Thursday, November 8, 2012

review: dear teen me edited by e. kristin anderson and miranda kenneally

Dear Teen Me features letters from authors such as Carrie Jones, Stephanie Kuehnert, and Sara Zarr to themselves as teenagers (although Lauren Oliver and Elizabeth Miles, who were childhood friends, write to each other instead of themselves).  Some letters are heart-breaking, but all are encouraging.  And while many of the letters indicate these authors had some pretty awful childhoods filled with eating disorders and abusive parents, there are a few that even people with remarkably great childhoods can relate to; really there’s something for everyone in this collection.  Interspersed throughout are brief Q&A’s on fun topics like celebrity crushes and first job to lighten the mood from frequently heavy subject matter.
Review copy from Amazon Vine.

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