Sunday, November 22, 2009

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets by Teens Famous + Obscure


Grade: A+

Synopsis:
One life. Six words. What's yours?

True tales of love, loss, good friends, and bad hair days filled Not Quite What I Was Planning, the New York Times bestselling first book in the Six-Word Memoir series—and an international phenomenon. Some of the most compelling were by teens, so now SMITH Magazine has compiled a book written entirely by these bold, brash truth-tellers. From cancer to creativity, prom dates to promiscuity, and breaking hearts to breaking laws, the memoirs in this collection reveal that often the youngest writers have the most fascinating stories to tell.

Obtained: Mooched from Jill (Reading is Bliss)

Age Appropriate? PG
Just a couple curse words.
Brief mentions of sexual content.
Brief mentions of drugs.
Some sad/somewhat disturbing six words.
Overall, it's not bad.

Review:
It is amazing how, in only six words, an entire heart can be read, an entire story can be told. Phenomenal. Reading about other teens in this way will assure you that you are not alone. It will force you to become aware of the mental turmoil people are in around you. It will make you laugh, and it will make you wonder.

This collection of words is like no other. Six words hold the deepest thoughts and feelings of real life teens. Buy it. Own it. Read it.

LINKS:

SMITH magazine Six Word Memoirs
(submit your own!)
SMITH TEEN Six Word Memoirs

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