Triggered

Category: Book
By (author): Grant, Vicki
Series: Orca Soundings
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
Audience: young adult
Awards: CCBC Best Books (2014) Commended
Resource Links "The Year's Best" (2013) Commended
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: October 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.00in x 4.25in x 0.37in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Mick decides that his long-term relationship with Jade is finally over. After ending it, he realizes the hardest part will be saying goodbye to her little brother, Gavin, who suffers from severe migraines. Mick's friends suspect that Jade's constant calls for help are just too convenient to be real. What are the chances Gavin would relapse every time Mick is out with someone new? Mick admits they're not very good-but he's seen the boy. A four-year-old can't fake an illness like that. Turns out both Mick and his friends are right.
From The Publisher*After Mick breaks up with Jade, his sense of responsibility for her younger brother keeps pulling him back.
From The Publisher*Mick has broken up with Jade but can't end the relationship. Her little brother's sick, and she needs Mick's help. Or does she?
From The Publisher*Neil decides that his long-term relationship with Jade is finally over. After ending it, he realizes the hardest part will be saying goodbye to her little brother, Owen, who suffers from severe migraines. Neil's friends suspect that Jade's constant calls for help are just too convenient to be real. What are the chances Owen would relapse every time Neil is out with someone new? Neil admits they're not very good-but he's seen the boy. A four-year-old can't fake an illness like that. Turns out both Neil and his friends are right.

Review Quote*"A great read for both males and females...Grant has woven a story about teenage relationships that is both gripping and believable. She also touches on themes such as mental illness, co-dependent relationships, and poverty. Triggered would also make an interesting novel study for multiple grades and is highly recommend for middle-school and high school libraries. Highly Recommended."
Review Quote*"Rich in teen angst and the human condition, this novel will shock the teen reader with an awareness of how emotionally disturbed the human psyche can become...Highly recommended for the reluctant reader collection in school library."
Review Quote*"An accurate snapshot of how people...use manipulation as their tool to bully and control. It's a worthy addition to classroom and library collections as an interesting, quick read and as a balance to the stories of other kinds of dating violence and bullying."