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.
Family Relationships; Family violence; Divorce; Legal guardianship; abusive parent; abusive mother; violent parent; rage; divorced parents; aunt raising nephew
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.