Reviews by Tag: abuse

Teen Review

Eleanor and Park

By Rainbow Rowell
2
Rated by
AN
Sep 15, 2022

Eleanor & Park is a fiction book written by Rainbow Rowell. This novel is
about Eleanor Douglas and Park Sheridan, who depend on each other, as the
story progresses. Both of them have very different family environments. They meet
at school, and have complicated issues based on love at first sight. Eleanor lives
in a family with an abusive father, while Park’s family is more open. They wish to be
together and help each other out, especially Park’s family trying to comfort

Teen Review
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Fighting Words

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
4
Rated by
Kritika S.
Jul 11, 2022

Fighting Words is written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The genre is realistic fiction and it’s about 2 girls, 10 year old Della and 16 year old Suki. Their mother was an addict and had a psychotic break, and their mom’s boyfriend Clifton never treated them right. Both of them are adopted by a woman named Francine, who isn't the nicest person in the world but not a bad person either.

Teen Review
Look For Me by Lisa Gardner

Look For Me

By Lisa Gardner
3
Rated by
Teen Book Reviewer
Jun 21, 2022

Look for Me is an absorbing and complex crime story that keeps readers interested til the very end. It is told from the perspective of a detective and a survivor. Roxy, a teenager, loses her family due to a fatal shooting in her home while walking her dogs. She never comes back. Police are looking for her, desperate to find answers to what happened that night. But this isn’t a normal family. Roxy’s family was broken in many ways and Roxy still had to pick up all of her pieces and start over.

Teen Review
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Fighting Words

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
4
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 14, 2022

Rating: 4.5

My rating for this book is a 4.5 because the book has an awesome story and I think it really was an awesome book. This book emotionally hooks you to the point where you don't want to put the book down anymore.

Summary:

This is about two girls named Della and Suki who are sisters. They always loved each other and protected each other no matter what happened. They find out that their mom takes drugs and their life is suddenly unpredictable.

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Teen Review

Eleanor and Park

By Rainbow Rowell
1
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 10, 2022

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell is a realistic fiction book set in 1986 and follows Eleanor and Park.  Eleanor is a new girl in town and she couldn’t stick out more. Park is the boy in the back of the bus who thinks he’s invisible. But not to Eleanor. The two bond over mixtapes and comics. Even with their mountain of problems, they fall in love, knowing it might not last. Yet they’re brave enough to try. I read this book for school and to be honest, I hated it. I tried so hard to enjoy it, but I just couldn’t.

Teen Review
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees

By Sue Monk Kidd
3
Rated by
Colin K.
Jun 1, 2022

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is a novel about a 14-year-old girl named Lily, desperate to escape her abusive father and find out about her mother’s long-lost secrets after her death many years ago. It is a compelling love story between women, as it greatly displays divine feminine power. I recommend this book to anybody who truly wants to be inspired by sisterly love and the power of sisterhood.

Teen Review
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

It Ends With Us

By Colleen Hoover
5
Rated by
Emery S.
Apr 8, 2022

This novel is great for older teens looking to get into reading. The book I would say is not for anyone younger than high school ages. The book takes a different view on abusive relationships. It allows the reader to understand how it feels to be in a relationship like this and why one might stay in it. It creates a new perspective following Lily’s relationship with her new boyfriend Ryle. An ex of Lily’s comes in the picture challenging their relationship in many ways. The book is written wonderfully with so many surprising moments.

Teen Review
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Fighting Words

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
4
Rated by
Shreya A.
Mar 1, 2022

Fighting Words is an inspiring and eye-opening realistic fiction novel by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. This book is about a 10-year-old girl named Della, and her sister Suki. Della and Suki’s mom had been sent to prison for blowing up a motel bathroom while cooking meth. Della and Suki go into foster care, where they meet Francine. Suki hurts herself, Della fights for what’s right, and both siblings decide to testify against their childhood abuser.

Teen Review
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime

By Trevor Noah
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Oct 27, 2021

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is an autobiography that sheds light on the systematic issues within South Africa. The book centers around Trevor’s childhood and the way he was raised. The story ranges from going to church, his relationship with his mom, and even finding a sweetheart for a dance. Additionally, Born a Crime brings attention to heavy issues such as apartheid and domestic abuse.

Teen Review
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

The Bridge Home

By Padma Venkatraman
5
Rated by
David M.
Oct 21, 2021

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman is a devastatingly realistic look into the life of a homeless child. It tells a realistic story of abuse and homelessness, and yet also is a story of hope. The book is set in India, and follows the two main characters, young girls named Viji and Rukku as they run away from their abusive household and live alone on the streets. They meet other characters and try to survive the harsh life.

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