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Jenna's Truth - N.L. King

Jenna's Truth

By: N.L. King

Paperback | 31 March 2018

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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.

Industry Reviews

'The storyline is great -this is a very real situation that all teens will be able to relate to. I teared up at the end.' Dana Kerford, Founder of GirlPower & GoodGuys Inc

'Great story which could be widely used to discuss cyberbullying.' Justine O'Malley, Protective Behaviours WA

'Bullying in all forms is a vile and cowardly poison and no one should ever feel alone in the face of it. This is a powerful piece and an important subject to raise.' James Fahy, author of the Changeling Series and The Phoebe Harkness Books

'It captures the day-to-dayness of life in a bullied hell, and how insidious it is. How it has ripple effects, how one bully usually has a gang backing them up. You've written something incredibly understanding, something that might actually be useful, Nadia. Congratulations.'

Jo Canham, owner of Blarney Books and Art

'Jenna is a likeable, relatable and familiar character. As a teaching tool your story is spot on, it has a suitable amount of reality and shock value to engage students of both sexes and the ending is one of justice and fosters a trust in the legal system.' Gemma Brogden, teacher

'The feelings Jenna expresses through the novella accurately reflects the ups and downs experienced by a typical teenager, but a warning, there are some dark moments.'

Mrs B's Book Reviews

'What an excellent story this is, cutting straight to the heart of an out-of-control contemporary teenage issue. Cyberbullying and the devastating ripple effect this has on a victim's life.'

Theresa Smith Writes

'If I had a magic wand I would distribute this book to every public library and high school in Australia.' Sarah Ridout, author of Le Chateau

'Sometimes there are stories that talk to me, change me, teach me. Jenna's Truth ... takes the tough issues of bullying and teen suicide, and fights for a positive outcome.'

H.M. Waugh, writer

'The messages conveyed here are strong and powerful, and whilst the book does get dark and quite tough to read at points, the reader is left with a strong sense of hope.'

Luke V Marlowe, The Page Is Printed, book reviewer

'... a short but very powerful story - I honestly didn't expect it would hit me as hard as it did. No one should face abuse like this, and helping them know what to do and when to ask for help is one of the most worthy tasks a writer could take up.' Miguel Olmedo Morell, writer, proofreader, translator, Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford

'... powerfully and simply told.'

Will Yeoman, The West Australian

'For young adults and their parents, Nadia L King's Jenna's Truth is a must-read about bullying and its potential effects on teenagers.'

Maureen Eppen, The West Australian

'... amazing, honest, pure, true. I am and always will be saddened by Amanda's story, but Jenna's Truth gives us an alternate version filled with hope.' Kevin Hines

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