Thursday, December 13, 2018

Book Review: 'Jenna's Truth' by Nadia L King

Australian author Nadia L King was born in Dublin, Ireland, has a background in journalism and media relations, and has written for magazines in Europe and the US. Nadia loves writing short stories and also keeps a blog.

For a debut novella JENNA’S TRUTH holds promise of an author with a social conscious manner and able to express those concerns in an accessible and entertaining way. Her audience is Young Adult but the concepts she discusses – cyberbullying, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and even suicide (the book is dedicated to one Amanda Todd who was a suicide victim) – are so immediately important that the book should also be read by all parents and all adults.

Nadia supplies a fine synopsis: ‘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 is more than just teen short story: it's a lesson in empathy, self-awareness, and speaking out about what matters, especially bullying.’

Nadia’s style of writing fits the subject matter and the age group she is painting. It will be most interesting to see what she elects to pursue as her next novel. She is a fine new author. Grady Harp, October 16
I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it.

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