Places I've Cried in Public, The

Amelie must start a new school for her final year of high school when her family moves, and she feels alone and isolated until she meets a boy and begins a relationship with him. Using flashbacks, Amelie tries to understand how that relationship devolved into a manipulative and abusive one in order to heal from the pain and trauma she suffered. This engaging, realistic novel for grades 11-12 addresses abuse in teen relationships, shows what a toxic relationship may look like, and presents issues of trauma, mental health, abuse, gaslighting, and manipulation. Social considerations noted; may be a trigger for students in unhealthy relationships.
emotional abuse
dating violence
Bourne, H.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts