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Preview — Jenna's Truth by Nadia L. King
Inspired by Amanda Todd's ...more
N.L. King writes a confronting and timely story of cyber bullying and its ramifications.
Teenagers make mistakes; they are learning how they fit in an adult world. Some mistakes are more catastrophic than others. Some may handle this and move on; whilst others will be reminded through caustic bullying day in, day out until it becomes all that they are. That one mistake!
This is a short story ...more
Jenna is a naive and innocent young teen desperate to make friends and be accepted by her peers; so when invited to a party (by the in-crowd), she convinces her mother to let her go. As you can well guess, the outcome for Jenna is a disastrous one.
JENNA'S TRUTH is a very short, but potent story with an important message for everyone. Suicide resulting from cyber-bullying in our society is for real; and if you...more
Jenna’s Truth isn’t the first book I have read this year that tackles the timely and complex topic of cyberbullying, nor do I suspect it will be my last. The rise in release of novels that examine cyberbullying is important to help educate and prevent this growing trend.
Nadia L. King’s debut young adult novella, Jenna’s Truth ,was inspired by the story of a Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who sadly took her own life, after she was bullied. Using this powerful ...more
This is a very short read, at just 55 pages, but it has a very important story to tell.
This tale was inspired by the true-life story of Amanda Todd and her suicide, due to the incessant bullying by her school peers. Fictional Jenna Wilson is undergoing a similar torture and the reader is privy to her thoughts as she attempts to cope with the ...more
Jenna is just a typical teenager, quite average at most ...more
"My heart hammered in my chest. A part of me told me to walk away... go back to being an ...more
Inspired by Amanda Todd, a teenage victim of Cyber bullying, Nadia states at the conclusion of this story:
"I wanted to write a story where the bullies don't get to win. I wanted to rewrite history and bring ...more
Like most middle-aged parents, I am navigating a technological world very different to the one I ...more
Unfortunately, for a good reason. There are so many worse ways to bully these days. This very short book was written in response to one such bullying, Amanda Todd's, that lead to the girl being bullied committing suicide. If you haven't heard of her, click on the link. I'll wait.
This is a sad, sad story, of cyberbullying, and yes, at one point I was crying, so it did hit me in the right places. This book was written to reach out to teens ...more
Perhaps because I worked in education before, I look at this book with two separate sets of eyes. One as a normal reader, the other one ...more
I'm probably not going to review this on my blog, but for you guys here, here is a list of all the things that went wrong for me in this book!
- There is absolutely no characterisation whatsoever. As a reader, it is impossible to feel anything for any one of these characters purely because it is so short! We are being told what happens like school children, rather than shown, and there is ...more
As a parent, it disturbs me to think that teens can be so callous in their treatment of their peers. It's heartbreaking, really. And while is fiction, you'd have to have your head buried in the ...more
Many of us have experienced some form of bullying in our lifetime, but sadly in today’s world it has become far more ...more
by Nadia L. King
Teens & YA
Pub Date 10 Oct 2016
I was given a copy of Jenna's Truth through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:
In this short but powerful book geared towards older teens due to the issues that it deals with.
At one time all Jenna Wilson wanted was to be in with the popular crowd at school but all she wants now is to get through the day without being ridiculed or bullied.
I felt immediately drawn into the story for I too swam for a high school team and would attempt to lose myself in that pursuit as well. Bullying has always existed in some form or another and these stories are necessary for us now more than ever. It is imperative for us all to understand the effect it's having on all children, no matter what part of ...more
Bullying is an important subject, and especially in todays age, where it takes so many different forms, aided by the double-edged sword that is the internet.
Although part of me wishes this had been a longer story, to give the author more time to delve into each stage of the story in more details, I still think the rawness and swift delivery of this packs a punch and delivers well. I would love to see this developed and expanded from a short story into a novella, but in it's ...more
The story is short but powerful, dyslexia-friendly and ...more
Let me start by saying that I think my expectations were set a little too high for this story so there was no way to go but down. That said, this book REALLY did not work for me. First off, the story really needed to be fleshed out a lot more than it was. As it stands, Jenna went from near assault to suicidal to okay in about four pages and in universe about three days. ...more
The book was written in response to the tragic suicide of Amanda Todd a US teenager who was bullied to death.
Jenna's Truth is a powerful story and one which is very relevant for today's 'teens and their concerned parents.
Written in the first person it feels authentic. When Jenna is befriended by a popular ...more
Her books for children include “Claire Malone Changes the World” (an empowering and inspiring picture book for young children) and “Jenna’s Truth” (a real and raw story of cyberbullying for young adults). ...more