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eBook Leslie's Journal ePub

by Allan Stratton

  • ISBN: 1554511488
  • Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Allan Stratton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Annick Press; Updated edition (September 30, 2008)
  • Pages: 200
  • ePub book: 1546 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1202 kb
  • Other: txt lrf lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 985

Description

Downstairs, the front door closes. Whoever’s there puts something heavy on the floor. Jason, are you home?. What’s she talking about?

Downstairs, the front door closes. There’s no alarm warning. I turned it off. Now what should I do: stay put or come out and hope for the best? Just as I’m about to give myself up, I hear the sound of cans clattering and Mrs. McCready humming her way to the kitchen. If she’s gone to unpack them, she’s not upset; she must figure she forgot to set the alarm when she left

Leslie's Journal book.

Leslie's Journal book. A gripping story about the dark side of a first love  .

In this novel, Stratton takes us into a teen world that reverberates with the emotion and tension of a relationship gone wrong

In this novel, Stratton takes us into a teen world that reverberates with the emotion and tension of a relationship gone wrong. Here is a book that examines the adolescent girl's deep need for affirmation as a sexually attractive being and how the drive for that affirmation can lead to unimaginable consequences. For Leslie, grade nine was trouble-filled and grade ten is worse.

Playwright Allan Stratton's first novel for teens, LESLIE'S JOURNAL, is a cautionary tale about teenage love gone drastically wrong

Playwright Allan Stratton's first novel for teens, LESLIE'S JOURNAL, is a cautionary tale about teenage love gone drastically wrong. It all starts with Leslie, an angry, confused, rebellious girl in need of validation. Her days in school are numbered, she has problems at home, and her behavior just may alienate the only friend she has.

Leslie's Journal was selected for The American Library Association's "Best Books for Young Adults, 2002" . Allan Stratton at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Allan Stratton at Library of Congress Authorities, with 17 catalogue records.

Leslie's Journal was selected for The American Library Association's "Best Books for Young Adults, 2002", "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2003" and "Best Reading List, 2003". Other citations include The Canadian Bookseller's "The Best of Canadian Young Adult: Gems of 2000", The Young Adult Learning Services Association (.

From School Library Journal. However, Leslie's voice demands to be heard and readers may learn to avoid her pitfalls. Gripping reading for a mature audience. Gr 8 Up-This could be the Go Ask Alice (Avon, 1976) of this millennium. In a journal written for an English assignment, 10th-grade Leslie is completely honest; after all, Ms. Graham has promised never to read her students' work and to keep it in a locked cabinet.

Leslie's Journal - Allan Stratton. I really loved this book. Although it was a little disturbing at times it is a really great and inspirational story. langandlitGo to langandlit's profile. This book was really good :)The book was a thrilling, once you read it you can't let go. It's also fast paced so you never get bored. The problem I had with the book was Leslie's personality, her rebellious side isn't afraid to tell what she thinks and she never thinks before she speaks. Thankfully she matures throughout the book which really showed that she changed for the better.

Allan Stratton is an acclaimed playwright and author, who began his career acting at the Stratford Festival and regional . Leslie's Journal is Allan's first novel for teens.

Allan Stratton is an acclaimed playwright and author, who began his career acting at the Stratford Festival and regional theaters across Canada. His plays include Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii and Rexy!, winner of a Chalmers Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Canadian Author's Association Award. Allan now lives in Toronto with his partner, a dog, three cats and any number of fish.

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Leslie can’t seem to avoid trouble, whether it’s at school or at home. Just as life seems at its lowest, Jason McCready, the exceedingly cool new guy at school, enters her life. Now Leslie is the envy of all the girls. But Jason’s appearance is deceiving—he is determined to control every aspect of Leslie’s life and he begins terrorizing her in unimaginable ways. When a substitute teacher reads the private English-class journal in which Leslie reveals Jason’s abuse, Leslie is suddenly forced into hard choices and terrifying action to take back her life. Updated to reflect the contemporary world of the Internet, cell phones and text messaging, Leslie’s Journal is a suspenseful, fast-paced story about love, friendship and what it means to stand up for yourself.

Comments

black coffe black coffe
This book got better and better. I had a hard time trying to put it down. The thing that I loved about it most was Leslie's intelligence and wit playing throughout the book. If you love romantic thrillers with a twist get this book, you won't be disappointed.
Malahelm Malahelm
I started reading this book years ago, so when I saw it on Amazon I figured why not finish it. When I first started reading it, it really held my attention and kept me interested, but as the book went on, I just found it less and less believable. I wish the author hadn't jumped so quick from good to bad.
Mr Freeman Mr Freeman
This has been my favorite since I first found in 6th grade and I've loved it since. It's a great story, and it gets better every time I read it!
greed style greed style
I remember seeing this book on a shelf when I was in high school and thinking "I have to read this!" This is when I was obsessed with reading journals & diaries. I had already read "Go ask Alice" "Annie's Baby" "It happened to Nancy" and other diaries.
This book is powerful, gripping and has a little humor in it.
Leslie is a lonely student who's parents divorced and she only has one geeky friend named Katie, Leslie pretends to be popular and lies to her school mates saying she has plenty of boyfriend's when she doesn't. Then Jason comes along and her whole world changes, Jason is cool, smooth and bad. Leslie starts dating him. In the beginning things are going well, Jason is romantic to her. By the second date he takes her to his house, he's rich & lives in a house on the hills. His parents are gone all the time so he does what he wants, he ask Leslie if she wants a drink one minute, the next minute he's telling her "Get up and put your clothes on you have to get out of here now!!" What happened? Leslie figures it out piece by piece. She continues going out with Jason and writing about it, then one day a sub teacher reads he journal....
The teacher reports it to the principle but Leslie lies and says its all made up because she does not want Jason to get locked up. Jason finds out, hits Leslie throws her to the ground and starts kicking her. She says she's had enough and wants to break up. That's when Jason starts stalking and threatening Leslie.
The book gets really intense after that. I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants a good book to read or any teen who is going through an abusive relationship they can't get out of. Also I still can not believe a man wrote this book using the mind of a teenager, this book seems like something a woman would write.
Fani Fani
Playwright Allan Stratton's first novel for teens, LESLIE'S JOURNAL, is a cautionary tale about teenage love gone drastically wrong. It all starts with Leslie, an angry, confused, rebellious girl in need of validation. Her days in school are numbered, she has problems at home, and her behavior just may alienate the only friend she has. But just when things couldn't possibly get any worse, she meets Jason --- the totally handsome, totally cool new kid on campus. And when he suddenly kisses her in front of her friends, she's the envy of all her female classmates.

Jason asks Leslie out, and she's on cloud nine, agog with love. On their first date, he takes her to his parents' house instead of the movies and plies her with booze, something she hasn't had much experience with. But she has even less experience with what happens next. Jason follows up his act with apologies, smiles, and flowers; and Leslie is soon on a roller coaster ride through relationship hell with an abusive control freak at the helm.

When Jason isn't forcing himself upon Leslie, he is hitting and threatening her. And when she decides that she's finally had enough, he threatens to blackmail her and even begins stalking her. On top of that, things go from bad to worse when a substitute teacher actually reads the journal Leslie is keeping for her English class. The journals were supposed to be private, but the teacher didn't know. Out of concern, she brings the journal and Leslie's story to the attention of the principal, who doesn't believe one word of it --- she believes the wealthy, upright Jason, not the rebellious, attention-getting Leslie. When Jason gets wind of the latest turn of events, he threatens to kill Leslie.

With nowhere to turn, Leslie's world collapses and she turns to Katie, the only friend she has, sharing everything with her. Together they vow to bring Jason down --- if he doesn't get to Leslie first. She holes up in her apartment and hopes for a miracle, but when Jason's threats increase, she takes things into her own hands. Fast paced and suspenseful, bordering on nightmarish, LESLIE'S JOURNAL will have you on the edge of your seat, white-knuckled all the way.

--- Reviewed by Tammy L. Currier
Moonshaper Moonshaper
This book written for teens deals with divorce, detachment, sex and abuse. All of which are, of course, often entertwined. The story is about Leslie. Her parents have recently separated and the father is rebuilding his life with another woman. He has a nominal role in the book, but a huge role in the reason Leslie accepts the abuse that she gets.

Leslie meets an older student at her school and they start to sort of date. Throughout the whole ordeal Leslie writes her experiences and feelings down in her Journal. It is obvious that she is not in love with this boy, but he somehow manages to get to her vulnerability and ends up controlling her. Of course, he also ends up abusing her both sexually and emotionally (not to mention physically).

This book is extremely well written. You would swear it was written from the perspective of a 14 year old girl. The author does not feel the need to employ crass or vulgar words to describe the scene and yet, you can simply imagine the horror of it all.

The way the author has chosen to end this book is a strong, positive message to all girls.

Extremely excellent reading. If I had a daughter, this book would be at the top of her reading list.