Purchase ebook: Amazon , iBooks , Kobo , Barnes & Noble Genre: Young Adult Pages: 54 Published October 10th 2016 by Aulexic
***Disclaimer: Ebook was given to me from Aulexic publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Jenna’s just a teenager who wants to fit in. The popularity that she wanted though, quickly turns into infamy when two “well-meaning” friends spark a controversy that alters her life forever. What happens when the very group of teens you crave to belong to, end up being responsible for one of the most painful and humiliating events in your life?
Inspired by Amanda Todd’s tragic story of bullying, Jenna’s Truth is more than just teen short story it’s a lesson in empathy, self-awareness, and speaking out about what matters, especially bullying. Jenna’s Truth written by Nadia L King is a gripping story, which explores the themes of cyberbullying, teen drinking, sex, and suicide. Life isn’t black and white, and sometimes teens can be the most insensitive people.
Published by Aulexic, a publisher specialising in books for children with language and literacy difficulties, Jenna’s Truth is dyslexia-friendly and contains features that aid in comprehension and vocabulary. The story is kept short, at just 6,000 words and includes curriculum connections, discussion questions, and recommended activities, making it an ideal quick-read at home or during transit for 15-16 year olds.
If you’re against cyberbullying, want to help someone who might be a victim of bullying, or you’re experiencing bullying in your life right now, read Jenna’s Truth today.
Authors are at a point expected to tackle some of the hardest topics to write about. In this case it was bullying. Bullying comes in a numerous amount of ways. An example being cyberbullying. It doesn’t limit itself to just teenagers which everyone should remember.
Being a laughing stock myself this story touched the emotional part of me that doesn’t like coming out to play. In a few words Nadia L. King brought to the horizon a problem teens could suffer with and have. Looking at the description I had my doubts because it’s simply fifty four pages. Once finished I promised myself to never judge a book by their description. Amanda Todd wanted to ‘fit in’ but it had major consequences involving with the worst.
The book was to the point and well written. I wish it could’ve been longer so I can see Nadia L. King evolve the story and describe in additional detail the in between stages. I believe the worst pain is the moments leading to a drastic decision more than the choice to hurt yourself. If you ever scouring the internet for a superb short read I suggest Jenna’s Truth.
Any thoughts on bullying? Thanks for reading and I hope your going through today slapping negativity aside!