Abuse

These books - fiction or non-fiction - deal with abuse in all its forms. Relates to adult or/and child abuse.

Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women
Say No More (Romantic Suspense #24; Sacramento #2)
The Last to Know
Breathe the Sky
The Orphan Collector
Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir
The Extraordinaries (The Extraordinaries, #1)
The Suicide House
When She Was Good (Cyrus Haven, #2)
Desolation Road (Torpedo Ink, #4)
All These Monsters (Monsters, #1)
The Girl in the White Van
He Must Like You
Quarter Miles (Runaway, #3)
Cross My Heart
If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
The Great Alone
The Wreckage of Us
The Last Flight
My Dark Vanessa
Girl Gone Mad
The Other Wife
It Ends with Us
Behind Closed Doors
The Girl with the Louding Voice
What Lies Between Us
The Wife Between Us
Deadly Waters
When She Returned
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Best Gripping Books
559 books — 565 voters
Speak by Laurie Halse AndersonThirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherA Child Called "It" by Dave PelzerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyDreamland by Sarah Dessen
YA Violence & Abuse Novels
604 books — 871 voters

The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window by Kirsty MoseleyReason to Breathe by Rebecca    DonovanEasy by Tammara WebberThe Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica SorensenHopeless by Colleen Hoover
YA Abuse with New Love
91 books — 331 voters
Captive in the Dark by C.J. RobertsSeduced in the Dark by C.J. RobertsTwist Me by Anna ZairesBlyssful Lies by J.C. CliffBlyss by J.C. Cliff
Romance or Erotica with Kidnapping
446 books — 753 voters

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)
Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1)
It Ends with Us
Speak
Eleanor & Park
Assuming Names: A Con Artist's Masquerade
A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer, #1)
The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence, #1)
Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)
Room
Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)
Consequences (Consequences, #1)
It Ain't Me, Babe (Hades Hangmen, #1)
The Dark Light of Day (The Dark Light of Day, #1)
Bully (Fall Away, #1)

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Bell Hooks
All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way.
Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Ellen Bass
So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent.” The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis ...more
Ellen Bass, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

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