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Not the End

(Not Alone Novellas #1)

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Dimah Emerson endures something no one else ever should but, sadly, many do. After this life-altering experience, Dimah loses herself.
She's forced--by her silence and fear-- to remain in a place where no one knows what she's been through.
She's constantly put down by bullies.
It isn't until someone shows up in her life that she realizes she has to stand up for herself and
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Kindle Edition, 94 pages
Published July 24th 2018 (first published July 23rd 2018)
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C Gray 7/27/18 definitely add it to your TBR because you DON'T want to miss this!!…more7/27/18 definitely add it to your TBR because you DON'T want to miss this!! (less)
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Annie's reading corner
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, arcs
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

This book was so sweet but at the same time so heartbreaking. It talks about a sensitive topic in a beautiful yet simple written way, and the moral is so touching. I just desire to have a little bit more after that ending, but it's just my need to not let go of these characters.
Debbie I Heart YA Books
Gianna Gabriela's Not the End definitely is proof "less is more" in this emotional short story. A must read!
Elizabeth Knox
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really don’t want to spoil this book for anyone, and I won’t, but what I can tell you is how amazing Not The End is. I can tell you how it ripped my heart open and made me feel in such a truly authentic way. D’s story is one you have to read. I think that a lot of girls will be able to relate to what she went through and it will help them heal. Great job, GG!
Cynthia Carpenter
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had me I tears from beginning to end. Each page gives you a different emotion. You will be mad, sad, and a little happy.
Dimah is living in a nightmare. She is picked on in the worse way. She is only counting the days till she leave. After Prom the one boy who should have been there for her treated her like Garbage. Than she meets Aron and she tries not to let him in but things for her start to change when she stands up to her bullies? Will she be able to keep standing up for herself
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C Gray
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars is just not enough, not even close to what this book deserves it’s THAT GOOD!!

Dimah is now a senior in High School who is being bullied by the “popular” girl and her minions in school and I’m talking about the down and nasty kind of bullying too. Dimah is now a loner, she rides her motorcycle to school everyday, wears all black all the time and blasts her music in her ears while walking the halls just to drown out the stuff the students are saying about her. What they don’t know is what
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Jenny B
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The characters in this story went straight into my heart and bones in this super quick easy read. The pressures in this book were so realistic and made the book so easy to relate to and become one with the story. What a perfect emotional roller coaster
Nora Fresse
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story was just… I can’t put it into words. My heart just broke for Emerson who is having a really tough time in school. What she’s going through unfortunately happens to a lot of young girls in high school. A time that is supposed to be carefree and fun turns into a nightmare. After she befriends the wrong person, she becomes the target of this vicious person and his entourage. The humiliation and betrayal she endures causes Emerson to lose herself and her sense of worth. Her journey to get ...more
Rebecca Austin
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-author
Dimah Emerson was close friends with Jake Hastings since they were in elementary school together but now that they Jake is nearing the end of high school something has changed.

When Jake breaks Dimah's trust will she be able to handle the aftermath and find a way to reclaim her strength?

This was such a beautiful and heartbreaking book that finds a way to give back the strength in ourselves that we had lost.

I loved Dimah and my heart absolutely broke for what she went through with Jake. For
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Yatarika Ally
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give this book a high rating for how well it was written and how close to reality this is.

Dimnah was a top student until the end of her junior year in high school, all because of prom. Her long time crush asks her to prom. Things don't quite make sense, but because she's liked him for so long she trusted him. Then senior year comes and she's being called horrific names by her peers and being bullied by almost everyone. Everyone except Aron, he wanted to become friends with get and tried to
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Chasidy
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raw. Real. Powerful. Heartbreaking. Beautiful.

I am not one to typically read novellas, but Not the End is such a powerful one. I was intrigued by the blurb and when I finally got my hands on the story, I was completely blown away. I do not want to give any spoilers away, but this is a story that everyone needs to read. I plan on letting my 14 year old read.

Gianna did a phenomenal job of giving us Dimah’s story and all she has endured. Dimah, life has left her broken, bruised, and overwhelmed.
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Jami Jones
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not The End was so beautifully written, heart breaking and heart felt. I don't usually like emotional books but this one just clawed it's way into my heart. Dimah is such strong girl and the bullying, name calling and everyday harassment she had to put up with broke my heart. I felt for her in this story. Nobody should have to endure that. She eventually stands up for herself with the a guy that becomes her friend and the end was truly a happily ever after. The only problem I had with the story ...more
Yvette Velez
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished reading Not The End as I received an ARC.

This is one of those stories that everyone will benefit from reading, especially if you have found yourself being bullied or have been a bully yourself because it opens your eyes to many things: one thing for sure, you can't believe everything you hear.
This story is relatable for all age groups as we all are on a journey to find ourselves, to find our voices, to find our place in this world.

Like Dimah, we often let ourselves believe what
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Joy Westerfield
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My emotions are all over the place! What a beautifully written story. Dimah Emerson is a young girl who is having a difficult time because of something tragic that happened to her in the past. She keeps to herself and is wary of others. Then along comes Aron Lincoln who turns her life upside down. She doesn’t understand his persistence and he doesn’t give up. It’s not often I have tears while reading a book, but when it does happen, I know it’s a truly great story. The way the author describes ...more
Katrina Haynes
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg.. What can I say about this book that I loved it from beginning to end. I so glad to be part of Gianna ARC to be able to read this book. It had me had my heart pimping. I loved how Aron helped Em. I don't want to give to much away since it has not been released yet but it a must read. I love to read more of their story. I wish I could give it more then 5 Stars because I would. It was the kindof book I didn't want to put down. Well done Gianna ...more
A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
This book had me captivated from page one. Dimah is such a well written relatable character. I just wanted to climb into the book to hug her and tell her everything will be okay. This is a very good story about bullying in school and what effect bullying/rumor spreading can have on someone. I highly recommend this book.

Reviewed by: Mackenzie D.
Sheila
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written story! Touches on some tough subjects. The characters are very relatable.
C Exley Books (Cassandra)
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2018
I read this in one sitting. This is a story that everyone should read.

Dimah is now a senior in High School who is being bullied by the “popular” girl and her minions in school. She is now a loner, she rides her motorcycle to school everyday, wears all black all the time and blasts her music in her ears while walking the halls just to drown out the stuff the students are saying about her. What they don’t know is what really happened that night when her life changed completely.

This is for anyone
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Kally Ash
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A short but powerful read. I love it and all it represents.
Eileen Robinson
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-reads
A Definite 5 stars for this beautifully written book that deals with delicate subjects and one that most women will have experiences of in some shape or form. Bitchy Bullying, assumptions, lies, truths, peer pressure, sexual pressure and this author has written this book in a way that will appeal to everyone of every age and make us also look inside ourselves. When women and young girls don't come forward when they have been the victim, because of guilt of feeling they themselves are responsible ...more
Alicia Harrietha
Oh my heart!!! Not the End by Gianna Gabriela had my heart hurting from start to finish. Imagine a young girl that trusted the one person she had a friendship with for years, only to be betrayed in the worse way. Dimah Emerson was destroyed physically and emotionally and to top it all off she was then bullied and tormented at school by it. When you are beaten down so many times its not easy to find your way back to what you knew before. Dimah decided the best for her to do was try and be ...more
Ann Marie
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this story we get to meet Dimah, who is this young vibrant teen who fell in love with her friend. She was hoping someday they would be together, and finally the day comes when he finally notices her …. All this time he had ignored her after that day he was noticed by another. After meeting up at his senior prom, the things he says to her makes her heart melt for him even more.

The teasing, the name calling and shaming her for something they all knew nothing about. How sad to have to live that
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Mary Dean
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy smokes! This was such an awesome book! And so inspiring! This is the story of Dimah from her point of view. She made the mistake of trusting someone from her past and it made her life hell. Now her peers at school are calling her bad names and making her feel like she doesn't matter. The only thing making her hold on is her mother's love. But even she doesn't know the truth. It's now Senior year and she is counting down the days until she can leave her town. She tries to ignore the taunts ...more
Diane plourde
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition



I don’t normally read short stories, the reason they are too short. But Not The End is an exception because it was so amazing, I read it one sitting. I was captivated by this 5 star story.

Dimah has gone away for the summer and came back a totally different girl. A loner, wears black, no friends and she rides a motorcycle. Aron is a transfer and he sees her for her. He won’t let up on her and let her fall.

This is a YA/Teenage story. I’d safely let my 14 yo daughter read it. It shows that you
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Teri
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dimah was the type of person that saw a boy sitting alone and made him her friend. She didn't cause problems or pick on people. She was kind and considerate and totally in love with the boy she befriended all those years ago. But he was one of the popular kids and a jock now. Now time for the little people. This is Dimah's story. A story no teenage girl or boy should ever have. It's not a happy story but she does triumph. It's not the sweet, carefree days of school that every child should have. ...more
Serena Worker
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emerson knew Jake for so long, since elementary school, but he started changing into a man and things started changing he was climbing the social ladder, he left Emerson behind, after years he asked her to prom, she said yes, but she shouldn’t have.
Months later Aron at a dance asks her if she’s ok and Emerson immediately gets defensive. No one knows what really happened to her the night of the prom. You learn slowly about what happened to Emerson and how much she is being bullied at school.
Aron
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Saunders
Dimah Emerson probably represents a lot of young girls who have been bullied. I was in her world many years ago so there were many things I could resonate with her. Bullied, misunderstood, ridiculed, assaulted and put down. Dimah represents a lot of young girls and how bullying can turn a sinister direction.

Dimah lived in her own world, head down, was a shell of the person she used to be and basically lost herself but what I loved about this short story is the transformation of Dimah and she
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Julianna
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
Not the End is a novella by Gianna Gabriela.

Years ago, Emerson saw a young boy alone and ever since she sat with him, they formed a friendship… Or at least she thought, until he ran with the “popular” crowd. As a junior she faced the cruel reality of shame, gossip and realizing the person you once thought you knew no longer existed. One more year and then Emerson can fully say goodbye to her past, but first she must survive senior year.

But this time, she won’t be alone.

Not the End was a
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Clare Harrison
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wow! what a poignant heart rendering story of hope, betrayal and the aftermath.

I loved how Dimah could be anyone. She could of been me or you or the girl you know who looks lonely, and that to me is what made this extra special.

A journey of courage and finding yourself. I think we have all felt lost at some point in our lives it's what we chose to do about it to turn that around.

Never give up no matter how rough the ride is and I think that can also be applied to each and every one of us.

Gianna
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Kayla Busch
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. From the very first line, I was drawn into this book and couldn't put it down until I was finished reading it. This book deals with very heavy topics that are unfortunately a huge concern in our society today and I think everyone should read this book. I found it easy to relate to Dimah because I feel like a lot of people get bullied in our society today. This book doesn't just show the negative impact that bullying has on a person. It's a novella about finding your ...more
MzzBookworm
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not the End by GiAnna Gabriella

A great story- that will tear your soul and break your heart in pieces. Teenagers can be cruel. Dimah has to keep her secret from everyone even justifying the events. Dimah a teenager who believe he was the one, he was her first love until time will show her not everything is how you see it. There’s two side for each story, it depends who is narrating the story. You will see both side of Dimah’s story. Jacob not my fave character. Aaron is my #1 - He is sweet,
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