Fault Line is a young adult novel written by Janet Tashjian. It outlines the tragedy of Domestic Abuse between the lead characters, Becky and Kip. It goes back and forth between Becky's and Kip's perspective, detailing their views on the crumbling relationship.
- Adult Fear: Any parent would be horrified to know this could be happening to their daughter.
- Big Damn Heroes: Becky is rescued by her friends after Kip stop hitting her.
- Bittersweet Ending: Kip is locked up for attacking Becky, but Becky is now traumatized from the whole experience.
- Break the Cutie: Poor Becky.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Kip didn't have a very good childhood.
- Ear Ache: In one of the Why Did You Make Me Hit You? incidents, Kip tries to grab Becky, but he instead ripped out one of her earrings out.
- From Bad to Worse: Kip's abuse towards Becky gets progressively more violent.
- Important Hair Cut: Becky gets her hair cut after breaking up with Kip.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Kip in the end. He feels incredibly guilty for nearly killing Becky.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: At first.
- Switching P.O.V.: Most of the novel is told from Becky's perspective. However, there are "paper towel entries" where Kip gives his view on the situations.
- Why Did You Make Me Hit You?: For a couple of incidents, Kip blames Becky for his actions.
- Yandere: Kip so very much.