Leslie’s Journal Revised Edition Share this with a friend

by Allan Stratton

Best Books, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2010 YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2001 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, 2001 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2001 The Best, Notable and Recommended List, Teacher Librarian Magazine, 2001 Gems of the Year List, The Canadian Bookseller, 2001 High School Reading List, Texas Library Association, 2001 White Pine Award, 2nd Place, 2001


“This could be the Go Ask Alice of the millennium ... Gripping reading ...”
—School Library Journal

• American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults
• American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
• American Library Association Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
• The Best, Notable and Recommended List, Teacher Librarian Magazine

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. 


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