So, I am writing a cliché ass book (because I love clichés) and I was wondering, how do I write a character that's physically and mentally abused? I might have Gemma get raped in my story... but I'm not 100% sure yet. Gemma Elizabeth Michaels is a 17 year-old high school student in Fort Haven, Washington (made up town). Her dad died when Gemma was ten years old and her mom got remarried when she was fourteen. They all thought Chris was a good man and they were proud he got through his abusive past, but they didn't realize he hadn't. Chris Owens threatens Gemma and Lea (Gemma's mom) that if he found out either one of them were remotely near the police station, he will find a way to severely hurt one or the other, starve them, and hide them away from the world. He tracks them using their phones and if they leave it at home, like Lea for example, Chris beats Gemma black and blue... where no one can see unless she's in her underwear or swimsuit around someone. Because he refuses to feed the family, Gemma is quite thin but Chris calls her a fat whore, pig, and other crude names. What are some personality traits that Gemma Michaels should have?