Fifteen-year-old author releases depression-themed fiction

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Nouf Ismail opens portal into psychology of teenage depression, reveals emotional tension that provokes suicide

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I want readers to understand my story and get people to realize what their words can do to others; my story presents a more realistic view of things, and if it hasn’t’ happened to anyone yet, it might.~Nouf Ismail

Creatively expressed and vividly portrayed, 15-year-old author Nouf Ismail pens a stunning fiction that captures the universally known but often misunderstood reality of teenage depression. In “Tomorrow’s A New Day,” (published by Xlibris UK) her story gives readers a contemporary insider view of the emotional hurdles of adolescence and attempts to inspire help from the more knowledgeable members of the society.

Ismail puts herself in Lindsey, a teenage girl who tries to banish herself when the world has turned against her. Her diary is her constant friend and only companion. Here, she expresses whatever she feels without the anxiety of prejudice or social shunning. But when Mrs. Peters read her diary and started telling the story to her students, they all understood how devastated Lindsey was. Would it be fair if she kills herself? Is self-inflicted pain an exaggerated reaction to her situation? Lindsey's tale is an extraordinary story of a girl's hope for renewal. With scarce faith, she struggles to find love in a cunning and cruel world.

The truth echoed in the author's prose is a bold reflection of the current society – how it affects the cultivation of a new generation. The loss, pain and suffering mortified by the torture of social indifference are portrayed by the author with clarity and impressive thinking. Her truthful depiction of the issue comes with a plea: to be understood and to be fairly treated with mutual respect.

"I want readers to understand my story and get people to realize what their words can do to others,” Ismail says. “My story presents a more realistic view of things; and if it hasn’t happened to anyone yet, it might."

“Tomorrow's A New Day”
By Nouf Ismail
Hardcover | 6x9in | 90 pages | ISBN 9781499086911
Softcover | 6x9in | 90 pages | ISBN 9781499086904
E-Book | 90 pages | ISBN 9781499086928
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Nouf Ismail is a 15-year-old Emirati writer. She lives in the United Arab Emirates with her family. She is the youngest out of five siblings and currently a student in Al Maarifa International School in Sharjah.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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