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Debney Nichole Armstrong thought she knew everything about her family. She knew her dad worked hard at everything, except building a relationship with his family. She knew her younger brothers were typical kids, and she knew her mother, for some unknown reason, disliked her first born and only daughter. What she hadn’t known… DNA could ruin your life.
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Published August 26th 2011 by Wade-In Publishing
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Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Today's review is on D.N.A by Ey Wade

It is said that there is still function in a dysfunctional family. But whoever said that, never meet Debney's family. In fact, she might as well be invisible. For as long as Debney can remember, it seems that her mother has never loved her, and the only way her father shows his affection is by buying things for her and her two brothers. All she has is her two best friends Nadine and Giante. But after the night of her eighteenth birthday, nothing will ever be
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Locksie
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Captivating Reading.

Seventeen year-old Debney Armstrong is left behind while her parents along with her twin brothers go on vacation. Debney is happy that her mother is gone as they don’t get along, but will miss her father and brothers. Feeling guilty her father gives her the green light to throw a party for her birthday.
She decides to have the party but with one twist, it will be a party for two only.

Unfortunately for Debney the event doesn’t go as planned and she has to deal with some
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Ed Drury
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The character of Debney Armstrong is a very unusual and remarkable one. Given her life history, she is remarkably grounded and strong. I don't pretend to understand the character. As a male I'm just as confused and clueless about all women, but there are unexpected qualities in Debney that I think most male readers will have trouble getting their head around. There are few strong ethical male figures in the novel, perhaps only one. The story line is incredible for many reasons. Debney has the ...more
Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
This is a brilliant look at a dysfunctional family and how the daughter rose above it. The night before a family holiday Debney is told, yet again, she is not to come with them by her mum. They go off on holiday and she has a party. The police arrive at her house to tell her her family has been killed in a car accident. There is some mystery surrounding her brothers. She makes some bad choices and finds she's pregnant, what will she do?

This was a deeply moving story. I was near to tears in many
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Cathy
Aug 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Truculent and defiant teenagers are not unusual, but ones that have to face one tragedy after another and deal with the consequences of their reaction to them are not. In this story, Ey Wade expertly portrays a young girl, Debney, whose mother fails desperately in the parental love department. When tragedy strikes, she makes one wrong turn that changes her life dramatically. An 18-year-old could go down one of two paths in these circumstances – the road to self-destruction or the road to ...more
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Dec 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is the story of the ultimate dysfunctional family and how against all odds and having everything stacked against you, you can rise above it all!!

Debney is shunned and ridiculed by almost everyone at school. At home she has a mother who doesn't care for her at all and takes great delight in doing everything in her power to exclude her from feeling like she is a part of the family!!

There were many times whilst reading this book that I wanted to jump into the pages and shake someone!!
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Valerie Bowen
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ey Wade's D.N.A. pulls you into the cruel word of teenagers and the ridicule one lonely girl faces at the hands of her classmates. After hearing the news of her family's deaths, Debney Nicole Armstrong is left to pull the pieces of her shattered life into perspective and somehow go on living. Teen pregnancy was just one of the many hurdles this young woman had to endure and endure she did. Although faced with the dilemma of being the "Party Favor" Debney is faced to raise her child alone. It's ...more
D.J. Weaver
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Debney’s life up to this point has been uniquely sad. Raised by a mother who showed no affection and a father who couldn’t seem to relate, Debney could have been a problem child, but managed to do things right and becomes valedictorian of her class. Then, on the night of her eighteenth birthday, while having a party at her home, Debney finds out that her entire family has died in a car accident. Although the details are sketchy, Debney’s grief leads her to a wrong decision, which leaves her, not ...more
Sherry
Sep 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Ey Wade has created a fascinating and courageous character in Debney Nicole Armstrong, who lost her entire family in a car accident on her eighteenth birthday, and realized she was pregnant not long after that. In spite of the insults, crude remarks, and hurtful pranks thrown at her in the last few weeks of high school, valedictorian Debney is determined to graduate and have her child, even though she is not certain who the father is. DNA is a look into an all-too-common issue in a ...more
M.T.
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
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This is a really good story.

A young girl finds herself alone and pregnant. Told that her whole family have been killed in a car accident half way across the world, Debney goes out of her mind and ends up paying a high price. Berated and ostracised by almost everyone around her, this is the story of one girl's fight to do the right thing and carve a happy life for her and her child.

Debney is an incredibly likeable character and it's really refreshing to see a teenage mother portrayed as what they
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Carolyn Clark
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a great read about a dysfunctional family. It's written from the viewpoint of an eighteen year old, Debney Nicole Armstrong (DNA), a strong main character who is not only the valedictorian of her high school, but pregnant as well.

This book's for you if you love wrenching personal trials, emotional highs and lows, terrific descriptions of a young woman's movement through life and her internal dialogues, and beautiful writing.

Full of extraordinary events, DNA will keep you turning pages
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Keke Chanel
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This story was so engaging from start to finish. It shows that even the brightest and maturest can be victims and encounter struggles in life. This book is a breath of fresh air. Ey Wade is genius! I will recommend this book to anyone, any age, but definitely my 15 year old daughter and my 15 & 13 year old nieces. Very inspiring and enduring story.
Georgina Young-ellis
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very cool story with good dialogue an slots of intrigue. I think young adultswill get a lot out of it!
Lori
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D.N.A.—Nothing Would Ever be the Same is a gripping and engrossing young adult read by Ey Wade. Creatively told in present time and through memories, this novel draws you into Debney Armstrong’s life.

On the night of her eighteenth birthday, Debney’s life changes forever: Debney loses her virginity to the love of her life, Gianté De Vicari; learns that her parents and twin brothers died in a horrible accident in Italy; and after that, she gets
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Dolores Ayotte
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"D.N.A.: Nothing Would Ever Be The Same" deals with many very tough subjects. It is a young adult read but nevertheless, despite my age and even with my grandmother status, it managed to capture my attention right from the get go.

It is not an easy novel to read because, as stated, it deals with some pretty tough subject matter...the sorrow of losing one's immediate family due to a tragic car accident...the powerful effect of alcohol and its ability to numb one's pain and cloud one's
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Sophie  Russell
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Debney is just about to turn 18… You would think this time of year would be a time filled with joy and happiness… well that’s not always the case certainly not in the life of Debney Armstrong. Life has changed but not for the best.Will anything be the same again? will it all change for the worse? Or will life get better?

Life for Debney has never been a bundle of joy …being left alone while your family takes a vacation to the place of your dreams isn’t a great feeling as well as having a mother
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Rabid Readers Reviews
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Technically there’s not a lot wrong with “D.N.A.” There are a few word use errors that are clearly typos and one place that I spotted where a name was used when clearly the name of another character should have been in its place. The story opens with Debney being tortured and her revenge in short order and flashbacks to key events follow so that the reader understands the pain that the young woman has experienced. We are constantly reminded of how much she loves her father and how rich he left ...more
Brenda Perlin
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing

"Teenage fantasy knew no bounds; reality drained the joy out of life."

“D.N.A. Nothing Would Ever Be The Same” by Ey Wade is an emotional YA story that is both gripping and entertaining. Readers will find there plenty to connect to in one way or another, as the drama ensues. The main character Debney has a certain flair that is unmistakable. Even after going through such grief she still manages to be a character to be reckoned with. I love her boldness and right to the point attitude. Kids are
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Ey
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Of course I love the story in this book and I encourage you to check it out for yourself. Visit the blog of the main character and peek into her deeper emotions. Sometimes, I put her through scenes that would break the strongest adult. http://dna-bloodtiesandlies.blogspot.com
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Knowing Ey as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread. Wait, that’s kind of like knowing her as a person. She's like all over the board and always working on three to five projects at a time. Ey doesn't favorite spot in which to write and claims...

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