Again we have an important topic, totally appropriate for teen collection in a public library. However the cover art is just dated and more than a little odd. It looks like our abuser is trying to lift her up by the belt loops. I get the feeling they wanted a threatening cover, but not “too” threatening. I absolutely think this book is a weeder just on the cover alone. Regardless, I would also like to point out the “don’t blame the victim” speech followed by the comments about how dressing a certain way sends the wrong message. (Just to be fair…)
I know these materials have costs but old is not better than nothing. I also know that some of our local women’s shelters have pamphlets and other resources that should augment your collection as well. Teens deserve something more current than this.