Teagan's Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy [NOOK Book]

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Teagan Kavanagh’s life is shattered when her parents are killed in a car accident. She must move in with her brother and is forced to attend public school for the first time in her life. As if starting a new school her junior year wasn’t hard enough, she continues to battle epilepsy and the constant unknown of when and where her next seizure will occur. As this new chapter in her life opens, she gets more than she bargained for. Torn between ...
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Overview

Teagan Kavanagh’s life is shattered when her parents are killed in a car accident. She must move in with her brother and is forced to attend public school for the first time in her life. As if starting a new school her junior year wasn’t hard enough, she continues to battle epilepsy and the constant unknown of when and where her next seizure will occur. As this new chapter in her life opens, she gets more than she bargained for. Torn between playing it safe and risking her life to be normal, Teagan must make a life changing decision.

Teagan's Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy is approximately 62,900 words.

Teagan's Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy is recommended for grade 8 and up.

This book previously published under the title Teagan's Story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012282149
  • Publisher: Talia Jager
  • Publication date: 4/17/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 596,432
  • File size: 137 KB

Meet the Author

Talia Jager has been writing since high school. Her passion has always been young adult drama. She lives in Texas with her husband, 5 kids, and 2 dogs.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Mlp characters!

    Rainbow dash apple jack fluttershy twilight sparkle derpy hooves doctor whooves rarity princess luna princess cadence shining armor colgate spike spitfire princess celestia nightmare moon chrysalis discord sombra the maneiac trixie granny smith applebloom sweetiebell scootaloo big mac serberus babs seed octavia dj pon-3 prince blueblood berry punch bonbon lyra heartstrings diamond tiara silver spoon (more like silver SHOVEL!) sunset shimmer flash century carrot top mrs cheerilee and alot of others that i forgot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    To teagan

    Hi im Emily and i have a crush on this guy named Dustin. Ok so one day i was walking out from school and he asked me if he would walk me home. I said yes and we did. We talked and talked then finally he said he likes me i was so happy. I went home and told my mom and she was so happy. Then one day he is with his friends and he says hi to me nicely and holds my books but then his friends snickered and told him something so he dropped my books on the floor and was mean to me from then on. After a week he starts to be nice to me but he isnt with his friends any more. I was really confused so i didnt tk to him for 2 weeks.I still have feelings for Dustin but i want to know if he is just messing with me and if he isnt wat should i do to tell him im sorry for ignoring him. Reply to Emily

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    To Teagan

    I have a crush on a boy. We only see each other once a week, because i'm homeschooled, and this is how he acts around me:<br>
    We have tons of things in common, and when we see each other we love to talk about it.<p>
    He likes to hang out with me more than his guy friend.<p>
    He frequently texts me in the morning, saying hello and good morning.<p>
    He says he loves to text me.<p>
    When we couldn't see each other a week before, (because of the bad weather) he couldn't stop saying how mad he was that it had to be canceled.<p>
    He'll text me randomly in the day, just saying hi.<p>
    He says i'm nice.<p>
    When we couldn't see each other a week before, he texted me he was counting down the days until he could see me again. <p>
    He begged his mom to let me come over soon. I saw.<p>
    Does he like me? I'm only in seventh grade. Respond to Darka.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Help

    Therr is a girl on my basketball team who plays the same position as me. You might think cool whatever but she has bern tormenting me since second grade last year which the girls in my class call the drama year there was another girl who i will call sara was the cause of everything. The other girl who i will call natalie called me her friend then turned her back on me. My mom said to try to make fiends with her but every time she walks in the door of the same room I am I get a feeling inside of me i can only describe as hot raw anger. I need a way to get back at her reply to emma

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Teagan to Emily

    I'll answer at result 6!

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

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    touching and inspirational

    Teagan's Story: Her Battle with Epilepsy
    By: Talia Jager
    ASIN: B004OA6K4M
    Published: February 16, 2011
    Available Format: ebook

    My Rating: ?????

    Goodreads' Synopsis: Teagan Kavanagh's life is shattered when her parents are killed in a car accident. She must move in with her brother and is forced to attend public school for the first time in her life. As if starting a new school her junior year wasn't hard enough, she continues to battle epilepsy and the constant unknown of when and where her next seizure will occur. As this new chapter in her life opens, she gets more than she bargained for. Torn between playing it safe and risking her life to be normal, Teagan must make a life changing decision.

    Out of Talia's teen dramas, this one is definitely my favorite. I think it has a lot to do with my fascination with psychology and the brain, and since this is about epilepsy, it is all about the brain. I knew quite a bit about epilepsy from having a psychology degree, but I did learn quite a few new things and got a new perspective of the personal side of the disease. I absolutely cannot imagine having to deal with the things this character faced each and every day. It was touching and inspirational.

    While I still think Jager could make some slight adjustments to her writing style (again we are in first person and things can be quite literal at times), I think I have really gotten comfortable with her technique at this point. The only major issue I had through this novel was the chemistry between Zander and Teagan. For a young man, Zander is extremely serious and at times struck me as a bit stalkerish (telling Teagan he "longed" to hold her). It just didn't feel quite authentic for an eighteen-year-old guy to speak to a girl that way. I understand they knew each other for a while, but I just wish the dialogue had been much more casual. I think it would have made things feel more natural between the two.

    Other than that, this book was fantastic! I was completely absorbed in Teagan's life and all she had to endure. I was sympathetic toward her and her family and friends. I laughed, I cried, and I was dying to know if she was going to opt for surgery and what the outcome would be. I think, aside from an entertaining read, this book could be extremely helpful for young people who are facing this disease or anyone that would like to understand more about the personal struggles that come along with it-friends, caretakers, teachers, etc. Although it is a work of fiction, it is extremely realistic and I have no doubt the experiences and emotions Teagan faces are very much a reality for the epileptic individual.

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

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    Wonderful teenage medical drama

    Would you play it safe and follow dr's orders for a life filled with uncertainty or would you risk it all by having a life-altering surgery that could possibly end in your death? These are the questions that are answered in "Teagan's Story."

    This is the story of Teagan Kavanaugh, a 16 year old teen, as she deals with the daily struggle of having epilepsy. The tragic loss of her parents sends her into alot of new situations where she must deal with others and their reactions to her illness. Follow her journey as she finds and makes new friends, makes tough medical decisions, and falls in love with the man of her dreams.

    Talia Jager has a wonderful talent for these medical dramas, especially when young adults are concerned. Her characters and descriptions of going to drs offices and hospitals are so real-life. Also, the relationship between Connor and Teagan is so touching. You can really feel the connection between brother and sister just jumping off the page.

    I really enjoyed this story and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a teen medical drama. Talia Jager has really captured my attention with her stories!!

    This book was graciously provided to me by it's author for my honest opinion.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    For readers of all ages!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I couldn't stop reading it. I wanted to see what was going to happen next.

    I learned a lot about epilepsy and how it affects a person physically, emotionally and socially. I have never thought about the limitations of this disease. It was very educational for me.

    This book shows how Teagan deals with her limitations and how she struggles with growing up, tries to become independent and makes life changing decisions.

    Readers of all ages will truly enjoy this book!

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    Highly recommended- inspiring story

    This is a great book that talks about a teenager with epilepsy. The story is well written, the plot is gripping, the character inspiring. Loved it!

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    Unbelievable....Could not put down....Highly Recomended

    Talia is an excellent writer for young adults...
    This book told the story of a young girl named Teagan who had to overcome a disability her whole life. She showed strenth, endurance and spirit.
    I would recommend all young girls or even mothers of young children with a disablilty to read this book.

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    Posted May 2, 2011

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    Posted July 9, 2011

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