A friendly warning: this book contains plenty of profanity, some sexual themes and, well, there’s that whole murder thing. While the book reads a bit more like a suspenseful horror novel than a cautionary tale about dating violence, this may be what makes it more appealing to the high school crowd.It still highlights plenty of important themes surrounding dating violence, especially how easily an abuser can infiltrate someone’s life without any overt warning signs.We offer expert help for new readers or struggling readers including dyslexia, math, language plus study skills development and homework help.
The book also describes some hard-to-read physical violence and date rape, making , Barrie Levy, MSW We’re throwing one nonfiction book in here, too.
Even though the subtitle, “A teen’s guide to breaking free of abusive relationships,” utilizes the often scoffed at misnomer “abusive relationships” (relationships are not abusive—a person is), we’ll let it slide.
Spoiler alert: It does have a happy ending, so you can at least look forward to that.
Overall, the book does well getting inside the mind of a typical teenager who struggles to consider the future, easily swept up in what appears to be a whirlwind romance.
Soon, Rogerson becomes possessive and jealous, and Caitlin finds her life turning upside down—she quits cheerleading, her grades drop, she begins to smoke pot and, pretty soon, finds herself putting up with regular physical abuse from Rogerson.