By Luke Reynolds
Center grade and younger grownup authors converse candidly at the unstated "rules" of formative years during this selection of relocating, inspiring, and sometimes humorous essays. This targeted quantity encourages readers to wreck with conformity and defy age-old, and customarily erroneous, orthodoxy--including such conventions as Boys cannot be mild, variety, or caring; One needs to put on Abercrombie & Fitch so as to healthy in; Girls may still act like girls; and One needs to visit university after completing excessive school. With contributions from acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning younger grownup authors--including Gary D. Schmidt, writer of The Wednesday Wars; Matthew speedy, writer of The Silver Linings Playbook; Sara Zarr, writer of Story of a Girl; and Wendy Mass, writer of A Mango-Shaped Space--this assortment encourages individuality through breaking commonly held norms, making it a great source for tweens and youths.
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