My True Story of Being Seduced by An Online Predator

Book - 2010
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In six words, an instant message changed Alexis forever.

After a rocky junior year of high school, Alexis Singer was lonely, stressed out, and vulnerable--the ideal target for an older man with bad intentions. When a message popped up on her computer screen one night from a message board acquaintance, she could never have known that by responding she was making a choice that would change her forever.

By posing as a friend and confidant, the man gave Alexis the attention she desperately craved and weaseled his way into her life in an unimaginable way. Within weeks, Alexis was sucked into an emotionally dependent relationship, engaging in cybersex and sending him explicit photos of herself. Somewhere along the way, she lost who she was and put her dreams for the future, relationships with friends and family, and psychological well-being on the line.

'Not much about that first online conversation we had sticks out in my head except for his surprising interest in me. I probably would have forgotten about it if it weren't for that. I would have dismissed him as just another creep.'

Because Truth Is More Fascinating Than Fiction

Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : HCI Teens, c2010
ISBN: 9780757315299
Branch Call Number: 306.70285092 SIN 2010
Characteristics: 163 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Reber, Deborah


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Jan 29, 2015


Jul 16, 2012

Alexis Singer was a lonely high school student. Her parents are divorced and she has recently broken up with her boyfriend. So when an older man she had become acquainted with via an Internet message board begins to flirt with her via email, Alexis is flattered and returns the attention. Things develop quickly, with sexting, inappropriate pictures and him exposing himself via webcam.

This is a true story, part of the Louder Than Words series from Health Communications Inc. Each book is the autobiographical story from someone who has gone through a typical teen problem. Do not expect titillating details, bodice ripping or porn. This book is about the emotional impact this kind of abuse, and it is abuse, can have on a young person. And Alexis is honest about what happened to her, what is still happening to her.

Good for a high school library and above.

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