Gr 7 Up-A small but potent book on an important teen topic. Roy addresses sexuality, date abuse, and the unhealthy behaviors that might result from depression following the end of a relationship. She provides useful information on healthy and worthwhile plans of action following or initiating a breakup. Quotes from teens and bulleted suggestions are both engaging and accessible. An appended checklist asks readers to think about their reasons for dating, their parents'/ guardians' rules, desirable and unacceptable qualities in a partner, and options when things go wrong. Organizations to contact for help and Web sites on topics such as depression, drug and physical abuse, and sexuality are also included. Black-and-white photos are scattered throughout. Unfortunately, the cover art is unappealing, and while the book design is fairly user-friendly, there are no illustrations of nontraditional couples. Allen J. Ottens's Coping with Romantic Breakup (Rosen, 1985; o.p.) is a better and more comprehensive book, but it doesn't address some of the more contemporary issues of date abuse and sexuality that Roy's book covers.-Jane Halsall, McHenry Public Library District, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.