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Gray Zone This novel will deeply resonate with any teen who has not only experienced the agonizing struggles of junior high or high school, but who also now must navigate growing up on the wider stage of the Internet It will also strike fear into the heart of any parent who grew up in a different world, but who are all too aware of cyber predators and bullies that lurk preying on the naive and vulnerable young And yet, with all of its heart wrenching realism, this is a novel of hope and strength.With a This novel will deeply resonate with any teen who has not only experienced the agonizing struggles of junior high or high school, but who also now must navigate growing up on the wider stage of the Internet It will also strike fear into the heart of any parent who grew up in a different world, but who are all too aware of cyber predators and bullies that lurk preying on the naive and vulnerable young And yet, with all of its heart wrenching realism, this is a novel of hope and strength.With a subject such as cyber bullying, a writer could fall into the trap of lecturing and moralizingthan narrating an absorbing story But it is clear from the first pages that Tabares is an immensely talented author who not only shapes multi dimensional characters, that we care about, but she also has that special gift of making fiction feelreal than reality Autumn and Sophie Rose circumnavigate through not only bullying, but also making friends in a new school, boys, concerns about popularity, grades, and even finances Tabares manages to get into the head of these girls like she was in high school yesterday She likewise crafts razor sharp teenage angst and pain through diary entries and an adroit first person narrative.The takeaways here are an engaging story that readers of any age can relate to But this is especially so for teens who live with the constant balance of being authentic and the understandable desire to be popular And all this during the period of life and growth that is arguably the most challenging To have to also deal with bullying in these new forms that seem to permeate all boundaries what teen does not have a phone or can resist reading constant incoming texts translates to a new level of vulnerability and jeopardy.While no parent or teacher, or law enforcement will be able to fully protect teens from cyber bullying, Gray Zone forcefully highlights a complex subject In doing so, the novel makes remarkable strides in informing through a well wrought, thoughtful story that will stay with the reader for a long time I really enjoyed Gray Zone from Veronica R Tabares because it covers a subject that I feel isn t talked about enough, cyber bullying I think that many children, teens and even adults are cyber bullied, but don t talk about it and this book brings up the point that it is very important to talk to someone if you are being cyber bullied Autumn was forced to transfer schools because of all the information that was leaked about her and she doesn t feel as though she can continue on in the school t I really enjoyed Gray Zone from Veronica R Tabares because it covers a subject that I feel isn t talked about enough, cyber bullying I think that many children, teens and even adults are cyber bullied, but don t talk about it and this book brings up the point that it is very important to talk to someone if you are being cyber bullied Autumn was forced to transfer schools because of all the information that was leaked about her and she doesn t feel as though she can continue on in the school that she was currently in Autumn tries to reinvent herself into a girl who is outgoing and popular Things get worse when her best friend Sophie switches schools and she is left to fight the cyber bullying alone The messages in this book are very important to talk about and I really think that every teen should read this one Autumn had been sheltered and protected her entire life, but there were things that she couldn t always be hidden from Bullies and tragedy, for example She never understood how someone could be bullied to deathuntil it hit close to home Now Autumn is on the warpath and determined to show them it is not OK.Gray Zone is an honest look at bullying and cyber bullying Veronica Tabares has given this tricky topic the limelight to really show people the danger, and she does it in an entertaining Autumn had been sheltered and protected her entire life, but there were things that she couldn t always be hidden from Bullies and tragedy, for example She never understood how someone could be bullied to deathuntil it hit close to home Now Autumn is on the warpath and determined to show them it is not OK.Gray Zone is an honest look at bullying and cyber bullying Veronica Tabares has given this tricky topic the limelight to really show people the danger, and she does it in an entertaining way that will stay with you long after you have read it.Tabares is clearly passionate about this topic, and that passion is evident on every page of this book Not only do you see it in her words, but you feel it and it really helps drive home the messages of Gray Zone.The author is obviously a skilled writer she builds her world beautifully and puts you right in the middle of it She also knows how to develop her characters Autumn and Sophie Rose are real people they are complex and emotional and human She makes them relatable and believable, and she makes you care about them When they hurt, we hurt Gray Zone is an emotional journey that teaches us to be careful what you say to other people because words can dodamage than you think This is a book for everyone age doesn t matter, the genre you prefer doesn t matter It is an amazing read by itself but the message within its pages make it that much better Honestly, it s about time that there s a work of fiction out there that tackles this important topic Young adults have always struggled with identity issues and insecurity, but it has all been amplified by modern technology to become all thatdifficult to handle Autumn s story is an all too realistic account of one such experience.I think Gray Zone can serve a lot of important roles for YA readers For one, it s well written and engaging, and really speaks to the psyche of young people Honestly, it s about time that there s a work of fiction out there that tackles this important topic Young adults have always struggled with identity issues and insecurity, but it has all been amplified by modern technology to become all thatdifficult to handle Autumn s story is an all too realistic account of one such experience.I think Gray Zone can serve a lot of important roles for YA readers For one, it s well written and engaging, and really speaks to the psyche of young people at least in my opinion Two, it addresses an important issue that kids should be aware of What better way to deliver the message than through an entertaining work of fiction And finally, I think Autumn as a character is very relatable for a lot of young girls She can make them feel less alone in the world At least, that s what great YA fiction always did for me when I was that age Highly recommended My thanks to Veronica R Tabares and Goodreads First Reads Giveaway for my copy of Gray Zone.When you combine a very shy teenage girl, bullies, postings on the Internet by bullies about the shy girl, you have the start of this story about the difficulties of the teen years Changing schools and her image seemed to be a good solution but history soon catches up and you will have to read Gray Zone to find out the rest of this very interesting story It is a well written story that will open your e My thanks to Veronica R Tabares and Goodreads First Reads Giveaway for my copy of Gray Zone.When you combine a very shy teenage girl, bullies, postings on the Internet by bullies about the shy girl, you have the start of this story about the difficulties of the teen years Changing schools and her image seemed to be a good solution but history soon catches up and you will have to read Gray Zone to find out the rest of this very interesting story It is a well written story that will open your eyes about how bullies exert pressure on our young I received a free copy of this book from goodreads first reads Autumn is a soph in highschool who is a victim of cyber bullying who had to transfer to a new school She is a shy and quiet girl who decides to reinvent herself into aoutgoing and social person But reinventing yourself isnt as easy as she thought Then her bestfriend transfers into the new school and begins to ignore her A tragedy will make autumn begin to stand up to the bullys I liked the book it flowed good and kept I received a free copy of this book from goodreads first reads Autumn is a soph in highschool who is a victim of cyber bullying who had to transfer to a new school She is a shy and quiet girl who decides to reinvent herself into aoutgoing and social person But reinventing yourself isnt as easy as she thought Then her bestfriend transfers into the new school and begins to ignore her A tragedy will make autumn begin to stand up to the bullys I liked the book it flowed good and kept me interested since I finished it within a few hours of reading I really liked autumn she was a character that stood for what she believed in I m hoping that there is another book so we can seeof autumn fighting the bullies The victim of a cyber prank gone viral, Autumn was forced to transfer schools not exactly what she wanted to do as a sopho But what choice did she have when all her personal information was posted all over the web Determined to make the best of her situation, Autumn decides to reinvent herself as the outgoing, popular, not at all shy girl she d always wanted to be But even the best plans go awry and Autumn fails to change the old habits that had given her that shy girl reputation in the first place So when she learns that her best friend, Sophie Rose, is transferring to her new school she s relieved, until Sophie starts keeping her distance Autumn finds herself adrift without the support of her best friend But when tragedy shakes her world she stops feeling sad Now she s angry and she s determined to put a stop to this cyber torture and bullying of herself and the people she loves This is a really interesting book for teenagers as it is about cyber bullying that is happening quite often these days Autumn who is the victim of a cyber prank has to transfer schools as her personal information was posted all over the web The author develops her characters in the book well and has done considerable research on the cyber bullying theme very well Therefore I was able to feel what Autumn is going through as the story unfolds.Recommended for all young and teenagers readers. Original review found at won a copy of this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.This story dives in to the topic of bullying which is a socially relevant topic in today s society with all of the media coverage you see regarding the victims of bullying As this was written for a YA audience I felt a lot of it was glossed over and barely scratched the surface however was enough to get you thinking on the subject.The main c Original review found at won a copy of this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.This story dives in to the topic of bullying which is a socially relevant topic in today s society with all of the media coverage you see regarding the victims of bullying As this was written for a YA audience I felt a lot of it was glossed over and barely scratched the surface however was enough to get you thinking on the subject.The main character of Autumn was kind of annoying at times with her in her mind pep talks and lack of confidence yet I have the feeling that she was written hat way on purpose to outline the thoughts that go through peoples minds I also found the part about the stalker almost random as it did not have a whole lot of basis on the actual storyline.The saving grace of this story and the most powerful part was the diary entries written by Sophie They perhaps carried the strongest message regarding the impact of bullying and were by far the best part of the book The story was left open at the end and I am not sure if this is for a sequel or if it is because of the topic that it could have been a slippery slope to take the story further.Overall a pleasing way to pass some time This was a very quick read I started it with my morning coffee and had it done at the same time I finished my second cup Keep in mind that my cups are enormous and I am a sipper however I would say that it took nothan an hour to get through this read A solid three star read based on the socially significant topic The main character, Autumn, has just had to change schools because someone at her school posted her photo, name and address on a website and some really awful and scary comments were made about her, some were even threatening.She sees going to the new high school as an opportunity to break out of her shyness to becomeoutgoing and able to make friends Especially a new best friend, since her ex BFF betrayed her What she wants is a clean slate to start over.Sadly, becoming a new person The main character, Autumn, has just had to change schools because someone at her school posted her photo, name and address on a website and some really awful and scary comments were made about her, some were even threatening.She sees going to the new high school as an opportunity to break out of her shyness to becomeoutgoing and able to make friends Especially a new best friend, since her ex BFF betrayed her What she wants is a clean slate to start over.Sadly, becoming a new person is harder to achieve and though she does manage to make one new friend, it s not at all like she had hoped Eventually, Autumn does find her voice when it comes to seeing others bullied and she makes a significant difference on at least one occasion.But sometimes it s hard to see the signs when someone you know and love is being bullied or in an abusive situation It s hard to know how to help them Sometimes they don t say anything to anyone and feel there s nothing that can be done about it or worse, they feel they deserve the abuse.This was an interesting book with a definite and necessary message about bullying that needs to be shared I would recommend this book for pre teens on up, definitely, and I think adults will also find it relate able I loved and appreciated the message in this book I won this book in a GoodReads first reads giveaway listed by the author Veronica R Tabares Thank you Goodreads and Veronica for the opportunity to read and review this book


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About the Author: Veronica R. Tabares

Veronica R Tabares, MFA, MLIS, is a passionate award winning author on a mission to make a positive impact in people s lives through the power of storytelling Many books later and she is still fueled by the initial creative spark that started it all Writing and her love of archaeology aside, Veronica enjoys nothingthan spending quality time with her loved ones who inspire her to be her best version daily.


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