Dear Teen Me

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Dear Teen Me

Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves

By Miranda Kenneally (Editor); E. Kristin Anderson (Editor)

Zest Books, Paperback, 9781936976218, 189pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012

"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."

About the Author
Miranda Kenneally is the author of "Catching Jordan" (fall 2011), "Playing Parker" (fall 2012), and "Bad, Bad Thing" (spring 2013). She is the co-creator of the blog Dear Teen Me. Miranda is represented by Sara Megibow at Nelson Literary Agency.E. Kristin Anderson is the co-creater of the blog Dear Teen Me. Her poetry has been published worldwide in literary journals. She is also an assistant editor at Hunger Mountain for their YA and Children's section. Look out for Ms. Anderson s work in the forthcoming anthology "Coin Opera II," a collection of poems about video games from Sidekick Books."