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Annas Story is a non-fiction expository text written by Bronwyn Donaghy Donaghys deliberate use of language and selection of detail have combined to convey specific attitudes about teenagers and drugs The way these are conveyed is also aided by the use of structure point of view quotes and bias In this text we are given facts about drugs as well as the story of Annas life and what caused the early end to it Donaghy is trying to convince us that it was not Annas fault she died but that it was the drugsThe book starts with forward which is by David Bennett he is the head of Adolescent Medicine at a hospital in New South Wales He talks about how he is moved by the story This is included because he is a doctor and because he sees so much suffering and bad things in his line off work It talks about how he is moved by what has happened this is supposed to make us think that we too should feel some sort of sorrow for Anna Wood because he would not be moved by something that wasnt very sad The letter from Kate Ceberano is put in so that we see that someone popular a teen idol is giving up her time to include a message about drugs being bad We are supposed to look up to her and listen to what she is saying but to us she is not very popular and this tends to bore us Therefore in these first few pages Donaghy has already bored us with information that is uninterestingThe book then goes on to part one which is accounts of Annas life from her family and friends point of view People included in this are her mum dad Alice Julie Kathie Eddie Toby Gayle Ian Chloe Alexia George and Sarine They all talk about how good she was to them and how they cant believe that
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