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. He tells her a story of a queen who is mistreated, and she realizes that it has basis in reality.
While other factors, such as age, race, and gender, all play a role in shaping personality, research indicates that is birth order.
Birth order is defined as your rank in your sibling constellation: firstborn, middleborn, lastborn, only child, or twin.
Wary of their potential to fabricate an explanation the king refuses to tell the wise men what he saw in his dream.
Rather, he demands that his wise men tell him what the content of the dream was, and then interpret it.
Perhaps the most exciting new findings on birth order involve the issue of romantic compatibility.
Through this research we can now produce a fairly accurate personal compatibility analysis explaining who your best match is based on factors such as how many siblings you grew up with, the gender of those siblings, the age gap between you and your siblings, and whether or not you experienced significant conflict with a parent or the early loss of a parent or sibling. If you're a middle child, you need to ask whether you're closer in age to an older or a younger sibling.
(still a work in progress as of 2/14/16) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobksy Goodreads | Amazon | My review 1999. (Note: Although I haven’t read it, from my understanding this one is pretty graphic, and though it is considered YA, we shelve it in adult fiction at my library, which is a decision made before I started selecting for YA). Live Through This by Mindi Scott Goodreads | Amazon 2012.
Childhood sexual abuse, dating violence, and rape are all plot points in this touching novel. The story of a popular high school athlete who ends up raping a girl he claims to love. A young woman struggles with years of sexual abuse by a family member. A privileged girl befriends a troubled boy who is caring for his younger sister on his own.
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.
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.