Family Relationships; Family violence; Divorce; Legal guardianship; abusive parent; abusive mother; violent parent; rage; divorced parents; aunt raising nephew
While living in Holland, Michael meets Judith, who is frightened, bullied, and beaten by her mother and blames herself for the abuse she is enduring.
single mother and aunt
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1997; Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition, 1997; School Library Journal: Best Books for Young Adults, 1996; YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997
friendship; secrets; fear
de Vries, Anke and Knecht, Stacey, "Bruises" (1995). DIVerse Families. 1052.