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Why do so many girls allow themselves to get into abusive relationships--and what keeps them there? In this riveting novel, Sarah Dessen searches for understanding and answers. Caught in a trap that is baited with love and need, Caitlin must frantically manage her every action to avoid being hit by the hands that once seemed so gentle. All around her are women who care--best friends, mother, sister, mentor--but shame keeps her from confiding in any of them, especially Cass, her brilliant older sister, whose own flight from home had seemed to point the way.
Dessen has here created a subtle and compelling work of literature that goes far beyond the teen problem novel in a story rich with symbolism, dark scenes of paralyzing dread, quirky and memorable characters, and gleams of humor. With the consummate skill and psychological depth that brought her praise for Keeping the Moon, she explores the search for self-identity, the warmth of feminine friendships, and the destructive ways our society sets up young women for love gone wrong. (Ages 14 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I was so into the book, the story and the characters.
I Think people should read this book so they can know that things like this can really happen and if you don't stop it before it starts it can really be dangerous.
Caitlin has always felt like she was in her "perfect" older sister's shadows until her sister runs away.
This is a very good book, but also Avery sad one too. Search Dessen is a great author and her books are amazing.Published 1 month ago by Morgan 18
This book was difficult to read because of the subject matter, but I'm glad I did. Domestic abuse is all around us, but this book offers us the rare opportunity to experience it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karen Bell
This book is absolutely amazing. There are a lot of powerful emotions throughout this book, and it explores some touchy themes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emily H
Excellent teen book author! Her stories are relatable and teach improtant life lessons.Published 3 months ago by Denise Nazario Castellon