Gr 6-9Blue and Naden show teenagers who live in troubled families that there are resources, people, and agencies who can help them. Eight scenarios describe families in which drug abuse, divorce, child abuse, alcoholism, disability, adoption, alternate families, and sibling problems have created stressful situations. According to the authors, such stresses can be especially hard on teenagers, who may try to shoulder far more of the responsibility than is rightfully theirs, or may be painfully embarrassed by the behaviors exhibited by family members. In each scenario, the comments of a helping agent (such as a clinical social worker, psychiatrist, school guidance counselor, nurse, or minister) are inserted in shaded boxes; they provide suggestions for helping teens cope with their situations. Unfortunately, the text is sometimes simplistic; problems in real life are seldom so black and white or so easily resolved. The last case study is flawed by its misleading title, as troubles ascribed to Sibling Problems are really caused by the mother. Still, this title will be useful in school, public, and church libraries. Contact information for helping agencies is appended.Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.