Maddie recommends,

Ties that Bind, Ties that Break
by Lensey Namioka

Powerfully told in flashback, Ties that Bind, Ties that Break isa thoughtful exploration
of the ways cultural pressures can bend not only our personal values but even our physical
appearance. And this gripping, lyrical story's theme may be most meaningful to those teens
who feel the need to pierce and tattoo their bodies in order to fit into contemporary adolescent

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