Pushing the Limits
October 11, 2010
Should you listen to your parents, or try to press at all the boundaries that you can? What do you do when all your friends are into the bad stuff and you feel like a goody-goody?
You are not alone, even if you feel like you are the only one dealing with these issues. Whenever I feel alone and don't know how to deal, I do what any dorky, book-lover would do: I turn to a book.
Recently, I stumbled across a whole genre of "teen angst" and "how to deal" books. Here are a few that could help you out when you are feeling lost, alone, or like a big dweeb.
Just a warning: these are not nice and happy books. They are REAL, GRITTY, HARD books. Read at your own Risk!
Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn - What happens when you are that party girl that has to deal with the consequences of her actions? How would you feel if you got locked in a rehab for technology addicts?
Looking for Alaska by John Green - How lucky would you feel if your parents let you go to boarding school just because you wanted to? But what happens when you realize that your roommate and friends are the wrong kind of friends?
Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz - What happens when your life is so horrible that remembering is impossible? What if you are so busy fighting your own monsters that you don't even have time to think about other people's monsters?
Jessica F.Tags: teens, reading, Books