School Library Journal11/01/2013
Gr 9 Up—These are strong choices for teens needing help with difficult situations. Report writers will also find an abundance of useful material. Sidebars cover additional topics, such as myths and facts, self-injury and child abuse, illegal music downloading, WikiLeaks, etc. The volumes conclude with noteworthy bibliographies and lists for further reading. A few images, however, stumble. For example, in Rape, a photo shows a young man grasping the arms of a young woman in distress, but it is not clear if the picture is meant to suggest an assault or an attempt to comfort. Potentially distracting photography aside, this frank set is a worthwhile purchase.