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Teagan's Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy
     

Teagan's Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy

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by Talia Jager
 
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

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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 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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012282149
Publisher:
Talia Jager
Publication date:
04/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
273,212
File size:
146 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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Teagan's Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll answer at result 6!
GatheringLeaves More than 1 year ago
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.
Countrysunset More than 1 year ago
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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parttimereader More than 1 year ago
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!
c6lovestoread More than 1 year ago
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!
Joan_Piskothy More than 1 year ago
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.