Treacherous Love: The Diary Of An Anonymous Teenager

Treacherous Love: The Diary Of An Anonymous Teenager

by Beatrice Sparks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062012777
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/18/2010
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 717,591
File size: 236 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Beatrice Sparks is a family and adolescent therapist who edited the diary that formed the basis for Go Ask Alice, and has since edited many diaries on topics such as gangs, AIDS, and teen pregnancy in the 1988 Annie's Baby. She lives in Provo, UT.

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September 9th–Monday–1:15 a.m.

I just woke up with a cold spooky feeling running through me. At first I couldn't figure out what it was and pulled myself deeper under my covers and put my pillow over my head, but the shivers just got worse . . . then I realized Mom and Dad were fighting again! I HATE IT . . . HATE IT . . . HATE IT . . . when they do that!

I can't understand a single bit of what they are saying, but the feelings come through like giant rocks and electric shocks and fire darts. I want it to stop!!! Stop!!! Stop!!! I hate it! And I hate them for doing it! I don't really hate them. Actually, I want, with all my might, to run into their room and snuggle up in their bed with them. Me in the middle being kissed and hugged and spoiled like when I was little.

Whatever happened to our loving, happy little family that used to play hide-and-seek in the house and have picnics on the floor in front of the fireplace on rainy days? And do all the fun nice things that we always used to do? Like talk and talk and talk and talk.

Monday–7:00 a.m.

My stupid old alarm clock just woke me up with its stupid old song, "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning." It's hardly that! My pillow is all wet and soggy with tears and I'm as tired as if I had just climbed Mount Everest. I guess I cried myself to sleep again last night. I hate that!

Monday–7:36 a.m.

I just got out of the shower and finished drying my hair and I AM SO EMBARRASSED! How could I have felt all those horrible hating things about Mom and Dad last night?

As the warm bubbly water splashed and gurgled overmy body it washed all the badness away and made me think more like a sane person instead of like a dumb little kid. They have a right to disagree about things just like I do! They aren't clones. They don't have to just say "yes sir" or "yes ma'am" to each other to death about every little thing. Bridget and I sometimes have almost screaming matches over who played the best at some of our hockey games and other stuff that's not all that important, so why couldn't Mom and Dad have just been arguing about a movie they'd seen or Mom's alcoholic sister Meg, who comes by occasionally and drives us all crazy, or . . . there are a million things . . . oh, I'm such a worrywart, look-for-trouble, negative, dumbhead sometimes.

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Treacherous Love: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book,but what teen would fall for their techer? *makes face of disgust* and what teen gets in their teachers car? *more disgust faces* it was good though really good!!!! p.s don't fall in love with your teachers you may end up like her :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes you realize just how vulnerable children are. How they can be taken advantage of so easily by simply not knowing any better. They wouldn't know because they have not lived long enough to know. Anyone who has a child will appreciate this book, so that you can be aware of what might happen and why. Jennie trys the best she can and it makes you wonder if that had been you, would the same thing occur? Youth is a mixed up time and what is going on in parents lives will effect children as well, it is just so unfortunate. The thing I wonder the most is: How is Jennie doing today?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A whiney 14 year old, nothing interesting even with the villainous Mr. J makes his move. Wish i could get a refund, awful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was gonna be great, but it was so lame and such a waste of money, I should've read the reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love most of the books edited by Beatrice Sparks, but this one wasn't as good in my opinion. I was excited when I read the excerpt, but after reading it, my excitement quickly faded. This wasn't a bad book, but nothing really substantial happens until the last 20 pages at most. The narrator is kind of whiny, yet boring to listen to. This is a good book for a trip in the car, or a lazy few hours. It's a fast read and took me roughly 2 hours to finish it.
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tHeBo0kWOrM More than 1 year ago
Well this book wasn't that interesting. But if you read it you can notice how the main characher feels, but the main character keeps whining and things. And reaading this book makes me realaize that there are people out there who are offenders-even teachers,but it was sick the way jennie liked a way older TEACHER. ~yours truley the bookworm
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Emilyann More than 1 year ago
I waited a long time for this book and it turned out to be a bit of a let down. The main character Jennie's constant whinning is irritating and I found her to be a bit nieve. It's a slow in the beginging and takes awhile to get to what the book is about, her and Mr. Johnstone. Overall I liked the idea for the book (a student/teacher relationship) but it wasn't executed well.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing...i couldn't put it down..i somehow found myself reading it while doin chores..lol...i borrowed it from my cousin..i never gave it back!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great start to the book.I have been wanting to read this book for a long time but, have not been able to find it in a another book store but, now that I have found it I think I'm going to buy it.