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RISKY ISSUES: STORIES ABOUT IDENTITY, DRUGS, ABUSE, DEATH and FRIENDSHIP Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00LDXETUU
- Publisher : Lorraine Reguly (28 June 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 419 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 53 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0993795315
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Top review from Australia
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Although each story highlights a different situation where the young people face up to unpleasant facts and go through mental, and in one case physical, trauma they are treated with respect and not made sensational or cringe making, so do not back away from reading them.
In each case there are people who help, in one way or another, however, the reader can see what could have been a very different outcome.
Everyone, child or adult, should read, remember, be aware of and give caring help to victims of abuse and trauma.
Well done Ms Reguly for having the courage to publish this book.
Top reviews from other countries
Her second story “Pamela in the Park” is a little more edgy. Lorraine gives us a snippet of everyday life for many teens. She creates uncertainty in her characters, their decisions, and actions, so the reader is compelled to keep reading. The suspense continues as the two main characters constantly evaluate each other and both hope that all ends well. Very good tension between the characters and a very realistic situation.
Her third story “The Day Adam Saw Red” touches on a topic that’s finally being talked about in society. The reader sees the world through Adam’s eyes and feels the emotions Adam is feeling. Lorraine brings Lorne, the custodian, into the story and through his character, the back story comes into view and completes the thoughts and emotions that Adam simply cannot express. The fact that Lorne can speak up and defend himself gives the reader hope that victims can receive help and recover to lead normal lives. These characters are very realistic and could easily be our friends, neighbors, or relatives.
The bonus story, “My Best Friend,” is truly a heart-felt story about the closeness of a friend. Lorraine tells the story through the little girl’s eyes and heart and the reader can truly feel the moment, when the little girl realizes that “Snoopy” is no longer with us. What makes this story so special is that Lorraine makes us realize that good friends are with us forever and can never be replaced.
Risky Issues is a must read!
As others noted, there are difficult social issues touched on in these stories, and they probably would be well-suited to helping young people affected by these problems start a conversation...always a good thing.