Dear Teen Me
Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
Dear Teen Me includes advice from over 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 more 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 these pages.
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Zest Books ™|
|Number of Pages||192|
- Cybils Nominee
- YABC Choice Awards
- ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Nominee
“[A]long 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
School Library Journal
“A winning collection for both teens and former teens, alike.”—School Library Journal
“The breadth of emotion and experience the entries cover guarantee that almost any reader will identify with some of the situations and anxieties expressed.”—Publishers Weekly
Author: E. Kristin Anderson
E. Kristin Anderson, co-creater of the blog Dear Teen Me, has worked on the editorial staff at Hunger Mountain. Her work has been featured in the anthology Coin Opera II, a collection of poems about video games.
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Miranda Kenneally is the author of Catching Jordan, Playing Parker, and Bad, Bad Thing. She is the co-creator of the blog Dear Teen Me.