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Teen ink : love and relationships
Meyer, Stephanie H., 1946-
Publication Information:
Deerfield Beach, FL : Health Communications, [2002]

Physical Description:
xxi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A collection of stories and poems by teenage writers arranged in such categories as "Love Stories, " "Ideal Portraits, " "Everyday Happenings, " "Bits of Memory, " and "Different Connections."
Love stories -- Ballads of love -- Challenging tales -- Ideal portraits -- Family events -- Monumental moments -- Everyday happenings -- Bits of memory -- Different connections.
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PZ5 .T29496 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PZ5 .T29496 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Once again, Teen Ink assembles the voices of teens speaking from their hearts on topics of real importance. Teen Ink: Love and Relationships delves into the deepest corners of their souls to reveal many insights. Teens explore their relationships with a parent, friend, grandparent or acquaintance, as well as their connections with beloved pets, special teachers, caring doctors and even nature. Tales of fun family moments, painful times of leaving friends, and memorable accounts of magical or heartrending moments with a grandparent are revealed through poems, personal experiences and fiction. As in previous Teen Ink books, poignant photography and artwork capture teens' extraordinary talents and thoughts.

The teen writers and artists in Teen Ink break the stereotypes society so often places in their paths. The powerful human emotions shared by all people are captured here by young voices unafraid to share their pain and triumphs.

Pieces for this book were chosen from more than 300,000 submissions to Teen Ink, a monthly magazine written entirely by teens for teens. This nonprofit publication is read by 3.5 million teens nationwide. Since its inception, Teen Ink (formerly The 21st Century) has published more than 25,000 students. These young authors produce fresh, creative, honest and always compelling words that make Teen Ink the standard for teen expression empowering them. The magazine empowers teenagers by publishing their words, giving them a voice and demonstrating that they can make a difference.

Author Notes

Stephanie H. Meyer is a founder of The Young Authors Foundation. She holds masters degrees in education and social work. She resides in Massachusetts with her husband.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Another collection of essays, poems, and photographs by teens. The 98 selections run the gamut from first love to a grandmother's death, giving readers short, emotion-filled glimpses into other people's lives. Readers will also appreciate the biographies of the writers. For purchase where this type of book has appeal.-Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



A Bookstore RomanceFiction by Alice Reagan I work in a bookstore, and my favorite section is Mystery. The women and men who buy these books are the ones you'd never suspect. Quiet, unassuming people with thick glasses and dark curly hair. They come in the store silently; they know what they want. They slide over to the back corner of the store, on the other side of Children's, and peruse their favorite author's shelf. Most mystery writers have a series, and the true connoisseur has read them all. The only reason they come to the store is to pick up the latest installment. And if it's only available in hardcover? No problem. These people are addicts, and they're not cheap. I've seen many a Sue Grafton junkie plunk down $22.50 for a novel that will be devoured in an hour and a half. Mysteries feel great. They are all basically the same size, about an inch thick. I can fit five at one time in each hand. I love the way they slide into their places on the shelf, perfect every time. They have such great titles, too. The Face of Death, Murder at the Monastery. I was straightening the Garden section, putting Gardening the Easy Way in front of The Weekend Gardener, when I saw him. He was an aisle over in the Literature section, reading the back of Madame Bovary. His name was Matt. I recognized him from school; he had just graduated, and it was June. That night I would search the yearbook for his picture, pore over his senior quote, memorize his face. But just then, I knew it was lust. May I help you? I'd say, sauntering over to him, looking him straight in the eyes and almost startling him with my direct approach. Why, yes, if you would, he'd reply. I was just looking for a romance. Do you know any good ones? Ah, my specialty, I would purr. I was so very coy. Jane Eyre is the best of the Gothic romances, but Lady Chatterley's Lover is also fabulous. . . . "Ellen? Ellen. Ellen!" "Uh-what? God, you scared me to death." I awoke from my daydreaming to the acned face of Ron, my boss. Ick. "The regional manager is going to be here within the hour. Can you move on to Social Sciences, please? This half of the store looks fine." I grunted at Ron. He didn't deserve my attention. I looked around, but Matt had left. The next day when I came into work, there was a note on the counter for me. "Ellen-straighten-Psychology-call in special orders-vacuum-Thanks-Ron" Ron didn't use punctuation. It was too committed. Ron also never called the Psychology section by its new name: Self-Help. I think Ron just wanted to show off that he knew how to spell psychology. Self-Help took up a whole wall, behind Travel and across from New Age. It was really a mess-some shelves were overstocked while others had wide white gaps. It was supposed to be alphabetical by subject, then within each subject, alphabetical by author. The subjects were all out of order, never mind the authors. I think it made some of my coworkers nervous to be around Self-Help. I know Ron Excerpted from Love and Relationships by Stephanie H. Meyer, John Meyer All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.