Author Lily Caverton Tells Realities of Teens in ‘Senior Year’

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New memoir highlights challenges of youth, their power to become better adults

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Lily Caverton marks her debut in the publishing scene with the release of “Senior Year” (published by Xlibris), a poignant memoir portraying the realities of being a kid in high school. Candid and relatable, this book explores deep human emotions and the existential thoughts that often dictate people’s perceptions and decisions.

Senior Year” is a story about an adolescent girl who endured emotional manipulation and abuse at the hands of someone she deeply trusted, someone who introduced her to the world of marijuana, alcohol abuse and partying. The young girl suffers from a severe psychological breakdown in which she experiences extremely frightening hallucinations and delusions, and is hospitalized after nearly attempting suicide. Caverton faces many obstacles in her path that force her to question whether her life is even worth living, but with the help of family, friends and her therapist, she eventually moves on and gains hope.

“I think teenagers will relate to the themes of friendships and partying, but also to the mental and emotional hardships these years often bring. I also think that parents will be interested to see how their teenagers relate to the world around them and what they are really going through behind closed doors,” Caverton points out.

“Senior Year” describes new worries that modern day teens share, but it also has the consistency of classic high school moments and the old friends of times past. It conveys the message that hard times can make an individual stronger, not weaker, and that people have the power to overcome them.

The author imparts to readers: “This book was written to provide help for kids who are struggling with their mental health and a support system for teenagers who may not have any outlets or as much social support – no one is ever as alone as they feel, and there are always people willing to help, people that will understand. No matter how poorly they may have been treated in their lives, they can overcome all of the odds and blossom into adults who have learned from their mistakes and are ready to take on the world.”

“Senior Year”
By Lily Caverton
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 422 pages | ISBN 9781524588533
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 422 pages | ISBN 9781524588526
E-Book | 422 pages | ISBN 9781524588519
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lily Caverton has been writing since she was 4 years old, when she used to hole-punch her books and tie ribbon to keep the pages together. She has always had a love for writing and is passionate about literature. Caverton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is now pursuing her master’s in clinical mental health counseling. Among writing, she loves spending time with close friends, traveling and meeting new people. She works as a residential counselor, hoping to use her personal as well as clinical experiences to help better the lives of individuals with disabilities and mental illness.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.
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