The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. Read more...
The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find out which of your favorite authors had a really bad first kiss. Who found true love at 18? And who wishes he'd had more fun in high school, instead of studying so hard? Some authors write diary entries, some write letters, and a few graphic novelists turn their stories into visual art.
Whether you hang out with the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the loners, the class presidents, the delinquents, the jocks, or the nerds, you'll find friends--and a lot of familiar faces--in the course of Dear Teen Me.
- ISBN-13: 9781936976218
- ISBN-10: 1936976218
- Publisher: Zest Books
- Publish Date: October 2012
- Page Count: 189
- Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.83 pounds
Series: True Stories (Zest Books)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-10-15
- Reviewer: Staff
In 2010, writers Anderson and Kenneally launched a blog where authors posted letters written to themselves as teenagers; more than 70 of those entries are gathered in this book, from Tom Angleberger, Ellen Hopkins, Mitali Perkins, Dave Roman, Sara Zarr, and more. The letters are self-deprecating (“Let’s just start by ripping off the Band-Aid,” says Robin Benway. “You need to let your bangs grow out”), encouraging (“Go ahead and embrace life on the social fringes,” advises Beth Fantaskey), and revealing (“Even though you don’t drink, a certain very cruel, very callous guy is drinking—and there’s nothing I can do now to stop that thing from happening,” writes Carrie Jones). The breadth of emotion and experience the entries cover guarantee that almost any reader will identify with some of the situations and anxieties expressed. Ages 12–up. (Nov.)