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Subject: Anyone know of any YA books that deal with...
Date Posted: 6/4/2009 1:30 PM ET
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abusive relationships or pregnancy?


Date Posted: 6/4/2009 1:44 PM ET
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Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn - it's about a relationship that turns abusive, told from the point of view of the abuser

I know I've read more books in these categories but I can't remember what they were.  I'll let you know if I remember. :)

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Pregnancy: I Know it's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin. Told from boy's perspective.
Date Posted: 6/5/2009 1:32 AM ET
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Dreamland by Sarah Dessen


that's all I could think of at the moment..

Date Posted: 6/5/2009 6:50 AM ET
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Pregnancy/being a teen parent:

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard


Date Posted: 6/6/2009 9:32 AM ET
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More teen pregnancy books:

My Life as a Rhombus by Varian Johnson

Slam by Nick Hornby

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Date Posted: 6/7/2009 12:54 AM ET
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abusive relationships:

Ellen Hopkins series Crank is the first I don't remember the order of the rest


there's a soon to be released one called after I forgot the name of the author and can't find it sorry, but I hope that the first one was at least helpful. :)

Date Posted: 6/7/2009 2:13 AM ET
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Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Surrender by Sonya Hartnett

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Hope this helps!
Date Posted: 6/7/2009 11:50 PM ET
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Teen Pregnancy

*** The First Part Last by Angela Johnson (An exeptional book!)

Broken China by Lori Aurelia Williams

Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard

Teen Angel by  Gloria L. Velasquez

One Night by Margaret Wild

Abusive Relationships

*** The Breakable Vow by Kathryn Ann Clarke (Also an exceptional book!)

Born Blue by Han Nolan

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

Painting Caitlyn by Kimberly Joy Peters

Fault Line by Janet Tashjian



Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:05 AM ET
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Deerskin by Robin McKinley. It starts with the rape of a girl by her father and deals with her quest to find peace afterwards. It's a retelling of the fairy tale Donkeyskin by Charles Perrault. Beautifully written, very lyrical fantasy novel.