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Dear Teen Me

Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves

Edited by E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally

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.


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 “A breadth of emotion and experience.”Publishers Weekly

✳ Junior Library Guild Selection

 “Offers a therapeutic way for teens to reflect on life and receive guidance and empathy.”Teen Vogue

✳ “Sincere encouragement and sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious, honesty.”ForeWord Reviews

✳ “A heartfelt do not miss.”Justine Magazine

 “Along with plenty of (now) amusing anecdotes and hard-won insights, the letters dish up proof that, as Mike Jung puts it, ‘time was on your side, though, and you made it!'”Booklist

“Both a browsable compilation and a readable page-turner, this book has an audience with everyone—adults will laugh, relate, and mourn their own adolescent confusion; teens will find much to learn about themselves, their peers, and what being older and wiser is all about.”The Horn Book blog, Out of the Box

Product Details

  • Reading level: Teen Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zest Books; Original edition (October, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-936976-21-8

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