This novel contains themes that may be uncomfortable for some readers. While I have taken extreme care to try to represent the deeper topics in a way that makes them real and reflective of everyday life for those that deal with these issues, I also want to make sure that those sensitive to this material are advised before they start reading.
The characters in this novel do use foul language and while all sexual content is off page, it is alluded to.
Addie has Generalized Anxiety Disorder and panic attacks. These are represented on the page rather often.
Tabby has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Some of her ticks and coping mechanisms are listed on page.
While Skylar is firm in his A-Sexuality, he does struggle with other’s acceptance of his identity.
Specific instances of sensitive content (WARNING: READING THIS LIST MAY PROVIDE SPOILERS):
Chapter Eight: On page anxiety attack
Chapter Eleven: Off page sexual content
Chapter Fifteen: Off page sexual content, On page anxiety attack
Chapter Eighteen: Nightmare sequence with verbal abuse
Chapter Twenty-Four: Suicide attempt
Chapter Twenty-Seven: Inpatient Mental Health Facility
Mental Health Resources
No one should have to suffer in silence. If you find yourself affected by any of the issues Addie and her crew face, or something different entirely, please reach out. Help is available.
(1-800-273-8255). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health: Guides on emotional health, including on test anxiety, depression, bullying, and eating disorders.
Go Ask Alice!: A large database of questions about a variety of concerns surrounding emotional health.
Teens Health: A safe place for teens who need honest and accurate information.