Fault Line by Christa Desir Goodreads | Amazon | My review 2013. Until it Hurts to Stop by Jennifer Hubbard Goodreads | Amazon 2013. Ethan likes sex, and he seeks out willing partners that don’t require emotional investment. A nuanced portrayal of “how” and “why” someone can be sucked into an abusive relationship.
A boy struggles to support his girlfriend, who was raped at a party he did not attend. A bullied girl suffers from low self esteem which leads to poor relationship decisions. A Girl who is the daughter of the basketball coach at an elite school struggles with coming forward when one of his players assaults her. Rumors circulate about a girl who hooks up with two guys at a party and is in a car crash because she was sexting. When he hooks up with the wrong girl, he’s severely beaten by other young men. A high school cheerleader is slipped a drug and raped at cheer camp, but her friends and family rally around her as she copes with the trauma and seeks therapy.
Both young women in this novel have witnessed violence against women and experience violence themselves.
I highly recommend this title as an accurate portrayal of teen dating violence. by Carrie Mesrobian Goodreads | My Review | Amazon 2013. High school senior Zephyr is focused on field hockey and getting into Boston College, but still makes time for a new boy, Alec, who quickly becomes abusive, both physically and emotionally.
Excellent resource for battered women and all who care about them.
When he goes to his family lake house to recover and spend time with his distant father, he meets a girl very different from his previous conquests, and begins to untangle the relationship between sex and violence.