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Impaired Decisions, Questionable Actions, and Consequences with Irreversible Damage Destroy the Lives of Two Young Teens!

New YA Bitter Betrayal is a riveting must read for teens and parents alike.

Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is an independent Publisher founded by authors.

    FORT WORTH, TX, May 25, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is proud to announce the release of BITTER BETRAYAL by award-winning author Amanda M. Thrasher. The story offers an honest and realistic view of the tough choices and situations that can too often destroy a teenager's life. The real topics addressed in the book cannot be ignored and are issues that teens face daily. They say there are two sides to every story, and somewhere in the middle lies the truth. There's no exception to this one. Impaired decisions, questionable actions, and consequences with irreversible damage destroy the lives of two young teens.

The story features two teens. High school junior Payton Phillips is dating the boy she knows she's going to spend the rest of her life with: Reece Townsend. An opportunity for the dating teens and their friends to have the night of their lives--an invite to Stacie Wiggin's party--will go down in the books as epic. But when things escalate and emotions run high, the evening of their dreams turns into a nightmare of he said, she said. Who did exactly what that night? As teens tweet, snap, and play their stories out online, social media threatens to ruin more than the teens' reputations. Relationships, scholarships, and entire families are at stake. Whose side of the story will you choose to believe, his or hers?

The purpose of the book is to demonstrate how the simplest actions in the name of fun can have devastating consequences. Some results are everlasting and can't be undone. And circumstances and decisions themselves, due to the maturity level of impressionable teens, is often confusing and leaves lasting emotional scars that can take years to overcome, if ever. Consequences of reckless actions can put kids, families, friends, and communities at risk. The book has the potential to trigger discussions between teens, parents, and educators about difficult issues that teens face today, questions added to the back of the book will help prompt discussions as well.

Praise for the book
Bitter Betrayal is a riveting MUST read for teens and parents alike. This book offers an honest and realistic view of the tough choices and situations that can too often destroy a teenager's life. Only through open dialogue can we hope to educate ourselves and prevent such common tragedies from happening. The real topics addressed in this book cannot be ignored and has the potential to save a teenager's life. As a mother of teenagers, a daughter, and a son, I highly recommend Bitter Betrayal. - Lynne Groff, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker, Owner Primrose School of N.E. Green Oaks

About the Author
Multiple Award-Winning Author Amanda M. Thrasher was born in England, moved to Texas and resides there still. She is an author of children's books, picture books, middle-grade chapter books, young adult (YA) novels, and a reader's theater written for the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (DRSR) Driving on the Right Side of the Road program, titled What If . . . A Story of Shattered Lives. She conducts workshops, writes a blog, and contributes to an online magazine. Amanda is a multiple Gold Recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards in YA, General Fiction, and early reader, chapter books. The Mom's Choice Awards (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers, and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families.

The Greenlee Project, a book about the consequences of bullying and cyberbullying, also won the first place Young Adult Book Award at the 16th annual North Texas Book Festival (NTBF). The NTBF helps schools, public libraries, and literacy programs in North Texas.

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