Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves

Dear Teen Me Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves Dear Teen Me includes advice from YA authors including Lauren Oliver Ellen Hopkins and Nancy Holder to name a few to their teenage selves The letters cover a wide range of topics including phys
  • Title: Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
  • Author: E. Kristin Anderson Sarah Ockler Stephanie Pellegrin Tera Lynn Childs Beth Fantaskey Dave Roman Cynthia Leitich Smith Carrie Jones
  • ISBN: 9781936976218
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
    Dear Teen Me includes advice from 70 YA authors including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few to their teenage selves 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 reallyDear Teen Me includes advice from 70 YA authors including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few to their teenage selves 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 Who wishes he d had 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 And 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.
    Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves By E. Kristin Anderson Sarah Ockler Stephanie Pellegrin Tera Lynn Childs Beth Fantaskey Dave Roman Cynthia Leitich Smith Carrie Jones,

    Dear Teen Me Authors Write Letters to Their In Dear Teen Me, a collection of letters from the authors to their teen selves, you will get a glimpse of just how much they can connect to the teens they write for You know there is no way in hell a guy like Dear Teen Me Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves Dear Teen Me includes advice from YA authors including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few to their teenage selves The letters cover a wide range of topics, including Dear Teen Me Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves Oct , 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 Dear Teen Me Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves 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. Dear Teen Me Authors Write Letters to Their Lerner Dear Teen Me includes advice from over YA authors including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few to their teenage selves The letters cover a wide range of topics, Dear Teen Me APRIL HENRY, WRITER My Dear Teen Me Essay An essay I wrote for the project Dear Teen Me April with Aileen on the day they graduated high school They remain good friends to this day April s sopho photo Note Dear Teen Me YouTube Oct , Stephanie Kuehnert shares an excerpt from her letter in Dear Teen Me, a Zest Books anthology. Dear Teen Me Home Facebook Dear Teen Me from author Aija Mayrock THE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO BULLYING Dear Teen Me, Well, I m technically still a teen, but an older one at that So here are my thoughts Nothing is really the end Dear Teen Me Masala Reader Nov , Dear Teen Me, Obviously the above picture isn t of you as a teenager, but it symbolizes the beginning of the end of innocence Now, I m not talking in sexual terms here Eww Besides, I m

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  • E. Kristin Anderson Sarah Ockler Stephanie Pellegrin Tera Lynn Childs Beth Fantaskey Dave Roman Cynthia Leitich Smith Carrie Jones

    E Kristin Anderson is a poet, Prince fan, Starbucks connoisseur, and glitter enthusiast living in Austin, Texas A Connecticut College graduate with a B.A in classics, Kristin s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Kristin co edited the award winning DEAR TEEN ME anthology and is the editor of the forthcoming literary anthologies HYSTERIA Writing the female body Sable Books and COME AS YOU ARE, an anthology of writing on 90 s pop culture Anomalous Press As a poet, Kristin has been published Nashville Review, diode and The American Journal of Nursing and she has work forthcoming in Salamander, So to Speak, and Whiskey Island Kristin is the author of eight chapbooks of poetry A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014 , A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY Finishing Line Press, 2014 , PRAY, PRAY, PRAY Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night Porkbelly Press, 2015 , 17 DAYS ELJ, 2015 , FIRE IN THE SKY Grey Book Press, 2016 , SHE WITNESSES dancing girl press, 2016 , WE RE DOING WITCHCRAFT Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2016 , and 17 SEVENTEEN XVII Grey Book Press, 2017 She hand wrote her first trunk book at sixteen It was about the band Hanson and may or may not still be in a notebook in her parents garage Kristin is an editor and designer at Red Paint Hill and was formerly a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review Once upon a time she worked the night shift at The New Yorker She now works during daylight as a freelance editor and writing coach She blogs at EKristinAnderson and tweets at ek_anderson.

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  • We all wonder what high school would have been like if we knew then what we know now Or at least I do I would not have been so hard on myself, for one But on the other hand, if you could change any part of your high school experience, would you risk losing where you ended up This novel is filled with high school anecdotes from funny to heartbreaking, we get snippets of these authors lives that are honest and raw It s such a unique and amazing experience to be able to learn about so many authors [...]


  • I m this anthology with a ridiculously personal letter to my 16 year old eating disordered self You should read it and judge me quietly God knows I do.


  • Check out of my reviews at Singing and Reading in the Rain Dear Teen Me is the first nonfiction books I ve probably ever enjoyed It s perfect for any teen out there who needs a little inspiration in their lives after they ve been through some hard and difficult things It was certainly really emotional to see these authors tell their younger selves to stay strong, to stay focused, and to stay themselves.Dear Teen Me is a nonfiction novel and can be read by a wide number of people, however I woul [...]


  • GIVEAWAY at jenbigheartI am so thrilled to talk about this book and encourage everyone to read buy scrapbook I have been reading the Dear Teen Me blog for.a long time When word came out that it was being made into a book I was thrilled for the editors and contributors The day I got the book in the mail I read all the way through I cried, literally laughed out loud, blushed, and said the word awe a lot I read a few stories to my husband and kids and eventually my 14 year old read the entire book [...]


  • I love Dear Teen Me so much, and not just because they let me do an entry for them a couple of months ago dearteenme p 3851I think the premise is genius and I love that I get a little insight into my favorite authors I am so happy I won this from Zest Books Thank you I really could have used this book as a teen Seriously There isn t a single issue that I can think of that wasn t address in this compilation of letters Any issue a teen will be confronted with was spoken about I feel like there is [...]


  • A powerful collection of letters written by some of today s most successful young adult authors to their teen aged selves Among the letters and doodles found in the book are Tom Angleberger, Cheryl Rainfield, Ellen Hopkins, Geoff Herbach, Ilsa J Bick, and Riley Carney hey wait a minute Riley just stopped being a teen, but what she has to offer is a universal struggle for many gifted and talented students today I m glad she s here Carrie Jones and Mike Jung are in the collection as are Sarah Ockl [...]


  • Ce livre est compos de plein de lettres adress es par des auteurs am ricaines leur Teen self, soit elle tant ado.J ai trouv ces lettres tr s touchantes, montrant que chacun est pass , par des tapes difficiles l adolescence, des moments difficiles qui nous semblent insurmontables l instant T mais qui construisent petit petit l adulte que nous devenons.A lire, je recommande vraiment cette lecture.Par ailleurs, cela m a donn une id e, je suis en train d crire ma propre lettre mon Moi Ado, j ai tell [...]


  • Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions.Dear Teen Christina,Life sucks right now, and, I m not going to lie to you High school is awful, but at least middle school is over, and, so far, that exists as the nadir of your life, and I hope that does not change it hasn t yet Also, in junior year, you ll make a friend, a real one, the kind of friend you ll still talk to when you re unspeakably old aka 25 Also, teen self, you should know that your fantasies of showing up at your ten year reunion incr [...]


  • You may notice that this book has no rating Certainly it will have to have one on , and the like because they demand it, but Dear Teen Me is, to me, a book that transcends ratings.What is a rating, anyways It is a mark of sometimes good technical storytelling, other times it is because of a person s simple like or dislike of a book With Dear Teen Me, the former aspect especially holds no place.Dear Teen Me is not a story It is a conglomeration of personal, nonfiction stories about the teen years [...]


  • And yes, It does get better.Much better Anthologies are not something that I enjoy but I came across Dear Teen Me during Zest Books Blog Tour.There were a lot of positive reviews and I thought I d give it a try.Dear Teen Me i a collection of letters from YA authors to their younger selves.I loved the format mostly it consisted of letters but there were a few Q A sections and some of it was narrated in the form of comic strips.Another feature that makes Dear Teen Me a cool read is the photographs [...]


  • MY THOUGHTSLOVED ITThis book is a collection letters written by popular young adult authors to themselves as teens to tell them that essentially, life does get better Well, in some cases, it does get way worse than better, but eventually, things do look up There are all kinds of confessions involved here, some of my favorite authors have dealt with illness, abuse and adversaries that make my life look like a fairy tale Most have been threatened by bullies, a lot have had family members die, suf [...]


  • DEAR TEEN ME is a book that I would recommend as required reading for all teens entering high school That s right teachers, librarians, principals, school boards make note All students should read DEAR TEEN ME during their freshman year of high school A note to teens That is not to say this book in any way resembles a text book It does not In fact, I believe that you will find that reading entries about your favorite authors when they were teens will be just about the coolest things you ever rea [...]


  • I love the premise of this anthology Well known, and not so well known, Young Adult authors write letters including some comic strips to their teen selves with photographs from their younger days In their writings they remember loves won and lost, bully troubles, weight struggles, suicidal thoughts, fears of coming out, physical, mental and emotional abuse, as well as other hurts and indignities suffered by their teen selves Read the rest of my review at shouldireaditornot.wordpress.cNOTE Be sur [...]


  • Where was this when I was in high school Really enjoyed the letters cannot stop thinking about how far I ve come since those confusing high school years.


  • A Bookcase to Heaven review For those who know me, I never ever ever read non fiction And all the way until three weeks ago, I had not the slightest inclination of ever breaking that rule But, you know, when I saw this book with all the familiar names of authors like Jess Rothenberg The Catastrophic History of You and Me , Jessica Spotswood Born Wicked and Nancy Holder who wrote so so many dear novels in the Once Upon a Time series , I suddenly had that impossible urge to know what insecurities [...]


  • I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.What can I say about Dear Teen Me Well, first offwhere the hell was this book when I was a teen Oh right A few of the authors were going through their things at the very same time and some weren t even born yet Nonetheless, I really could ve used a book like this back then I found it helpful even now I think it s really important kids understand they are not alone in any given situation Someone else is going through whatev [...]


  • Dear Teen Me Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves is for past and present teens who felt like they were in the darkest depths of a pit It is also for anyone who grew up aspiring to become a published writer In Dear Teen Me, you ll find close to seventy letters written by published authors to their teen selves.We all have our idols For some it s movie stars or athletes For me, it s authors I devour every and all author biographies I can find My favorite types of authors, of course, are thos [...]


  • Dear Teen Me is the book that keeps on giving It gives you hope, inspiration, happiness and encouragement Hours of content that will just fill you with so much emotion Authors like Ellen Hopkins, Lauren Oliver, Carrie Jones and so many share their embarrassing moments, their deepest secrets, the triumphs and their failures They bare it all to us, for one reason, to tell you that you are not alone To show you that you are in wonderful company You have a band of brothers To know that some of your [...]


  • First off I like to say how the idea of such a book is just fantastic I would definitely recommend to all YA to read it, especially for those who like to read Chicken Soup books It really remind people that authors are people I know all these authors are all well known and if you are a book lover like me, you kind of worship them on this high pedestal of epic awesomeness But this book really made me brought these authors down to levels where I can connect with them It made me realize that their [...]


  • Originally posted Book WhalesFirst of all, I m not really a non fiction type of reader but this book became my first ever from the genre I enjoyed it so much I even brought this book to work which is a no no I save people s lives the fact that I m reading it during my shift is bad But this book had completely taken my stress away I m in my early twenties I m not a teen any This book made me a bit nostalgic.I only know few authors from Dear Teen Me, and I got to know new writers there too I find [...]


  • I ve been a frequent follower of the Dear Teen Me website since its start Therefore, when I heard about the Dear Teen Me book I was beyond excited I couldn t wait to see what letters and other fun tidbits they would include Luckily, it was everything I expected, and lots .Let me list the reasons why I LOVED it 1 The format I loved the way they presented each letter with the letter itself as well as a picture of the author as a teen and their bio It was cute, and I just adored all the colors It m [...]


  • The idea of writing a letter to your teen self is a wonderful idea If only I could ve done this and learned from the very letter that I addressed to myself So many times you come across teens that know everything Wait, I think that s all teens And truth is, I probably wouldn t have even listened to myself Reading Dear Teen Me brought up a very wide range of emotions I found letters that I could cope with, letters containing mad humor, and letters with deep and heartfelt thoughts and suggestions [...]


  • Life isn t about finding the one thing you re good at and never doing anything else it s about exploring yourself and finding out who you really are on your own terms and in your own way.Letter Just be yourself by Stephanie Pellegrin Pick an issue Any issue that you struggled with or are struggling with during your teenage years Have one in mind Good You will find at least one author that experienced something similar to yourself Almost anything that I could think of, any topic had a place in th [...]


  • I reserved this book from the library thinking it would be interesting to read authors letters to themselves as teenagers, I thought perhaps it might give me some insight into teenage lives, but I found most of the lettersa bit dull If I had looked closely at the contents before reserving the book I would have realized that I had not read a single one of the contributing authors.I thought that I read enough teen lit that there would be at least a couple whom I would recognize, but sadly it was [...]


  • Tempting though it may be I am not going to extrapolate from these letters, not to authors at large, not to anything This is a collection of letters from mostly still quite young authors, offering advice, encouragement, support, and insight to their younger selves Everyone had bears to cross, some were finding love, others were bad hairstyles, some were alcoholic, absent, or abusive parents For all of these writers, it did get better they found their voices, their people, their partners, their s [...]


  • As a high school librarian, I was excited to read Dear Teen Me so I could share it with my students, especially as many of my favorite authors were included in the collection I found the book just so so, however I was hoping for advice for teens but this seemed authors just summarizing events in their lives, and many were like private messages understand only to the author While many of the events were of interest to teens, the short treatment didn t allow the reader to be really pulled into t [...]


  • Wow The whole time I was reading this I was constantly thinking of friends that might get a kick out of this too An amazing collection of stories that have the ability to make you feel comforted and hopeful, even when the going gets tough.Even the bios were fun to read and I probably have about 100 books to add to my TBR because so many of these authors are new to me.I definitely could see high school kids getting a kick out of something like this It could even fit into the college environment f [...]


  • This was such a neat book to read I can easily say this is my favorite anthology I ve ever read I loved reading all the different letters I laughed, I cried, and sat there thinking awwww to some of them This is one of those books I want to shove into the hands of some teens I know who are struggling, so they can see that things do get better and how some of the things that seem like the biggest deal in the world end up not being so or may even have a positive effect in the future The pages simpl [...]


  • I read an ARC copy on Netgalley I loved this I wish there was something like this out when I was a teen As a teen the only book that was remotely similar was Go Ask Alice I love that this book covers so many different issues, and makes you feel like you re not alone This should definitely be assigned reading for all teens in schools It is a book that every reader will benefit from.


  • If there is ever a Dear Teen Me 2 I want to be included I m putting that out in the universe right now It is amazing how many authors share a similar, discouraging, origin story Makes me want to reach my hands out through the years, Hold on little fighter s it s all about to be brighter


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