to Heal From Sexual Abuse (Book - 2005 ) / 362.764 LEHMAN Available in some locations


It Happened to Me
It Happened to Me A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse By Carter, Wm. Lee (Book - 2002 ) / 616.8583 CARTER Available in some locations


Topic Guide