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Booklist: Sexual Assault, Rape, and Dating Violence in Young Adult Fiction – wrapped up in books
But she does, and is shocked to find she is developing romantic feelings for him. But their story is about to take a very unexpected turn.
Dating the Older Man: Consider Your Differences and Decide if He's Right for You
Patrice is convinced this is going to be her best year yet: But being paired with the unbelievably nerdy and arrogant math geek Paul for a semester-long project is throwing a wrench in her great school year. You can guess what happens next. Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler Frankie is the kind of young pansexual woman who can date anyone she wants and not commit to them for long ; but even she knows that eyeing the daughter of a southern Republican mayor is probably a bad idea.
But Samara, the daughter in question, appears to have feelings for Frankie too: Can Frankie figure out how to do a committed relationship and fight for the HEA she never knew she wanted? Can a party girl and a girl who likes to stay in her dorm and read YA make it? Her girlfriend was supposed to be a part of the plan, except she broke up with Alice when Alice told her about she was asexual. Alice has decided to swear off romance, until…she meets Takumi, a fellow library employee.
Not only might Takumi not reciprocate her feelings, he might not get her ace identity either. Make It Count by Megan Erickson Kat usually goes through tutors the same way that she goes through boyfriends: Trade Me by Courtney Milan Tina is dead-set on earning her degree and getting a good job so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. With such different realities, is it even remotely possible they might have a future? But once Nora finds herself really falling for him, her biggest secret of all—which makes her misdemeanors and Fs look like nothing—threatens to ruin everything.
And he sees something special in Avery. Can both of them work through their childhood trauma? Can Avery finally open up to someone? She decides she needs a fake boyfriend to get back at her ex, and Colt might be the perfect guy for the job. The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan Anna wants to just finish college already so she can figure her life out. Dating sexy star quarterback Drew is definitely not going to help anything, but when a chance encounter leads to a mind-blowing one-night stand, Anna figures she can keep it casual, no harm done.
But dating him brings her into the spotlight in a way she could never have imagined and into a world that is unlike anything she has ever known. Dating Nick means adventurous ski trips and glamorous dinners at Kensington Palace, but it also means being swept up in a royal family with dark, tragic secrets and dealing with the horrible, invasive tabloid reporters. Short and will appeal to reluctant readers.
Unreliable first person narrator. Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess A teen girl struggles with her father, who raped her, returning from prison.
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga A teen boy reflects on his abuse and sexual relationship with a teacher five years earlier. Something Happened by Greg Logsted Teacher-student relationship, male POV. A girl is abducted at the age of 9 and sexually and physically abused for 5 years. Evernight by Claudia Gray Ostensibly about vampires and boarding school, this book also contains portrayals of abusive behavior within teen relationships.
Identical by Ellen Hopkins Disturbing novel in verse with parent-child sexual abuse. One Lonely Degree by C. Lesbian intimate partner violence. See detailed, critical review at Teen Librarian Toolbox.
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney A girl deals with the effects of date rape with the help of supportive friends. Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers You Against Me by Jenny Downham Epic fantasy about a curse and a quest.
Secondary character, Froi, who is the titular character of the sequel, attempt to assault the heroine in one important scene. His journey of redemption is quite interesting, and the entire series deals with issues of consent in important yet understated ways. Bitter End by Jennifer Brown Stay by Deb Caletti Scars by Cheryl Rainfield Childhood sexual abuse, rape, and self-mutilation. A successful young girl dates a troubled boy, and he becomes physically and emotionally abusive.
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton A girl is assaulted at a party and a new friend and romance with a slacker boy helps her come to terms with it, with an eating disorder subplot. Easy by Tamara Webber A young woman in college is stalked by her attempted rapist. Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf Live Through This by Mindi Scott A young woman struggles with years of sexual abuse by a family member.
Novels Featuring Younger Woman/Older Man ( books)
Rape Girl by Alina Klein The struggles of a teen girl who has been raped. Bad Boy by Dream Jordan A teen girl experiences dating violence. The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis A privileged girl befriends a troubled boy who is caring for his younger sister on his own. He tells her a story of a queen who is mistreated, and she realizes that it has basis in reality. An overweight teen is raped and no one believes her. Lily and Taylor by Elize Moser 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. Fault Line by Christa Desir