Mundie Moms

Friday, November 16, 2012

Blog Tour/Book Review: Dear Teen Me; Authors Write Letters To Their Teen Selves Edited by E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally

I'm thrilled to be apart of Zest Books's Dear Teen Me NovBlog Tour. This is a project I've been a fan of since the website started a couple years ago. 

Edited by:  E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Kenneally
Published by: Zest Books
Released on: October 30th, 2012
Purchase from: Amazon
Source: book from publisher to review
4 Stars: I Really Enjoy It

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 the course of Dear Teen Me

Dear Teen is a website I started following/reading back in December of 2010, when it first started. Being a place were authors wrote and shared letters titled, Dear Teen Me, I found myself not only intrigued by this project, but there was something about many of these letters that I related to. I loved the concept of writing a letter to your teen self, because let's face it, if we could tell our teen self many of the things we know now, our teenage years might have been so much different. 

Why couldn't this book have been around when I was teen?! I love the messages in this book. There is something in this book for everyone. Everyone will be relate to something one of these authors went through. Some of their stories made me cry, some of them had me nodding my head yes, and wanting to throw my two cense in that YES you can over come this, and other stories totally took me back to those awkward teen years. This is definitely a book everyone who reads will get something out of it. 

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