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24th May '17 12:38:29 AM PaulA
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* ''Grave Sight'': Harper and her stepbrother from this series by Charlaine Harris were nearly sold into prostitution as children by their drug-addicted parents.

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* ''Grave Sight'': Harper and her stepbrother from this series by Charlaine Harris Creator/CharlaineHarris were nearly sold into prostitution as children by their drug-addicted parents.
22nd May '17 2:56:36 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* ''Literature/Run'': Almost all of Bo's family is pretty abusive to her. Her mom is the worst because not only is she physically abusive, but half the time she’s genuinely kind and loves Bo. Her dad is another story since he walks out on the family, and [[spoiler: when Bo meets him again he doesn’t make any attempt to help her and lets his new wife kick her out.]]

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* ''Literature/Run'': ''Literature/{{Run}}'': Almost all of Bo's family is pretty abusive to her. Her mom is the worst because not only is she physically abusive, but half the time she’s genuinely kind and loves Bo. Her dad is another story since he walks out on the family, and [[spoiler: when Bo meets him again he doesn’t make any attempt to help her and lets his new wife kick her out.]]
22nd May '17 2:55:08 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* ''Literature/Run'': Almost all of Bo's family is pretty abusive to her. Her mom is the worst because not only is she physically abusive, but half the time she’s genuinely kind and loves Bo. Her dad is another story since he walks out on the family, and [[spoiler: when Bo meets him again he doesn’t make any attempt to help her and lets his new wife kick her out.]]
7th May '17 6:26:09 AM ZoeticCob
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* Numerous examples in 'Liteature/TheShahnameh' and almost always the father:
** Sahm Abandons his infant son Zal in the mountains because Zal was born with platinum white hair.
** Goshtasb Tries to get his son Esfandiar killed so he can remain king.
** Siavash's (unnamed) mother had run away from home because her father was a violent drunk, before marrying Key Kavous.
** Afrasiab disowns his daughter Manijeh when he finds out she'd been fooling around with Bijan.
12th Apr '17 12:34:25 PM Derkhan
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* In the novella ''Literature/ATasteOfHoney'', Lucrio asserts that Aqib's father is guilty of abuse by inaction, because Master Sadiqi largely ignores the abusive behaviour his oldest son displays towards his younger brother. Aqib doesn't see this behaviour as abusive until Lucrio points it out to him, [[spoiler:and it causes a big fight between them]].
3rd Apr '17 7:06:21 PM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/DragonsOfRequiem'': Almost every BigBad with offspring is horribly abusive to their children. King Raem Seran imprisons his own son and allows a witch to torment his daughter; Frey Cadigus physically abused and nearly killed all three of his children when they were young; Beatrix Deus verbally assaults her son and frequently threatens her daughter into committing horrible acts, such as mass murder.
24th Mar '17 7:27:59 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/EveryHeartADoorway'': It's strongly implied that a number of the students' parents are not actually very good parents at all. Nancy's parents are the nicest ones we encounter, and they are oblivious to their daughter's asexuality and take away her clothes of choice to force her to wear things that make her look more like their "little girl". [[CloudCuckooLander Sumi]] has childhood pictures of herself looking very sad, still, and meek. Kade's parents misgender him and refuse to take him back unless he presents as female according to their wishes. Jack and Jill's parents are implied to be the worst of all, and almost certainly contributed to one of their children becoming [[spoiler:a monster and a serial killer]] and the other becoming [[spoiler:a fratricidal mad scientist]].



* ''The Fifth Born'': Odessa, the protagonist of this novel by Zelda Lockhart, was physically abused by her mother while her father emotionally and sexually abused her. It doesn't help that she's the youngest of five kids and was three years old at the start of the story.

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* ''The Fifth Born'': ''Literature/TheFifthBorn'': Odessa, the protagonist of this novel by Zelda Lockhart, was physically abused by her mother while her father emotionally and sexually abused her. It doesn't help that she's the youngest of five kids and was three years old at the start of the story.
2nd Feb '17 9:18:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'': Janice Avery, Jess and Leslie's classmate, has an abusive father. For her, it was a FreudianExcuse, in that she's the school bully.

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* ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'': Janice Avery, Jess and Leslie's bully of a classmate, has an abusive father. For her, it was a FreudianExcuse, in that she's the school bully. A point of heavy ValuesDissonance is how Janice's abuse is treated. It's mentioned that a kid blabbed it to the entire school and everyone, including the teachers, knows. No one bothers to call the police or even sympathize with Janice. It's instead treated as a point of embarrassment that the kids tease her about. Leslie tells her to act ignorant and eventually the others will forget it.
27th Dec '16 12:12:06 AM blackswan
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* In ''Literature/ThreeDarkCrowns'' the foster families of the foster queens practice child abuse as a method to keeping the child queens under control.
** The Arrons regularly poison Katharine in order to increase her poison tolerance. Genevieve Arron often hits and pinches Katharine, not to mention the emotional and verbal abuse she heaps on the poor girl. Genevieve's sister Natalia never stops Genevieve so she is party to the abuse as well.
** The Westwoods and the High Priestess Luca are emotionally manipulative toward Mirabella. Luca has Rho force Mirabella to kill an innocent. This leaves the girl utterly traumatized. All of Luca's interactions with Mirabella are designed to make her feel guilty and ungrateful. Luca has not forgotten how a six year old Mirabella nearly drowned her.
** The Milones are the best of the bunch but they are rather dismissive of Arsinoe's chances of winning. Something that has the poor girl resigned to the fact that she will die.
11th Nov '16 9:58:22 PM RJamesGauvreau
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* ''Literature/HeroesSaveTheWorld'': Hannah Johnson, who is currently in foster care, has gotten this at least a couple of times. At least one of her prior parents hit her, and it is noted that her current foster father only refrains from beating her because "he takes some sort of pride from having a smart kid." He still hits his other kids.
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