Katie.com by Katherine Tarbox
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An honest, eye-opening account of teen life from a young woman who was bitterly betrayed by the information age.

When thirteen-year-old Katherine Tarbox used her sister's laptop to go online, she found a whole new social scene where people were not judged by their looks but by what they had to say. And there, in an adolescent chatroom, she found Mark. He was perfect: He listened to her, he understood her, and, according to his messages, he loved her. And through a series of evolving e-mail messages, Katie fell in love with Mark--fell in love for the first time in her life. But when they actually met, Katie's teenage dream man turned out to be a forty-year-old named Frank.

Though Katie was harshly stung by the encounter, she took action. Now seventeen years old, she looks back on her experience and brings us Katie.com, a courageous story of how the Internet has vastly changed teen life. As the first victim to successfully prosecute a pedophile via the new Internet laws, Katie's story has received overwhelming media attention. This brave memoir--a Go Ask Alice for the twenty-first century--is a must-read for teenagers and their parents.
 

About Katherine Tarbox

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Katherine Tarbox was selected to attend Bread Loaf's prestigious teen weekend for young writers & has served as a senatorial page in Washington, D.C. Her Web site is www.katieT.com. She lives with her family in Connecticut.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by Dutton Adult. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Computers & Technology, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking. Non-fiction

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In 1995, first-time author Tarbox was leading an upper-middle-class life of quiet desperation. At age 13, she rarely saw her workaholic mother, who seemed only to care about her daughter's swim-team p

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In 1995, first-time author Tarbox was leading an upper-middle-class life of quiet desperation.

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