Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Honors Thesis



First Advisor

Dr. Leah McCormack

Second Advisor

Dr. Prentiss Clark

Third Advisor

Dr. Skip Willman


abuse, high school, teens, young adult, friendship


This fictional creative thesis follows two kids in high school, Eva and Conner, struggling in unhealthy households. The two quickly become friends, and as they discover similar interests between each other like music, the lives they keep hidden begin to unravel. “Euphoria” is a novella length realistic fiction piece directed towards young adult readers and explores themes of friendships, high school, and abuse.



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