Leslie's Journal

Leslie's Journal

by Allan Stratton
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Leslie's Journal by Allan Stratton


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550376654
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 09/02/2000
Series: Doghouse Bks.
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Allan Stratton is an award-winning and internationally published and produced novelist and playwright. His novel, Chanda's Secrets, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He lives in Toronto.

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Leslie's Journal 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it very detailed made me feel like i was leslie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a fast read for us teens. It shows how a picture perfect relationship can easily turn into a bloody battle. Although this is a fictional novel, things like this happen in real life. And possibly lead to murder or suicide. The bottom line is this is a heartbreaking novel that can teach everyday teens a lesson or two.
Tiffany97 More than 1 year ago
This book goes inside the mind of a unforgetable girl. This book is recommnded to any girl in this same sitution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an amazing read. I couldn't take my eyes away from it. The story tells of a typical and curious teenage girl, just looking for some attention. She doesn't get enough of it where she needs it, so she goes looking for it in a different place. She finally gets that attention she's wanted so badly, and she finally feels like she belongs-but is it worth it? Leslie's Journal is informative, thrilling, and riveting. It may be a very sensitive topic for some readers, but even so, it is definitely worth reading.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm in the process of reading this book. It's quite enjoyable, but I'm disappointed by a lack of maturity in the characters. This is supposed to be high school, and it feels like middle school all over again for me. Hopefully it will get better!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't really remember all the details of this book since I read it quite a while ago, but I do remember that it is excellent and really interseting! I recommend this book to all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leslie's Journal really spoke through to me. I just finished it and I thought to myself, Leslie is the voice of every girl. I admire how Leslie found the courage to confront Jason and not let his threats destroy her life. I also liked that Katie stood by her friend through everything and never betrayed a confidence. Leslie's Journal is one of the Best Books ever written. You must buy this Book!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is still one of my favorite books. It's one of those books that you hate to put down. I think that all teen girls should this just to be aware that stuff like this does happen. I hope this book gets turned into a movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A capturing story;every girl should read it,to show them just how much a guy can be cappable of. If I was a teacher in a teen issues class, this would be on my reading list. I read it in 4 hours, and I couldn't put it down. Sriously, if you are looking for a great book, pick this one up. P.S. for all you girls out there who are going through what she did, you aren't alone, it's happened to me too, and someday things will be ok, my heart goes out to all of you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book has got to be one of the best in the world. i would recomend it anyone and everyone. when you're reading this book you feel like you are leslie and you feel her pain and troubles. this book will capture you and it will stay with you forever. it is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. Every second of the book was filled with interesting thigs there is not a dull moment from the first sentence of the book to the last. I read it in one sitting. An Amazing book ...................................................................... ............................................................ The book was about a angst-ridden teen who's parents are going through the process of a brake-up. She has one friend at school and her friend hangs out with a bunch of girls who she does not like. Anyways theres a new kid at school, Jason, and everyone likes him well he asked Leslie out and of course she said yes. Well one the first date he brings her to his basement and she gets drunk and passes out. The next thing she knows he is pushing her out of his house and she realizes he had sex with her passed out body. She starts to freak out because even though she comes off as a Bas-a$$ she has not done anything more than kiss. He starts to get abusive and giving her pills so she will not fight off when they have sex. She records all of what is happening to her and a substitute reads the jornal and her boy-friend finds out he gets even worst and she brakes up with him. He starts to leave her note in her locker and stalking her. He tells her he has a picture of her passed out naked at his house. She sneaks in his house and finds other girls pictures as well as her own. She contacts one of the girls from one of the pictures and she begs Leslie to burn her picture and not tell anyone. Leslie asks the girl about the other girl from the picture and she tells her she commited suicide because she could not take Jason anymore.....I can't tell you how it ends you will have to read it for your self.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved leslie's Jornal!! The thing that go me hooked was at the begining he anger I love that in a character. The book was very interesting and it made me read it in one sitting!! I would recommend this book to and young Adult reader. It was about a girl who gets caught up with this guy and he starts to get abusive. ALSO ENJOYED: Go Ask Alice, Among The Betrayed, Every Time A Rainbow Dies, The Cage, I Have Lived A Thousand Years, If I should Die Before I Wake, Speak, Born Blue, Gathering Blue, The Giver, The Torn Skirt, Breathing Underwater, and Darkness Before Dawn, Samck, and Black Eyed Suzie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was very true. you can learn alot and it can help anyone going through what leslie went through
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leslie's journal is a vent for her encounters with her peers, family, teachers, and her new love, Jason. Her journal, however, is read by a substitute teacher and her tribulations really begin. Will she, can she break away from Jason? Can she break out of the bad girl image with the help of her friend, Katie? Will Katie help Leslie in her most desperate hour? Read Leslie's Journal and seek out the answer to these questions. This is a compelling book which brings to life the struggles of an outcast with emotional problems. The book is frank and to the point with nothing left out. The language, though rough, makes the book believable and sheds some light on socialization at the high school level. I enjoyed the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first read the title of this book i knew it would be interesting.once i picked up this book i could not put it down.i read this book over and over again.i eventually had to take it back to my school library though, but i now want to buy it.i would recommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me realize that i dont have to put up with what i am when i read this book i saw my life and it scared me in a way but in a way it was cool i think every one should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
oh my god!This book talks about how leslie stands up for herself and writting it all down in her journal.This book also talks about real issues that are really happening today. the author made the story seem so real like a movie or t.v show.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rented this book from the library at my high school. I just picked it because we had a time limit and i needed a book to write a review on. However, the moment I opened the book, I knew I was going to love it. The way he captured the feelings of a teenaged girl was amazing, he made the book come alive with truth, and this is my favorite book!! I highly encourage you to read this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was absolutley amazing. It's not very long, I had it done within a day. But the way he wrote the characters was amazing. It is definitly worth your time to read Leslie's Journal. It's the story of a girl named Leslie who has to write in a dumb English journal for her English class, and through that journal she writes down exactly everything that happens between her and her new boyfriend, Jason, who is secretly abusing her. A story of triumph and tragedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I've read so far! It about Leslie and how she meets this boy who 'sweeps her off her feet' and he stalks her and stuff. A very good book for teens and even pre-teens!