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Overview

Crowded halls filled with noisy teenagers. Teachers, homework, and never-ending tests. Hanging with friends, dating boys, gossip, and preparing for the future. Isn't that what high school is supposed to be all about?Carly Boyles was once popular and dated the Captain of the football team. She wanted to be like any other fifteen-year-old teenage girl at Lakeport Central High School, but Taylor Ryans changed everything. Two weeks after their break-up, Carly can't find a reason to live after she finds her best friend Staci Garrison; hanging all over her ex-boyfriend Taylor Ryans. Carly decides to take matters into her own hands, but is it more than just the break-up that has her world falling apart?The rules no longer apply between two best friends when a boy comes between their once forever-friendship since elementary school. One phone message changes everything and Carly's world is shattered to pieces. Will she find a reason to live? Will she tell the one secret that is killing her from the inside out? Talk To Me is a gripping tale of one girl's life that will never be the same again...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541098442
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/31/2016
Series: HELP ME! , #2
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Donna M. Zadunajsky started out writing children's books before she accomplished and published her first novel, Broken Promises, in June 2012. She then has written several more novels and her first novella, HELP ME!, which is a subject about suicide and bullying.
She is currently working on a novel series, which she had completed three books, Family Secrets, Hidden Secrets, and Twisted Secrets.

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Talk To Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite As a teenager in high school, this should be the best time of your life. In high school there is so much to explore and experience, from parties and hanging out with your friends to discovering a new outlook on your future, but instead this can also be the scariest, most uncertain, and lowest time of a teenager’s life. Talk To Me: HELP ME! Book 2 by Donna M. Zadunajsky deals with the essence of the social issues that affect the life of a teenager. While this is a true account of the lives that our teenagers are living today, when reading this book parents must be aware that some of the material is for mature audiences. Carly Boyles feels that her world is falling apart. Her friend, Mick Connors, is a cutter. Taylor Ryans is her ex-boyfriend who not only caused a wedge between her and her best friend, Staci Garrison, but he's also a rapist. Carly discovered that not only did he rape her, but he raped her best friend, Staci, who later hanged herself. What should she do? Who will be his next victim? Who should she tell? Should she keep what she knows to herself? Would they believe her or blame her? So many questions and conflicting emotions are running through Carly’s mind and body; what would you do? This book brings to light the epidemic affecting our children and youth every day. It has been estimated that within their personal circle a teenager is aware of at least one teen living a depressed existence or a life full of anxiety. Of those within the same circle that have either thought of or have attempted suicide, some succeed. According to healthychildren.org, at least 90% of the 15-24-year-olds that commit suicide experience some type of mental illness, behavior or alcohol, drug, sexual or physical abuse problems. Despite the traumatic accounts contained in this book, I'm glad that Donna M. Zadunajsky is continuing her efforts to bring these horrific details to the forefront. Readers will also find some questions and resources that they can use immediately to help one deal with the after-effects of rape.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Talk To Me is the story of a young girl who is faced with a decision to end her life over a mistake to only have a heartbreaking ending. Carly Boyles was a popular girl who was dating Taylor Ryans who was the captain of the football team until Taylor changed everything about their relationship. With it being two weeks after the incident with Taylor, Carley discovers that her best friend, Staci has the same secret but kills herself in the process of dealing with the aftermath of what had happened. As Carley deals with losing Staci, she tries to overdose on pills but is caught in time by her mother before doing much damage to her system. With Carley in the hospital recovering from the overdose, a chance to leave for a day to attend Staci's funeral will bring more revelations and a setback for Carley. As Carley continues to recover, something will happen to Carley that everything will be finally reveled on what Taylor did to her and to Staci. With everything out in the public, Carley thinks she can be free from that secret but to only have a heartbreaking ending to this story. Wow is all I can say about this story with all the emotions that come with it, it truly is a great story that needs to be in high schools everywhere. I wasn't expecting how it all ended which will make you tear up for what happens to Carley in the end but the thing that got me the most was how true of a story this can be for anyone. I personally think this book needs to be in schools where it could help out a person who just might get the help they need before anything truly bad happens. Thank You to Donna M. Zadunajsky for writing a fantastic book in this series! I received this book from the Author in exchange for a honest review!