Rape

Darkness Before Dawn by Sharon M. Draper, Y Fiction Draper
Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous, older man.

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens, Y Fiction Stevens
Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer by her backyard pool. Instead, she hides in her closet, counts the slats in the air vent, and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does—and deal with the trauma.

Inexcusable by Chris Lynch, Y Fiction Lynch
High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy himself on graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a friend whose date has left her stranded, things go terribly wrong.

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, Y Fiction Dessen
When she's modeling, Annabel is the picture of perfection. But her real life is far from perfect.
Fortunately, she's got Owen. He's intense, music-obsessed, and dedicated to always telling the truth. And most of all, he's determined to make Annabel happy. . .


Push by Sapphire, Y Fiction Sapphire
Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem's casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time.

Rundown by Michael Cadnum, Y Fiction Cadnum
As a game, sixteen-year-old Jennifer pretends that she has been attacked by a serial rapist, but then she finds herself getting more attention than she wanted, from the police and her parents.

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield, Y Fiction Rainfield
Kendra, a sexual abuse survivor, cuts to cope with the pain, but she doesn't remember the identity of who abused her. Kendra makes a friend in Meghan, and falls in love with her. When Kendra's abuser starts threatening her, she must find a way to face her past and stop hurting herself--before it's too late.

Some Boys by Patty Blount, Y Fiction Blount
When Grace meets Ian, she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses Zac, the town golden boy, of rape, everyone turns against her. Ian wouldn't be the first to call her a slut and a liar. Except Ian doesn't reject her.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Y Fiction Anderson, Y Books on CD Anderson
Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. But there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens.

Target by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson, Y Fiction Johnson
After being brutally raped, Grady finally goes to a new high school where he meets an outgoing African American and several other students who try to help him deal with the horrible secret that is robbing him of his life.

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton, Y Fiction Clayton
When Sid finds herself on a ski lift with hunky local college guy, Dax Windsor, she's thrilled. "Come to a party with me," he tells her, but Dax isn't what he seems. He takes everything from Sid-including a lock of her perfect red curls--and she can't remember any of it.

When Jeff Comes Home by Catherine Atkins, Y Fiction Atkins
Jeff Hart was thirteen when a man kidnapped him at knife point. Now he's sixteen and back with his family. But how can he adjust to the "normal" life of a California teenager? What will it be like to see his old friends, even to go back to school, when everyone is wondering exactly what happened to him? What does his family, and especially his father, think about the relationship he developed with his kidnapper? And how can Jeff live with himself after all he has been through?

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