Everything I Couldn't Tell My Mother by Pauleanna ReidEverything I Couldn't Tell My Mother by Pauleanna Reid

Everything I Couldn't Tell My Mother

byPauleanna Reid

Paperback | February 29, 2016

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Everything I Couldn’t Tell My Mother is a coming-of-age story for any woman who

has ever questioned her sexual maturity and readiness, stayed silent at a time when

she should have spoken up or accepted treatment that was less than what she

Aaliyah Panarese is the teenage daughter of successful, overprotective parents who

want the best for her but rarely consider her hopes and dreams. Under the matriarchal

rules of her abusive mother, Aaliyah is expected to, without question, follow in

her footsteps and attend law school after she graduates from high school. Frustrated

and too cowardly to express her dreams of becoming a writer, she escapes life’s harsh

realities by journaling heartfelt letters to her mother inside a diary, hoping that one

day they will be the keys to rebuilding trust and

strengthening the emotional connection that is lacking between them.

In a desperate attempt to nd her voice, and feel accepted and loved, she befriends

Stacy, Tonja and Manny—the most rebellious girls at her school. Aaliyah follows the

crowd, breaks her parents’ rules and is quickly thrown into a battlefield marked with

peer pressure, self-loathing, sexual discovery and broken friendships. Her journey

takes dramatic twists and turns while delivering a cautionary tale that is grounded in

the reality of what it is to be a teenager in today’s instant-access generation.



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Title:Everything I Couldn't Tell My MotherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:418 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.85 inPublished:February 29, 2016Publisher:Meraki House PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0995007519

ISBN - 13:9780995007512

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Table of Contents

Preface viiSynopsis xiChapter One 13Chapter Two 33Chapter Three 53Chapter Four 67Chapter Five 87Chapter Six 111Chapter Seven 131Chapter Eight 149Chapter Nine 167Chapter Ten 187Chapter Eleven 197Chapter Twelve 229Chapter Thirteen 239Chapter Fourteen 251Chapter Fifteen 261Chapter Sixteen 283Chapter Seventeen 295Chapter Eighteen 311Chapter Nineteen 329Chapter Twenty 349Chapter Twenty-One 361Chapter Twenty-Two 381Chapter Twenty-Three 393Chapter Twenty-Four 399