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K My Name Is Kendra chapter 1 K My Name Is Kendra, meaning K My Name Is Kendra, genre K My Name Is Kendra, book cover K My Name Is Kendra, flies K My Name Is Kendra, K My Name Is Kendra 5ca98301d9c7a Fifteen Year Old Kendra James Life Begins To Spiral Out Of Control With The Return Of Her Long Lost Runaway Sister Meisha, And The Visit Of A Young Celebrity Uncle With Questionable Intentions Things Take A Particular Turn For The Worse When That Uncle Exploits Kendra S Loneliness And Untreated Depression And Makes A Move On Her That Sends Her World Into A Tailspin From Which She S Not Sure She Ll Ever Recover Will She Survive This Tragedyor Will She Hit Rock Bottom Before Anyone Even Notices A 2011 Breakthrough Novel Award Semi Finalist


10 thoughts on “K My Name Is Kendra

  1. says:

    This review was originally posted on As Told By TinaK My Name Is Kendra packs an emotional punch, one that leaves you wantingand wishing it had lasted a little longer.The writing of K My Name Is Kendra was probably my favorite thing about the story It felt personal and it made me care about Kendra as if she was my little sister I felt a personal connection with Kendra because of the writing I also have to say I was hooked on the story after the first couple pages and after that I couldn This review was originally posted on As Told By TinaK My Name Is Kendra packs an emotional punch, one that leaves you wantingand wishing it had lasted a little longer.The writing of K My Name Is Kendra was probably my favorite thing about the story It felt personal and it made me care about Kendra as if she was my little sister I felt a personal connection with Kendra because of the writing I also have to say I was hooked on the story after the first couple pages and after that I couldn t put it down The only complaint I have about the writing was that at time throughout the story, I felt like it was disjointed I wasn t entirely sure why I felt like this but I felt like parts of the story were missing that would ve made this a 4 even 5 star read for me One thing I wish had been answered in the story was the poem that started it all I wanted to know what exactly triggered this snowball of events What did the poem say I know why it was written but I personally wanted to read the poem to get a better feel for Kendra Kendra is our main character obviously and I have to say that I thought she was strong besides being na ve but again what fifteen year old girl isn t I felt like despite how much she had gone through she was stronger then she knew I also liked the side characters and which I could ve gotten a littleof them throughout the story I have to say that my other favorite thing about the story was the ending It wasn t your typical happy ending and for once I was totally okay with that I felt that made the storyrealistic and it made me feel better about the story I say this because I didn t want everything tied up nice and neat into a perfect box and handed to me at the end of the story The situation that Kendra goes through that was something that couldn t be neatly taken care so quickly And the author definitely handled that appropriately Overall, I look forward to readingby Kamichi because this story was beautiful even if it was short I feel like K My Name Is Kendra may resonate with me for a long time This book maybe short but like I mentioned it packs a big punch and you should give it a try JUST AN FYI I will have to say that this story may not be suitable for some because of the material but it doesn t go into extreme detail


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    This book gives us a look inside the mind of fifteen year old Kendra, an aspiring author whose poem brings her mental state into question Then, the sudden reappearance of her sister Meisha, after a ten year absence, brings a long standing family mystery to the fore Meanwhile, Kendra must learn to cope with her mother s rigid rules, a mix up with her friend Nita, the persistent attention of cute Deondre, a close call with one of her brother s associates, unwanted advances from her uncle, and th This book gives us a look inside the mind of fifteen year old Kendra, an aspiring author whose poem brings her mental state into question Then, the sudden reappearance of her sister Meisha, after a ten year absence, brings a long standing family mystery to the fore Meanwhile, Kendra must learn to cope with her mother s rigid rules, a mix up with her friend Nita, the persistent attention of cute Deondre, a close call with one of her brother s associates, unwanted advances from her uncle, and the family conflict resulting from Meisha s return The one thing keeping her grounded is her writing sessions with her English teacher But things will have to get worse before they can get any better.Kendra has an authentic teenage voice and displays just the right amount of naivety for her age You often feel like grabbing her by the shoulders, shaking her, and saying, What were you thinking And then giving her a hug and asking her why she didn t talk to anyone about it I just wish we got the chance to read the poem that started it all Even though she hints at having suicidal thoughts, Kendra doesn t seem to have any problems until after the initial scene An emotional look at family secrets and the damage they can cause.Includes reading group discussion questions at the end.Warnings sexual references, sexual assault not explicit.I received this book in return for an honest review.Full blog post 3 April


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    It s amazing how one innocent change in plans can can trigger a whole series of disastrous events that tear a family apart Kendra just needs someone to talk to, an adult who will listen without judgment is it too much to ask It seems so, and as her story unravels, the complications in her family life seem to become unbearable and she needs a reliable adultthan ever Jackson uses first person narrative to allow Kendra to express her feelings and share her life in a way the makes it eas It s amazing how one innocent change in plans can can trigger a whole series of disastrous events that tear a family apart Kendra just needs someone to talk to, an adult who will listen without judgment is it too much to ask It seems so, and as her story unravels, the complications in her family life seem to become unbearable and she needs a reliable adultthan ever Jackson uses first person narrative to allow Kendra to express her feelings and share her life in a way the makes it easy for readers to develop an emotional connection to her as a realistic character with problems and dreams much like the teen readers this book will reach and support Readers will make an immediate connection to Kendra and follow her struggles, hopeful that she will find a way to deal with the trauma in her life and the lives of those she loves, and if readers are having similar difficulties in their own lives, look to her as an example This is a great title for discussion groups in a variety of settings, and Jackson provides thought provoking questions that are appropriate for teens and will help them express their own thoughts and concerns not only about Kendra s story, but perhaps their own Adults working in settings with teens in abusive situations will find a window to teen perspective in this engaging story as well


  4. says:

    I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.Realistic YA can be both really fun and really exasperating I feel like I spend most of my brain energy going Ahhh.why would you do that at teenage main character and this book was no different.That being said, I really enjoyed this book It was interesting and honest and sometimes really difficult to read And it was so difficult to be reading about terrible events that you could see coming and not being able I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.Realistic YA can be both really fun and really exasperating I feel like I spend most of my brain energy going Ahhh.why would you do that at teenage main character and this book was no different.That being said, I really enjoyed this book It was interesting and honest and sometimes really difficult to read And it was so difficult to be reading about terrible events that you could see coming and not being able to tell Kendra what was going on and how to avoid bad people and situations This book definitely gave me a new perspective on what a lot of teenagers go through My own up bringing was so different, so it was good for me to read this and expand my worldview a bit.I enjoyed this book a lot, but I think it s going to haunt me for awhile


  5. says:

    Book Review originally published here www.iheartreading.net book tour book K My Name is Kendra is an emotional rollercoaster of a book, with a heart breaking storyline and a heroine you can t help but root for, and whose tragic circumstances make you want to hug her and not let go.Kendra is a fifteen year old girl whose life spirals out of control due to the return of her runaway sister Meisha, and the visit of a young celebrity uncle with questionable motives Kendra feels like a very reali Book Review originally published here www.iheartreading.net book tour book K My Name is Kendra is an emotional rollercoaster of a book, with a heart breaking storyline and a heroine you can t help but root for, and whose tragic circumstances make you want to hug her and not let go.Kendra is a fifteen year old girl whose life spirals out of control due to the return of her runaway sister Meisha, and the visit of a young celebrity uncle with questionable motives Kendra feels like a very realistic character, painfully honest in the way she thinks about herself and the people surrounding her, a little bit naive which is not unusual at that age, but most importantly, a lot stronger than she gives herself credit for.The writing is captivating and easy to get lost in, and before long, I found myself part of Kendra s world I recognized a lot of my younger self in Kendra and the way she saw the world


  6. says:

    Gave a great depiction of a unique family Interesting and captivating Mysterious and suspenseful Kept me guessing and speculating Likeable characters Looking forward toby Kamichi Jackson


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