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Dear Teen Me Tour Stop & Giveaway

Friday, November 2, 2012
As a part of the Dear Teen Me tour, I have for you a letter review on the book.


Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves
Edited by E. Kristin Anderson, Miranda Kenneally

Publication: October 30, 2012
Pages: 192
Publisher: Zest Books
Buy It: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Book Depository | Indie Bound
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.


Dear Teens,

I recently read a book by some amazing authors out there, shining stars in their own right. Many of them are favorites of mine. I've read their books, books about teens so real that I could very well see them walking around the streets right now. You may not care about what I'm saying right now. I know that when I was your age I cared more about escaping through the pages than about what the authors out there were doing (though if I happened to read a really good, mind-blowing book, I'd search the shelves for more books by the same author). However, I still think that you should check out this book. In fact, I'll insist that you do. These authors are real people too, and they've experienced many of the same things that you worry about.

Love. Health. Appearances. Stress and pressure. Escape.

I'm sure at least one of these points hit home. You, me, and these authors, we're not so different, are we? You think that no one understands, but if you've thought about something, it's happened to someone before. You know your math and stats if you're anything like the teen me. The probability that someone out there has shared some of your experiences is higher than you care to think about. These authors, they have valuable insight to share with you about their teen experiences. They want to remind you to love yourself and respect yourself. They want to tell you that it does get better, and there is someone out there who knows what you're going through and cares about you. They don't want you to make some of the mistakes that they've made; they want you to live the better life.

I recommend Dear Teen Me for all teenagers out there. It is a book that will make you laugh, cry, and reflect over your lives.

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For those of you whose teenage years are past, you will be able to relate to these authors who have come out and talked about their personal teen experiences.

Regardless of your age, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this anthology.


E. Kristin's Website | Twitter 
E. Kristin Anderson grew up in Westbrook, Maine and is a graduate of Connecticut College. She has a fancy diploma that says “B.A. in Classics." Ms. Anderson is the co-editor of DEAR TEEN ME, an anthology based on the popular website. Her poetry has been published worldwide in many magazines and she is an assistant YA and Children’s editor at Hunger Mountain. She now lives in Austin, TX and is represented by Christina Hogrebe at the Jane Rotrosen Agency.



Miranda's Website | Facebook | Twitter
Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.




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28 comments on "Dear Teen Me Tour Stop & Giveaway"
  1. My Teen Years totally are over since... sooo long! So this book sound s super cute :)

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  2. I'd tell myself that there's no need to rush anything. :)

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  3. Well seeing as I'm still a teen... yolo? XD

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  4. I would tell myself to work hard and not worry about what other think. Do you best and be happy.

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  5. I would say, calm down. It's going to be okay. Things have a way of working out. You're not terrible and it's good that you're in the world. And someday, you'll have a little daughter who thinks so too.

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  6. Not to waste so much energy on certain people. None of them ended up being worth it in the end.

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  7. Things happen for a reason. Just calm down :]

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  8. To not worry so much and to live for the moment. :)

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  9. I'll tell myself not to lose hope, in the end everything will be ok

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  10. Take more risks it is okay to have fun!

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  11. I'd tell myself not to worry so much about things and to just live. Also to take advantage of all the free time to spend with friends because won't always have it : )

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  12. I don't know i am still a teenager..

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  13. I would tell myself to stay in school!!

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  14. I would tell myself not to stress so much. Just be myself and try my hardest and everything will work out. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  15. I would love to tell myself to enjoy, have fun as well and not to stress to much on school and stuffs.

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  16. To not sweat the small stuff, trust me, it's really not that important.

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  17. I'm only a few years out of my teens but I'd still tell myself to work harder at school and other things, because you might be smart but it'll be that good work ethic that will serve you best eventually.

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  18. "You still have less than a year before your teen self ends. Be the best you can. You will study abroad and hold into it :D"

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  19. You are in your teen years. Don't let them get lost. Do your best and hope for the greatest. Read, Love, Share and Repeat. :)

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  20. I'd tell my teen self to easy up and read more fun books, because I used to read serious books then, and now I enjoy reading more because I read YA, chick lit and funny books =]]]

    Ana Death Duarte @anaeileendeath

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  21. I'm still a teenager! But I'd tell my tween self, don't worry so much! :)

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  22. I would tell my teen self, "It's okay to have fun and still make the most of life." :)

    I have always been serious and now that I'm out of my teen years, I realized that a little fun is also needed. ;)

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  23. Stop moping around and actually have fun.

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  24. I'm definitely still a teen! 14:) haha this should be interesting...

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    1. Oh, and since i'm still a teen, i'm currently telling myself to study more!!! which isnt really working btw:L

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    2. Studying more is something I would tell myself too. It's so easy to say and so hard to follow up on!!

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