Middle grade and young adult authors speak candidly on the unspoken “rules” of adolescence in this collection of moving, inspiring, and often funny essays. This unique volume encourages readers to break with conformity and defy age-old, and typically inaccurate, orthodoxy – including such conventions as Boys can’t be gently, kind or caring; One must wear Abercrombie & Fitch in order to fit in; Girls should act like girls; and One must go to college after finishing high school. Created and edited by Luke Reynolds and published by Chicago Review Press in 2014.
“Each contributor shares personal experience and advice, which makes for good, varied reading that will surely offer something unique for many readers.”
—School LIbrary Journal
“Weaving together this caring anthology is the message to teens to pump up the volume on their inner voice and to consider writing as a vehicle to traverse adolescence.”