Monday, October 15, 2012

Dating Abuse in YA Literature

Dating abuse is a silent epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 teens have been in an abusive relationship but less than a third of their parents, teachers, or friends know about it. More than likely you know someone who has or is being abused, and you may have no idea.

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness and Prevention month, and as I continue my journey towards publishing Break From You, a young adult novel on dating abuse, I thought I would share with you some other books that deal with the subject of dating violence.


 But I Love Him by Amanda Grace

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn

Stay by Deb Caletti

Bitter End by Jennifer Brown

 Things Change by Patrick Jones
Inexcusable by Chris Lynch

 Tornado Warning by Elin Stebbins Waldal 

and coming soon...

Break From You

(This is not a complete list. If you know of other books, please feel free to add more books in the comment section.)

Let's stand together and say NO MORE to dating abuse. Let counselors know. Let teachers know. Talk and share. By standing together we can raise awareness about the silent epidemic of dating abuse, and you never know, maybe you can break the cycle and help someone you know.

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