Break These Rules

Break These Rules

35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself

Book - 2013
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Presents a collection of thirty-five essays for teenagers about fears of being accepted, dealing with the expectations of parents and peers, and the importance of being an individual.

Independent Publishing Group

If you’re a girl, you should strive to look like the model on the cover of a magazine. If you’re a boy, you should play sports and be good at them. If you’re smart, you should immediately go to college after high school, and get a job that makes you rich. Above all, be normal.

Right?

Wrong, say 35 leading middle grade and young adult authors. Growing up is challenging enough; it doesn’t have to be complicated by convoluted, outdated, or even cruel rules, both spoken and unspoken. Parents, peers, teachers, the media, and the rest of society sometimes have impossible expectations of teenagers. These restrictions can limit creativity, break spirits, and demand that teens sacrifice personality for popularity.

In these personal, funny, moving, and poignant essays, Kathryn Erskine (Mockingbird), Matthew Quick (The Silver Linings Playbook), Gary D. Schmidt (The Wednesday Wars), Sara Zarr (Story of a Girl), and many others share anecdotes and lessons learned from their own lives in order to show you that some rules just beg to be broken.

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9781613747841
1613747845
Branch Call Number: TEEN 155.519 BREAK
Characteristics: 208 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Reynolds, Luke 1980-

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