This book would be helpful to a teenager unable to cope with his or her feelings of loss or pain. It is written for the modern teen, facing modern urban problems such as early sexual relationships, pregnancy, abuse, and family problems. The author gives support by acknowledging the validity of feelings such as anger, hurt and grief. She assures the readers that they are not alone, and urges them to seek outside help through therapy or support groups for teens. There is a glossary, an index and, most useful of all, a list of agencies to call, write, or email, complete with web sites. For someone out there who is hurting, this could be an important bridge on the path to healing. This book is part of a series, "The Need to Know Library," that encompasses a whole range of social problems.