ematoma and Concussions
Every year teens are admitted to the emergency room for sports and/or recreational-related head injuries and concussions.
It is believed that head injuries can cause major issues later in life, including depression and aggression.
Here are some characters from YA books that deal with concussions and head injuries.
Nick Taglio from Open Ice by Pat Hughes has been skating since he could walk. But playing hockey means you have to take some hits and concussions come with the territory. When he gets another head injury, his doctor, his parents, and his coach tell him he can never play again. Too dangerous, they say. He can’t risk his future.But hockey is his life.
Jenna Fox from The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn't remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?
Don't Forget about the power of three!!!
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