Dear Jo

Dear Jo

The Story of Losing Leah--and Searching for Hope

Book - 2007
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Maxine and Leah used to have so much fun chatting with boys online. Their other friends were jealous of their new relationships, and their parents were oblivious to the love notes being emailed back and forth. So what if Max and Leah lied about their ages and where they lived ... it was just a website ... just for fun. But when Leah disappeared, Max realized that they weren't the only ones telling lies online. Through her daily journal entries, Max shares the horrible feeling of betrayal, the crushing loss of Leah, and the struggle to move on after all that has happened. A list of internet safety tips for readers (and parents and teachers) is included in the final pages of the book.
Publisher: Montréal : Lobster Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9781897073513
Characteristics: 188 p. ;,20 cm.


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Feb 03, 2018

The book talks about a victim of an online predator in a young child's perspective, specifically, the victim's best friend. It is very deepening but starts out as a group of 12 year old girls wanting to have fun. The narrator describes her parents as overprotective and unable to understand her. They won't even let her have computer access in the house. But her best friend, Leah, gets away with more. She can go on chat rooms and her parents are less strict. One day, something tragic happens and that's when the Internet predator thing starts going on.

Oct 06, 2012

this is the most touching book i ever read!!!!!

Jun 04, 2012

this is a great book! this teaches you a great lesson

Aug 14, 2011


Jun 11, 2011

One of the most touching books I've ever read!!! It's so sad, I (and I'm serious) cried. But it happens everyday. It's a great way to tell people to be aware, but not in a lecture way, but an interesting way.

CuteAngel123 Jun 07, 2011

This book was really sad and depressing but a wonderful book.

May 26, 2011

This was a very sad and depressing book, but I liked how the reader can follow everything that Maxine is feeling, and at the end it is very hopeful, and the reader feels that hope. I got excited over every little sign of her feeling better. It teaches a really good lesson.

Apr 30, 2011

An amazing story. I found it very depressing, but I guess that's what reality did to Maxine. Teaches a great lesson on internet safety and suspicion. I like the journal/diary entry form of writing. Very well written.

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