In Leah's Wake

In Leah's Wake

by Terri Giuliano Long

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BN ID: 2940012401625
Publisher: Terri Giuliano Long
Publication date: 03/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 410
File size: 482 KB

About the Author

TERRI GIULIANO LONG has written for print and online media, news and feature stories for numerous publications, including the Huffington Post, and she’s also edited technical articles. Her debut novel, In Leah’s Wake, was an acclaimed bestseller, an Amazon bestseller for over six months and ranking sixth on the Barnes & Noble Nook’s Top 100 list. In Leah’s Wake won the 2012 Global eBook Award in Popular Literature and the 2012 Indie Discovery Award in Literary Fiction. In May 2013, after teaching for seventeen years, Terri left her post at Boston College to focus on her writing and is currently hard at work on her next novel, The Lies We Tell Ourselves, a follow-up to her latest work, Until I Come Home. She lives with her family on the East Coast.

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In Leah's Wake 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 372 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read the sample of this book I was speechless. I immediatley bought the book and remained glued to it from start to finish. I could not believe it but this book was just about the exact thing we have gone through with our teenage son...especially the crazy boyfriend (in our case girlfriend) and family/adults that encouraged the behavior. I could relate and feel every emotion of the parents. I would love to thank the author for this book....while reading it I did not feel so alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was suprised how much I liked it! I have never heard of this author before, but it was a really good book.
MyFairLady718 More than 1 year ago
I read this book through the lend me option from my sister. What a great book to share! Riveting characters and storyline. Anyone who is raising or has raised teenagers can definitely relate to the family dynamics of this novel. Terri did a great job and it's hard to believe this is her debut novel. Definitely a novel worth checking out!
Gabrielle McLeod More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read in quite a while. You are instantly sucked into the book whether your famiily has experienced such a thing or not. The characters are .relatable in one way or another. I wouldnrecommend this book to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Leah's Wake is different from the type of novels I usually read, but the story sounded interesting. The issues in this book are ones most people today can relate to. The teenager feels like she's being pressured to please her parents and thinks this is unfair, so she rebels. I found it really easy to identify with this family, as I've seen similar situations in my own life with people I know. Telling the story from the perspective of different characters gives the story depth and it also helped me to understand each person's motivations. In Leah's Wake is beautifully written. It is also thought provoking. I was enthralled. I definitely recommend reading this novel.
mamak314 More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading In Leah's Wake I couldn't put it down. I found Terri Long's book to be a heart wrenching, page turning, emotional ride that brought the characters to life. It was unsettingly real in a way that demands a sequel.
RuthieR67 More than 1 year ago
In Leah's Wake grabs you in the opening pages and doesn't let go until the final chapter. The characters are so real and the story could be that of someone you know. I definitely recommend this book. Also, I'm confused about the reviews that refer to this book as being 900 pages as it's only 350 pages.
Leonita More than 1 year ago
All I can say is FINALLY a real life story about good kids that take make the wrong choices. If you have ever had to talk your teens about drugs and making choices, you should read this book and if you have a son or daughter read it as well. I love the story because it's real and honest and exemplifies how struggles in real life happens. I've walked in these shoes and felt this pain. I've lived these moments and I am happy that this author was able to play it out with her words. The struggle and crisis that families face when bad choices are made. The amazing thing about this book is how the author was able to portray the experiences of each and every family member on an intimatel personal level. Thank you for an honest look at the struggles families face when the wrong road is traveled and how bad choices are not easily corrected. Families are forever!
Sarah Kowalske More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book i recomend it!
Ashlee Smith More than 1 year ago
The author draws you in by building the kind of teenager that alot of parents and teens themselves can relate to. I would definitely recommend it!
josieJA More than 1 year ago
Great family story. I fell in love with the children.
AcaSoCal More than 1 year ago
I got about 200 pages into this book on my flight from LA to Vienna and had to switch to in flight entertainments. Way to familiar situation and much too - scary. Terri G Long had to have been awful close to this kind of story to gain insight into the details she writes about. The main character was me about 15 years ago. Tod, the boyfriend - lets just say my dad and this book's dad have a lot in common where it comes to dealing with bad boyfriends. After finishing this book i had to call my mom from my vacation just to say I was sorry for being so difficult in high school. This was a fast read and I loved Leah and Justine. These characters feel real. As a mom now, I get the parents too.
foodduck More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. It kept me interested till the end. It was one of those books I could not put down.
Susan Hansel More than 1 year ago
Very good and realistic, great read for any parent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for those parents who have teenagers or those ones close to have one! Entertaining read!
M_Moghim More than 1 year ago
I'm not one to usually read novels but this was recommended by a friend. That being said, it seriously was a really good book.
sunshine61 More than 1 year ago
Although this is the first published novel by Terri Giuliano Long, I am happy to say she had me from the moment I picked up her book,"In Leah's Wake"!!! Terri has a wonderful way of telling a story, making you feel connected to the characters in her book. You will feel as though you know Leah's parents, Zoe and Will and sister, Justine. This is a tale of a once close knit family suffering from the demons that plague many teenagers, peer pressure! You will be rooting for Zoe and Will, crying with Justine and pleading for Leah to wake up before she wastes her life, spoils her dreams or worse. A great read. I can't wait for more by TGLong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read "In Leah's Wake" by Terri Giuliano Long in just 1 day! I could not put it down. From the very beginning it drew me in and I felt a connection to the characters. In Leah's wake tells the story of love, family, and growing up. I highly recommend this book and I'll bet you'll be rooting for the Tyler family just like I was!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sucks you in at page 1. The characters - some lovable, others detestable as intended - inspire such an emotional reaction, it is impossible not to become attached. As the story unravels and Leah falls deeper into her self-destruction, you get so caught up in the life of the Tyler family you are likely to forget that they and their stories are works of fiction. This exciting page-turner is a must read for anyone who has ever had, known or been a teenager!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. If you are a family person, through Terri's fictional characters you will experience all the things that make family relationships so special and at times - so difficult. Highly recommended.
Rebecca-R More than 1 year ago
In Leah's Wake is a compelling and beautifully written character novel. It also presents a "what not to do" guide for parents of teenagers and tweens. I found it both entertaining and enlightening and sincerely hope this author has another novel or two in her!
PaulineMA More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book was amazing! A complex story with complex characters. I'm not a parent, my teen years far behind me but this story pulled me in completely. There were times when it reminded me of Go Ask Alice which I read in the 70's when the story was told from Leah's perspective. In Leah's Wake explores teen/parent issues in the current, tumultuous world. Drugs, alcohol, it also explores the impact of issues like the economy, education, pressure of athletics. So many things. At one point, I felt like it was almost too intense...partly because I'm not a parent, I guess, and not used to dealing with all these issues. As I was reading this ebook, I had to keep reminding myself that it was Terri's first book. It's fiction but I can imagine similar scenarios taking place in many households across the country. I would go so far as to suggest this is a must read for parents of teens.
E_Holly More than 1 year ago
I kept hearing about this book on Twitter. I don't buy into marketing, so I wasn't sure I believed all the hype, but a lot of people I follow were raving about it and it was only 99 cents, so I figured I'd give it a go. I have only one thing to say. WOW! This complex family story is absolutely as good as it gets! I was totally engrossed. I can't wait for her next book!!!
AJohn_ReaderMom More than 1 year ago
Three of my friends told me to buy this book because their book club read it and loved it, so I was shocked to see some negative reviews. Now that I've read it, I wonder if those reviewers read the same book, or if they even read at all! I seriously doubt it. The story looks at the problems of not only of a teenager, but her parents and the whole community. At the start of the novel, Leah's life is spiraling out of control, and we see the effect this has on the whole family and everyone around her. I was so involved in the story that I read it in one sitting! It's been ages since I've found a book that enthralled me this much! I could not put this book down! These characters are so real. You feel like you know them. And the story is one any parent can relate to! It reminded me so much of a Jodi Picoult book, with all the important issues, like parents judging each other and the way that affects the whole family. This is the best book I've read this year. Definitely a must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fabulous book!!! I was so into the characters that I actually went to bed thinking of them and woke up wondering how they were going to (hopefully ) work things out. Because I am the mother of two daughters, I so related to events and conversations. Been there. The scenario of some boy who insinuates himself into the life of a daughter/family truly resonated with me. The author really nailed it. The characters were so real and I found myself holding my breath as I was reading (please don't let Todd kill Zoe as she was lying by the side of the road!). I really enjoyed it, cover to cover. This a wonderful new writer! I can't wait for her next book!