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Freitas, Donna

Overview
Works: 33 works in 146 publications in 4 languages and 10,348 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Science fiction  Dystopian fiction  Sports fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Children's audiobooks  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, wpr
Classifications: PZ7.F8844, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donna Freitas
Sex and the soul : juggling sexuality, spirituality, romance, and religion on America's college campuses by Donna Freitas( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Today's college students are fascinated by religion but they are also more sexually active than previous generations. How do these young people reconcile their spiritual longings with sexual freedom on campus? Based on dozens of face-to-face interviews, Sex and the Soul explores the sexual and spiritual lives of today's college students. Donna Freitas crisscrossed the country, visiting a range of America's colleges and universities-from public to private, Catholic to evangelical-to find out what students had to say about these highly personal subjects. Their stories will not only engage readers, but, in many cases, move them with the painful struggles these candid young women and men face. Indeed, the book uncovers aspects of college life that may unsettle some readers, especially parents. Many campuses, for instance, are dominated by the hook-up culture of casual sex. Moreover, a surprising number of students see little connection between sex and religion. Indeed, these observations hold true even at Catholic schools. Only at evangelical colleges is religion an important factor when deciding whether or not to engage in sex. But Freitas's research also reveals that, even at secular schools, students are not comfortable with the prevalence of casual sex, and that they do want religion to speak about what they should do and who they should try to be-not just what they should avoid doing. Sex and the Soul will offer readers the chance to hear college students speaking honestly about extremely sensitive topics, in a book that will be of great interest to students, parents, clergy, teachers, and anyone who wants to know what's happening on today's college campuses
The end of sex : how hookup culture is leaving a generation unhappy, sexually unfulfilled, and confused about intimacy by Donna Freitas( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hookup culture dominates the lives of college students today. Most students spend hours agonizing over their hopes for Friday night and, later, dissecting the evenings' successes or failures, often wishing that the social contract of the hookup would allow them to ask for more out of sexual intimacy. The pressure to participate comes from all directions, from peers, the media, and even parents. But how do these expectations affect students themselves? And why aren't parents and universities helping students make better-informed decisions about sex and relationships? This book discusses how college students are pressured by their peers to have casual sexual encounters which leave them ambivalent and isolated, and presents advice on how they can avoid unwanted sex and form healthy, more meaningful relationships
The happiness effect : how social media is driving a generation to appear perfect at any cost by Donna Freitas( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought with the entire world. Have smartphones and social media created a generation of self-obsessed egomaniacs? Absolutely not, Donna Freitas argues in this book. And, she says, these alarmist fears are drawing attention away from the real issues that young adults are facing. Drawing on a large-scale survey and interviews with students on thirteen college campuses, Freitas finds that what young people are overwhelmingly concerned with -- what they really want to talk about -- is happiness. They face enormous pressure to look perfect online -- not just happy, but blissful, ecstatic, and fabulously successful. Unable to achieve this impossible standard, they are anxious about letting the less-than-perfect parts of themselves become public. Far from wanting to share everything, they are brutally selective when it comes to curating their personal profiles, and worry obsessively that they might unwittingly post something that could come back to haunt them later in life. Through candid conversations with young people from diverse backgrounds, Freitas reveals how even the most well-adjusted individuals can be stricken by self-doubt when they compare their experiences with the vast collective utopia that they see online. And sometimes, as on anonymous platforms like Yik Yak, what they see instead is a depressing cesspool of racism and misogyny. Yet young people are also extremely attached to their smartphones and apps, which sometimes bring them great pleasure. It is very much a love-hate relationship. While much of the public's attention has been focused on headline-grabbing stories, the everyday struggles and joys of young people have remained under the radar. Freitas brings their feelings to the fore, in the words of young people themselves
The possibilities of sainthood by Donna Freitas( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While regularly petitioning the Vatican to make her the first living saint, fifteen-year-old Antonia Labella prays to assorted patron saints for everything from help with preparing the family's fig trees for a Rhode Island winter to getting her first kiss from the right boy
The survival kit by Donna Freitas( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in German and English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her mother dies, sixteen-year-old Rose works through her grief by finding meaning in a survival kit that her mother left behind. Rose's Survival kit includes an iPod, a picture fo peonies, a crystal heart, a paper star, a box of crayons, and a tiny handmade kite
Gold medal summer by Donna Freitas( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey Jordan loves gymnastics: the thrill of performing a backflip on the beam, the cheers of the audience when she sticks a landing. But even with all her talent and style, she's never quite made it to that gold medal stand. Now big changes shake up Joey's life in and out of the gym. Joey wants to break out some daring new beam and floor routines -- but she'll have to defy her strict coach to do it. Her best friend, Alex, is thinking about quitting gymnastics for good. And an old friend named Tanner just moved back to town, and he's suddenly gotten very, very cute. Can Joey handle all the challenges coming her way, and make her gold medal summer happen at last?
Unplugged by Donna Freitas( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the App World, Skye is a sixteen-year-old virtual girl without any glamorous downloads or fancy effects. She joined the App World for the promise of a better, virtual life, but she's looking forward to her seventeenth birthday, when she gets to unplug, see her mother and sister again, and decide which world she belongs in once and for all. Without warning, the border between worlds suddenly closes. Skye is trapped, and her only chance to unplug and see her family again is to find and help Rain Holt, the son of the most powerful leader in App World, who was also left behind when the border closed. But when Skye unplugs, she discovers that the reasons for the border closing are much bigger than anyone in the App World knows, and that she somehow has a part to play--a part that will turn friends into traitors and strangers into followers. And the only person she can trust--in either world--is herself. --
Gold medal winter by Donna Freitas( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esperanza Flores's place on the United States Olympic figure skating team has come at the expense of an injured skater, so in addition to the pressure of sudden fame and outsized expectations Espi has to deal with the resentment of her teammates--and their efforts to sabotage her routine
This gorgeous game by Donna Freitas( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Peters, who dreams of becoming a writer, is thrilled to be selected to take a college fiction seminar taught by her idol, Father Mark, but when the priest's enthusiasm for her writing develops into something more, Olivia shifts from wonder to confusion to despair
The Body Market by Donna Freitas( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Skylar's sister betrays her and opens the Body Market, everyone in the App World is for sale and Skylar resolves to stop her sister and the malevolent market
The tenderness of thieves by Donna Freitas( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After witnessing a robbery which ended with the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Jane Calvetti falls in love with town bad boy Handel Davies
Killing the imposter God : Philip Pullman's spiritual imagination in His dark materials by Donna Freitas( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing the Imposter God explores the complex religious and spiritual dimensions of the best-selling fantasy series. Donna Freitas and Jason King--scholars of religion and popular culture--reveal how humanity's moral and religious issues play out in Pullman's literary phenomenon, showing that the trilogy--far from preaching atheism, as many have suggested--actually presents a vision of a universe permeated with divinity and rich with the Christian tradition Pullman himself so publicly rejects. Weaving together critical theory that spans the disciplines of theology, ethics, feminist studies, and philosophy, the authors examine the questions His Dark Materials raises about destruction and salvation, love and redemption, the abuse of power, and the divine--making the case that Pullman the self-professed atheist has created a Christian classic of our times
The mind virus by Donna Freitas( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mind Virus is the thrilling conclusion to the Unplugged series, which Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100, called chilling and addictive. Skylar Cruz has managed to shut down the body market that her sister Jude opened, and to create a door to allow App World citizens reentry into the Real World. But as tensions between the newly mingling people escalate, she's not sure if it was the right decision after all. Still reeling from Kit's betrayal, she's not sure of anything anymore. And for those who are still in the App World, a new danger looms. A virus, set in motion by Jude's actions, is killing off the bodies of those who remained plugged in-and no one knows how to stop it. It's up to Skylar to once again save the worlds-and only time will tell who will be standing alongside her in the end
The possibilities of sainthood by Donna Freitas( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, Antonia Lucia Labella has written to the Vatican every month with a proposal for a new saint. Oh, and she always offers up herself for the post. But shhhhh! That's just one of two secrets. She also prays, fervently and regularly, to land her first kiss. The object of her affection? The tall, dark, and devilishly handsome Andy Rotellini
Gold medal summer by Donna Freitas( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After fourteen-year-old Joey experiences her first kiss and learns that her best friend wants to quit competitive gymnastics, she considers giving up her dream of winning gold medals in order to have a normal life, even as her sister and assistant coach urge her to reach a new level
Becoming a goddess of inner poise : spirituality for the Bridget Jones in all of us by Donna Freitas( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consent on campus : a manifesto by Donna Freitas( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans have finally started to pay attention to the sexual assault crisis on our college campuses. Yet, Donna Freitas warns, the way universities educate students about sexual assault and consent is wholly inadequate. Universities, she argues, have not really reckoned with the heart of the problem. Freitas advocates for teaching not just how to consent but why it's important to care about consent--and for doing so in the university's most important space: the classroom. Consent on Campus is a call to action for university administrators, faculty, parents, and students themselves to create cultures of consent on their campuses. -- Back cover
Consent on Campus A Manifesto by Donna Freitas( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans have finally started to pay attention to the sexual assault crisis on our college campuses. Yet, Donna Freitas warns, the way universities educate students about sexual assault and consent is wholly inadequate. Universities are, she argues, more focused on avoiding lawsuits and scandals than on addressing the heart of the problem. Freitas advocates for teaching not just how to consent but why it's important to care about consent, and for doing so in the university's most important space: the classroom. Consent on Campus is a call to action for university administrators, faculty, pare
Save the date : a spirituality of dating, love, dinner, and the divine by Jason E King( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and the soul : America's college students speak out about hookups, romance, and religion on campus by Donna Freitas( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sex and the soul : juggling sexuality, spirituality, romance, and religion on America's college campuses
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The possibilities of sainthoodThe survival kitThis gorgeous gameKilling the imposter God : Philip Pullman's spiritual imagination in His dark materialsThe possibilities of sainthoodBecoming a goddess of inner poise : spirituality for the Bridget Jones in all of usSave the date : a spirituality of dating, love, dinner, and the divineSex and the soul : America's college students speak out about hookups, romance, and religion on campus
Alternative Names
Donna Freitas American non-fiction writer and writer

Donna Freitas Amerikaans non-fictieschrijfster

Donna Freitas US-amerikanische Autorin

פריטס, דונה, 1972-

Languages
English (118)

German (10)

Polish (2)

French (2)