Popular Child Abuse Books

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A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)
by (shelved 155 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.08 — 428,104 ratings — published 1995
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The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer #2) The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer #2)
by (shelved 75 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.08 — 65,343 ratings — published 1997
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.23 — 848,603 ratings — published 2005
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A Man Named Dave (Dave Pelzer #3) A Man Named Dave (Dave Pelzer #3)
by (shelved 29 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.87 — 34,061 ratings — published 1999
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Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1) Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)
by (shelved 28 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.78 — 153,346 ratings — published 1979
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Sharp Objects Sharp Objects (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.98 — 114,873 ratings — published 2006
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Living Dead Girl Living Dead Girl (Hardcover)
by (shelved 24 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.84 — 55,327 ratings — published 2008
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A Stolen Life A Stolen Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 22 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.87 — 135,935 ratings — published 2011
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A Brother's Journey A Brother's Journey (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.85 — 11,198 ratings — published 2000
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Sold Sold (Hardcover)
by (shelved 22 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.17 — 62,786 ratings — published 2006
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The Rules of Survival The Rules of Survival (Hardcover)
by (shelved 21 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.97 — 30,068 ratings — published 2006
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Broken Broken (Hardcover)
by (shelved 20 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.23 — 8,357 ratings — published 2008
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Me & Emma Me & Emma (Paperback)
by (shelved 20 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.90 — 37,326 ratings — published 2005
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Perfect Match Perfect Match (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.93 — 80,050 ratings — published 2002
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Abandoned Abandoned (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.14 — 8,106 ratings — published 2007
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Ghost Girl Ghost Girl (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.14 — 14,084 ratings — published 1991
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Room Room (Hardcover)
by (shelved 17 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.00 — 741,891 ratings — published 2010
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The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story (Paperback)
by (shelved 17 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.03 — 9,413 ratings — published 2004
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.86 — 798,492 ratings — published 1955
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True (. . . Sort Of) True (. . . Sort Of)
by (shelved 16 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.11 — 7,155 ratings — published 2011
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The Little Prisoner The Little Prisoner (Hardcover)
by (shelved 16 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.03 — 8,610 ratings — published 2005
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Push Push (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.82 — 59,784 ratings — published 1996
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Three Little Words Three Little Words (Hardcover)
by (shelved 16 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.11 — 18,033 ratings — published 2008
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Bastard Out of Carolina Bastard Out of Carolina (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.09 — 43,049 ratings — published 1992
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If You Find Me If You Find Me (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.05 — 43,586 ratings — published 2013
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The Death of Bees The Death of Bees (Hardcover)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.79 — 35,584 ratings — published 2012
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Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.06 — 3,280 ratings — published 1996
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Please, Daddy, No Please, Daddy, No (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.16 — 4,861 ratings — published 2006
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Scarred Scarred (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.30 — 5,902 ratings — published 2008
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The Bluest Eye The Bluest Eye (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.99 — 155,004 ratings — published 1970
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When Rabbit Howls When Rabbit Howls (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.03 — 26,308 ratings — published 1980
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Not Without My Sister Not Without My Sister (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.97 — 14,305 ratings — published 2007
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Mummy Knew Mummy Knew (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.23 — 6,932 ratings — published 2009
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Somebody Else's Kids Somebody Else's Kids (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.27 — 7,230 ratings — published 1981
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Chomp Chomp (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.92 — 21,812 ratings — published 2012
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An Early Frost An Early Frost (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.59 — 1,212 ratings — published 2014
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A Piece of Cake A Piece of Cake (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.14 — 41,121 ratings — published 2006
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Ellen Foster Ellen Foster (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.75 — 31,309 ratings — published 1987
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Mommie Dearest Mommie Dearest (Unknown Binding)
by (shelved 13 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.60 — 8,892 ratings — published 1978
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Mummy Told Me Not to Tell Mummy Told Me Not to Tell (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 4.33 — 5,504 ratings — published 2010
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The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as child-abuse)
avg rating 3.76 — 1,932,211 ratings — published 2002
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Erin Merryn
“I think repressing what happened is what saved me in my childhood. I was able to use my imagination to create happy events, but a little girl can carry only so much on her own.”
Erin Merryn, Living for Today: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness

Bessel A. van der Kolk
“Eighty two percent of the traumatized children seen in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network do not meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD.15 Because they often are shut down, suspicious, or aggressive they now receive pseudoscientific diagnoses such as “oppositional defiant disorder,” meaning “This kid hates my guts and won’t do anything I tell him to do,” or “disruptive mood dysregulation disorder,” meaning he has temper tantrums. Having as many problems as they do, these kids accumulate numerous diagnoses over time. Before they reach their twenties, many patients have been given four, five, six, or more of these impressive but meaningless labels. If they receive treatment at all, they get whatever is being promulgated as the method of management du jour: medications, behavioral modification, or exposure therapy. These rarely work and often cause more damage.”
Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

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