Breaking My Silence deals with the following issues:
• Sexual assault of a minor (not on the page, but it is discussed in detail after the fact)
• Knife violence
• Narcissistic parental abuse
• Slut shaming
• Teenage bullying
• Secondary character’s struggle with teen dating violence
• Underage drinking
• Sexually explicit content
Also please note that this story does take place in a high school, but both characters are eighteen for the majority of the book.
If you feel that these would be difficult subjects for you to read about, please tread with caution and stop if it gets too painful for you. Reading is supposed to be enjoyable, and I would hate for this story to cause anyone pain.
If you or someone you know struggle with these issues, there are resources available for you. Here are just a few of the many places you can go for help.
Crisis Text Line (For All Issues)
Text HELP to 741741
Learn more about the Crisis Text Line or apply to volunteer at www.crisistextline.org
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453 (Call or Text)
National Domestic Abuse Hotline
Love Is Respect (National Teen Dating Violence Hotline)
Text LOVEIS to 22522