YA Lit Continues to Tackle the Topics That Teens Need to Hear About: Upcoming Book Release, Meeting Lizzy, by SarahBeth Carter

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Meeting Lizzy, a young adult fiction novel by SarahBeth Carter, will be released in September of 2008. The book focuses on teen readers and offers a unique dual first person perspective on teen dating violence (an issue that is more prevalent amongst our nation's young people than many would like to believe).

Meeting Lizzy by SarahBeth Carter, is an upcoming YA release that offers teens the chance to approach a dangerous and difficult situation from a safe position; an opportunity typical to many YA novels. Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group; at a rate almost triple the national average (US Dept. of Justice). Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner (The Journal of AMA). Yet 81% of parents believe that teen dating violence isn't an issue (according to surveys collected by the Family Violence Prevention Fund and Advocates for Youth). The upcoming release, Meeting Lizzy, deals with teen dating violence in a way that teens can digest; while offering them characters and story that will keep them reading.

The Book: Meeting Lizzy
Publisher: LJW Publishing
Distributor: Atlas Books
Author: SarahBeth Carter
ISBN 13: 978-0-9761986-6-6
Publication Date: September 19, 2008
Book Details: paperback, perfect binding, 232 pages, $12.95
Book Category: Fiction/Young Adult, Contemporary

The Author: SarahBeth Carter
SarahBeth graduated from ASU with an English Literature degree (preceded by a slew of majors that she thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with). When asked why she wrote a book based upon teen dating violence she said, "It's something that teens are affected by more than most of us realize. YA Lit gives them the chance to become aware of a dangerous issue prior to dealing with it on a personal level."

The Publisher: LJW Publishing
LJW Publishing is a division of LJW, Inc., founded 23 years ago and still experiencing new and exciting possibilities. LJW Publishing's main offices are located in Mesa, Arizona just outside of Phoenix. LJW is excited about publishing Meeting Lizzy, their first YA novel.

For More Information:
For more information contact LJW Publishing online at http://www.larryjohnwrightpublishing.com.

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