Published: San Francisco : Zest Books, c2012 Description: 189 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9781936976218, 1936976218, Language: English
"Authors write letters to their teen selves"--Cover
"How many times have you looked back on your teenage years and cringed, wishing you could offer your younger self some guidance? This book of nearly 70 letters by top young adult authors -- including bestselling writers Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder -- does just that, and today's teens will benefit." --Publisher's website
Want, take, have / Contents under pressure / Shhhhhh! / Frame me and nail me to the wall / Re-inventing me / 9 things you should know about your life / The knife / Dance dance revolution / First kiss-- ish / Trust is as important as love / Thank you, oily pizza / There's no such thing as impossible / The future isn't everything / The principal's office / Raising me / Getting stood up / Losing your sight shouldn't mean losing your rights / I hope you dance-- to the theme from Bonanza / Jekyll & Hyde / Be honest with yourself / The skinny girl / It is about to get worse / Going all the way / You are the electric boogaloo / No calls from Spielberg yet / When dance was your world / Lois Lowry and the space-time continuum vs. boys / Seeping through the cracks / Finding your voice / Who needs luck? / Seizures / Regarding your commendable decision to live / Getting past the fear / Bad girl / Pick up the phone and call him back, right, now / He broke my heart more than he broke your heart / Hope until the last second / The ramifications of mouthing off to cute boys / What will define you / Winging it / Balancing black and white / What the bully stole / All the world's a stage / The pursuit of (moments of) happiness / This is not your story / Get better / What I really want / Dancing with the dead / Best friends forever (for real) / Just be yourself / First kiss / Keep hold of your strength / Special delivery from your excellent future / Stop obsessing, kiss that guy, and party like it's 1999 / All roads lead somewhere / Smile! / Sing it out / I'm not going to give you any good advice / The friend I thought was long gone / Finding him / Boys boys boys / Chunky / Keeping quiet / Stolen jeans, smoke rings and self-esteem / You're so right but so wrong / 100% true, guaranteed / All kinds of sexy / What is a friend? / Facing facts : make-overs /
E. Kristin Anderson -- Jessica Lee Anderson -- Tom Angleberger -- Sean Beaudoin -- Charles Benoit -- Robin Benway -- Ilsa J. Black -- Marke Bieschke -- Joseph Bruchac -- Jessica Burkhart -- Josh A. Cagan -- Riley Carney -- Terra Lynn Childs -- Jessica Corra -- Heather Davis -- Daniel Ehrenhaft -- Laura Ellen -- Beth Fantaskey -- Caridad Ferrer -- Michael Griffo -- Janet Gurtler -- Kersten Hamilton -- Bethany Hegadus - Geoff Herbach -- Faith Erin Hicks -- Nancy Holder -- K.A. Holt -- P.J. Hoover -- Ellen Hopkins -- Stacey Jay -- Carrie Jones -- Mike Jung -- Stasia Ward Kehoe -- Tara Kelly -- Miranda Kenneally -- Stephanie Kuehnert -- Mary Lindsey -- Nikki Loftin -- Katherine Longshore -- Ken Lowery -- Kekla Magoon -- Mari Mancusi -- Gretchen McNeil -- Jodi Meadows -- Saundra Mitchell -- Hannah Moskowitz -- Jenny Moss -- Sarah Ockler -- Lauren Oliver & Elizabeth Miles -- Stephanie Pellegrin -- Mitali Perkins -- Cheryl Rainfield -- Dave Roman -- Jess Rothenberg -- Jennifer Rush -- Amy Kathleen Ryan -- Tom Ryan -- Leila Sales -- Cynthia Leitich-Smith -- Jessica Spotswood -- Erika Stalder -- Rhonda Stapleton -- Mariko Tamaki -- Don Tate -- Melissa Walker -- Tracy White -- Jo Whittemore -- Sara Zarr -- Jennifer Ziegler
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