This month, Patricia and I will be talking about books featuring abuse – abuse by parents, partners and others. I have had limited experience with this subject personally, but know that it is, unfortunately, an all-too-common occurrence. And here is where the YA Saves part comes in: if a young person finds themself in a situation where they are abused, maybe there is a book out there that will speak to them. Perhaps they read a book where one of the characters is going through an experience similar to their own. If that character finds a way out and finds a way to heal, maybe the reader will find hope and inspiration for their own lives. Maybe that will give them the courage they need to ask a trusted friend or adult for help.
Throughout the month, we will highlight books that cover this topic, but for now, here is a sample list. If you have a suggestion for a book to be included, please let me know.
The April page includes the linky for your April YA Saves reviews. Don’t forget to link-up when you review a book for the challenge!