"The time is always right to do what is right."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You have to accept who you are -- and that is beautiful."
-- Alicia Keys
"English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England."
-- Homer J. Simpson
Making friends, finding true love, enduring rough days at school, or just being yourself -- we all meet new (and old!) challenges every day. Carol Weston, teen advice columnist, has good advice for whatever you're facing.
In For Teens Only, Carol collects the words and thoughts of the wisest and wittiest thinkers of all time from every corner of the globe, from Pablo Picasso to Jennifer Lopez; from Mark Twain to Indira Gandhi and Halle Berry. Then she adds her own insights, collected over the years from her conversations and correspondence with thousands of real teens.
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Carol Weston is a writer and speaker. She is the author of For Girls Only, Private and Personal, and Girltalk (Fourth Edition) as well as four Melanie Martin novels for younger readers. She's also the "Dear Carol" advice columnist of Girls' Life. Parenting says "Carol Weston gets girls" and Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Of For Girls Only, USA Today wrote, "There are so many dumb advice books that it's a pleasure to find one that really works." Carol has been a guest on Today, Oprah, The View, and other shows and has spoken at many schools both as an author of novels for elementary school kids as well as an advice giver for middle and high school kids. A Phi Beta Kappa Yale graduate with an M.A. in Spanish, she can give a talk at your school in English or Spanish. She now lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughters, and feisty cat Mike.From School Library Journal:
Grade 6 Up-Sage advice, complete with 573 relevant and inspiring quotes, is the main focus of this interesting and upbeat self-help book. Topics include mind, body, friends, relationships, school, family, and work, all presented in an understanding and straightforward manner. Teens seeking encouragement and a pathway to a happy and successful life will find much to consider. Quotes abound, and they always fit the subjects at hand and add important perspectives to the points being made. Carefully selected and integrated quotes come from men, women, and young people from all walks of life; from many times, places, and backgrounds; and of different ages, some famous and some unknown. They add balance to Weston's comments and information, conveying practical perspectives on caring for oneself, nurturing relationships, getting along with others, and making the best of circumstances. Weston is known for her previous outstanding self-help books, such as Girltalk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You (HarperCollins, 1997). This book follows suit with a writing style to which teens-both boys and girls-can really relate, almost as if the author is in the room having a conversation with them. Other books use different approaches but have similar relevant content for teens, such as Annie Fox's Can You Relate? (Free Spirit, 1999) and Richard Carlson's Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens (Hyperion, 2000). However, none use the technique of maneuvering numerous quotes as effectively as Weston does in this title.
Diane P. Tuccillo, City of Mesa Library, AZ
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