From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up–Many teens find their high school years to be trying, angst ridden, and downright rotten. Culled from the responses of some 2000 high and post-high school students, this title gives voice to young people who have lived through the experience and who offer both affirming and cautionary tales as they attempted to navigate the uncertain seas of friendship, depression, academic achievement, drugs, and sexuality. Of all the observations contained in this unusual book, there has to be at least one that will resonate with readers. No one commentary is more than a page. In addition, there are advice sections and an entire listing of organizations that can provide help with problems. There is no question that this book will enhance most YA collections.–Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
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About the Author
Jane Bluestein, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of 21st Century Discipline, Being a Successful Teacher and Creating Emotionally Safe Schools. A former classroom teacher, crisis-intervention counselor and teacher training program coordinator, she heads Instructional Support Services, Inc., a consulting and resource firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Eric D. Katz, MSAC, is a psychotherapist and a New York state certified school counselor who works on the front lines in a wonderful, diverse high school in Newburgh, New York. He is a consultant to the College Board's Equity and Excellence Program, an advisory board member for Long Island University's Graduate Program for School Counseling and the coauthor of the advanced series of school counselor workshops for the College Board's Pathways to Excellence Program. He is a featured speaker at the state and national level and is deeply committed to helping teens succeed not just in high school but in life. Mr. Katz is available to speak with groups of teens, educators, parents and all caring adults.