Jenna’s Truth by Nadia L. King
Release date: October 10th, 2016
Genre: Young adult
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.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.
I liked this book because it shows the reality of many teenagers around the world briefly. Amanda Todd’s story showed how cyberbullying can end with someone’s life in all senses. The language used in this story is really simple and modern since it is based on our era.
Being a teacher has changed my life and has made me think about how I am making a difference in this world. Everybody deserves to be treated fairly and kindly. This book reminded me about the GOLDEN RULE. Often I think about all those students and teenagers, even adults, who are being abused and do not tell anyone.
Nadia is very precise in showing and expressing in a detailed way, the life of many people around the globe. I hope awareness is being raised!