Growing pains are an essential part of teenage life, for better and for worse. Some “mistakes” turn into positive, life-changing experiences, and some apparent triumphs seem, in retrospect, like low points. Some first kisses leave you feeling on top of the world, and others can make you want to hide under a rock. In Dear Teen Me, your favorite YA authors - including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, Tom Angleberger, and Carrie Jones - revisit critical moments from their young lives and offer advice and guidance to their teenage selves.
Listen to find out...
Who had a really bad first kiss?
Who found her true love at 18?
Who wishes she’d had more fun in high school instead of studying so hard?
And who skipped prom to go to a Grateful Dead concert, only to wind up stranded and alone?
The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. Some authors focus on a hilarious mistake or one especially big day, others offer words of hope for desperate times. So whether you’re a theater kid, a band geek, a bad boy, a good girl, a loner, a stoner, a nerd, or a jock, you’ll find friends - and a lot of familiar faces - in Dear Teen Me.
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Wonderful little listen - but worth the time?
Rated looking back on my teen days
The fact that every teenager feel so alone, when in reality at some point we all went through broken-hearts, being singled out, listening to music other your age thought was not cool etcThis book should come in a free high-school edition. It would make health-class easier on everyone...
Well, the "Adrian Mole" diaries maybe? Even if it is fiction it is right on the spot on both small(prom) and bigger issues(bullying)
One of the guys cannot pick one.
Yes: A girl discover a disability which makes her legally blind. Then says truthfully:" It will be hard for you to be different, but you'll manage. The quote was not word by word right, but gave the important context of her letter.
I am not a teen, but since I am around the authors age I can recall everything which sparked their wish to create this book.
- Mia "I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear."