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Damaged: Natalie's Story [Kindle Edition]

Talia Jager
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Natalie Jarrett is a seventeen-year-old girl who falls in love with the wrong boy. When she finds herself in the hospital after one of his violent attacks, she can no longer turn a blind eye. Suffering from severe injuries, her doctor tells her she will never be the same again. Although injured and feeling guilty, alone, scared and most of all, damaged, everyone seems to expect her to return quickly to her normal life – but how can she bounce back when she blames herself for all that’s gone wrong?

Damaged: Natalie's Story is approximately 82,500 words.

Damaged: Natalie's Story is recommended for grade 9 and up.

This book previously published under the title Natalie's Story.


Product Details

  • File Size: 564 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003X4M6R0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ! July 30, 2010
By Laurie
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This is an amazing story, it touches some real issues that can affect young girls, and brings light upon a sad but "real" subject.I couldn't stop reading! It made me feel so many emotions, touched my heart and moved me to tears..AS a mom of 3 daughters it made me aware of how real domestic abuse is, at any age. I think that this is a story for all age groups. A real eye-opener!!The author told a great story and touched all the areas of domestic violence, and how many people deal with the pain after being in a bad relationship. Very Knowledgeable! Highly recommend.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story! September 25, 2010
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I loved this book, could not put it down. The characters felt so real you could not help but feel for them and hope for a happy ending to their story. Great book for mothers and their teens, could foster good conversation! I can't wait for this author to publish another book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After Reading This You Will Never Forget Natalie! August 18, 2010
By Brook
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I have just finished reading Natalie's Story.

This novel has an incredible emotional impact!

It is the story of a courageous teen girl whose relationship with an abusive boyfriend forces her to cope with many tough traumatic events.

As I read this book I came to truly care for Natalie and found myself rooting for Natalie as she struggled to find respect, dignity, peace of mind, love, happiness, and a normal life. After reading this story, I don't think I'll ever forget Natalie.

The book touches on many real-life topics - teen friendships, teen romance, abusive relationships, young motherhood, family life, and alcoholism.

The story is quite an emotional rollercoaster. I was devastated by Natalie's tragedies but elated by Natalie's triumphs.

If you're interested in a great story, great characters, and a work that will inspire you to be the best person you can possibly be, then nothing could be better than to read this!

You will never forget Natalie's Story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book about issues December 29, 2012
By Cam*38
Format:Kindle Edition
I recommend Damaged, and The Footbridge for people who understand the challenges of high school and especially for people who are in abusive relationships. Both books share heart wrenching love stories. Damaged is about a girl who is the subject of physical abuse from the boy she loves, The Footbridge is about a girl who is ignored by the boy she loves. These books are serious, but still fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended teen drama!!! May 26, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Come follow a teen's most important battle of her life!

This story starts out with Natalie Jarrett and Josh Kory, two high school teens, meeting, dating, and falling in love. At least, Natalie thought it was love until Josh suddenly turns very abusive and drags her though a very tumultuous relationship.

Tragedy strikes and Natalie must rely on her family and friends to totally rebuild her life. Her sister, Miranda, having a similar past, is very influential in her days of recovery from Josh's brutal attack. Follow her journey as she faces many trials and tribulations before she can finally put the pieces back together and find peace within herself and love in the end.

This is the fourth book of Talia Jager's that I have read, and I must say that I am totally impressed. She writes such strong and dramatic story lines with her teen characters. Her descriptions are very vivid and you feel as if you are right there with them.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys teen dramas! This is a definite must-read!!

This book was graciously provided to me by it's author for my honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotionally Beautiful February 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Natalie's story is very touching. It shows just how true the phrase Love is blind really is. Natalie believes in Josh's love for her so strongly that she doesn't see the danger until it's too late. Natalie's life changes so drastically in such a short time that she has trouble dealing with it. Her thoughts and emotions are so honest that the reader can feel them as well. It's a heart wrenching story of love, family and friendship. Though it's not based on a true story, it is a very serious and true situation for a lot of young teenagers who refuse to reach out and ask for help. I read the story in one sitting as I was intrigued by young Natalie and what she was going through, I spent two out of three hours crying my eyes out. Talia Jager wrote a beautiful story sharing her characters emotions through her words and built up much anticipation as Natalie strived to change her life for the better. I recommend this beautiful story to all the readers out there and I am greatly anticipating reading "Teagan's Story", I have no doubts that it will just as emotionally beautiful as this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars natalies strong story September 5, 2010
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this book is truely amazing. i want to read it again and again. they should make a movie out of it so everyone can feel the great impact of this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Emotional, heartfelt story April 15, 2014
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This book started off somewhat iffy for me. It seemed to be lacking details. But once the author got to the heart of Natalie`s story, I couldn't put this book down. I cried, laughed, and felt everything the main character Natalie felt. I definitely recommend this book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Great book. Really hit home with me. Made me laugh and made me cry, so I would recommend this to everyone
Published 8 months ago by tori
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is life relating!
this is an amazing book🙌 this book shows real life problems that maybe some people could relate to. this books shows that it's okay to go & get help before it's too late.
Published 8 months ago by amari spann
5.0 out of 5 stars Most amazing book
This book left me speechless. It has everything anyone would want in a book. I can't believe more people haven't read it. Read more
Published 10 months ago by N.j.r
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful
This is a good story to make teens aware of domestic abuse. Really good. Loved it recommended very much. Not for younger kids because it is graphic.
Published 10 months ago by Macy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read that deals with sensitive issues
I totally loved this book!
Talia Jager writes a story that pulls at your heart strings regarding issues of abuse. Read more
Published 12 months ago by NM
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing
This is by far the most heartfelt book I've ever read. From beginning to end I was hooked. I felt connected to all the characters and apart of their lives. Read more
Published 16 months ago by carlie
5.0 out of 5 stars Very realistic
Very informative n although sad ended very positively would recommend to ne 1 that's dealing w/some of the same issues
Published 17 months ago by courtney madenford
5.0 out of 5 stars My opinion
This was a really good book. It kept me interested throughout the whole book. I would recommend this book to all woman and teens.
Published 19 months ago by Shania
5.0 out of 5 stars Abuse:(
This book was SO good. It had me in tears. What Natalie went through was horrible. If you or anyone you know is getting abused by their boy/girlfriend then speak up! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Shannon Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
This book is definitely going onto my top ten favorite books! I really really enjoyed every word of this book!
Published 21 months ago by bella prosper
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More About the Author

When Talia isn't hiding in the bathroom from her six children munching on a chocolate bar, she enjoys hiking the red rocks in Utah or sitting on the beach with a Kindle in her hands and her toes in the ocean.

Talia has written a number of books for young adults, including Damaged: Natalie's Story, Teagan's Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy, If I Die Young, Secret Bloodline, Lost and Found, and The Gifted Teens Series. Connect with Talia online at http://www.taliajager.com

She co-wrote The Between Worlds Series and Mesmerized with Julia Crane. She has also contributed to two short story collections, The Halloween Collection and The Holiday Collection from the Indie Eclective. She hopes to have her next book out by the end of 2013.

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