I’ve decided to join the YA Buccaneers Summer Reading Challenge! And for my first read I’ll be re-reading an old favorite (old favorite author), this can be my Freebie too! Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers Paperback, 246 pages Published: January 5th 2010 by St. Martin’s Griffin Blurb: Climbing to the top of the social… Read more »
by Hannah Harrington Book Blurb Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast—and nearly got someone killed. Now Chelsea has taken a vow of silence—to learn to keep her mouth shut, and to stop hurting anyone else. And if she thinks… Read more »
Education is the key…I’m sure we’ve heard that before. It’s been told to us probably a thousand times and will be told a thousand more times by our parents, by our friends, by our teachers, and by ourselves. Yet the truth is when we speak of “getting an education” should we really be speaking of… Read more »
by: Louise Rozett
Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some CONFESSIONS to make…
#1: I’m livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I’m allowed to be irate, don’t you?
#2: I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who “might” be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.
#3: High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and “seeing red” means being angry-get it?)
Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.
(Don’t know what they mean? Look them up yourself.) (Sorry. That was rude.)
I have much to tell you and not so much time to tell it so I have decided to write you a letter, hopefully this will do the trick.
In less than a year you will have graduated from Lawrencehill, and though you do not know it yet you will have changed. But that is not what is important what is important is that you not be afraid to be yourself. I know that your life hasn’t been easy, your father is not around, and you mother, for the most part, is consumed with her work. And when she is there all she does is nag you. You have never felt like she really understands who you are but you’ve always been too afraid to tell her. So afraid that instead of being yourself you’ve hid it in a little box under your bed and have tried as hard as possible to live up to her expectations.
Uniquely ordinary is the name of this teen blog yet in my opinion this teen blogger is far from ordinary. What we know about her: she has a rare eye condition that has made her blind from birth. In this post she blogs about her nocturnal life using figurative and literal language to represent her… Read more »
I love this blog. I know it’s simple and still in the works but wasn’t I just in her position almost two weeks ago!? No she’s not talking about loss, or heartbreak, or finding herself, actually all she is talking about in this post is herself. But that is what makes it great, it’s a… Read more »
I wish I could understand this girl in the mirror, how she walks around pretending she got a heart as solid as rock, although it got crashed like million times, if only you could see how it looks like now after every one had destroyed it with a different weapon. Maybe because she seeks for perfection; but what’s the point of being perfect outside with a distorted heart?
I hate that teenagers aren’t allowed to be themselves.
I’ve been searching the Internet, looking for advice for teenagers or blogs talking about how it’s like growing up. The first hit, “teenadvisor.com”, was just a compilation of statistics on obesity. It wasn’t even remotely connected to teens. The following few were ugly, incoherent websites written by parents of teens, complete with morbidly poor language and unsophisticated logic.
In fact, the majority of what I found were smart-ass advice columns written by old people, and editorials like Seventeen magazine, filled with articles telling us about the best looks this summer.