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I'll Be Home Before Midnight and I Won't Get pregnant Paperback – May 12, 1988

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 253 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1 edition (May 12, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394755669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394755663
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,784,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

YA These comic fables have an irresistible appeal as ``just for fun'' reading. The funky, splotchy, scratchy style of the accompanying drawings may remind some readers of their own doodles, stick figures and all. Problems of drug abuse, sex, peer group acceptance, and family relationships are among those covered, and practical solutions are portrayed in a humorous style. It is likely that many readers will finish the book in one quick session, with plenty of laughs along the way. Teen psychologist Wolf introduces each story with an insightful essay addressed to both teens and parents. Good advice and good humor. Keddy Outlaw, Harris County Public Library, Houston, Tex .
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marg. from CT on August 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
Wolf, Tony (1988. I'll Be Home Befor Midnign and I Won't Get Pregnant: Stories of Adolescence. Illustrations Brance Menk, New York, Vintage Books.
It is easy to take this book lightly. The cartoons in every chapter make it deceivingly simple. However, the stories are poignant and powerful. It deals with the tough issues many teens face with humar and accuracy. Everything from Anorexia to Drug use is discussed. Physical and emotional changes teens experience are also discussed. Although the text tooks like an easy read, the stories give you something to think about. For example, many young girls experience problems with body image. The books has a story about a girl who deals with this problem. When the story starts out, the girl is healthy. She is putting away the toys of childhood. A particular toy, a doll, tells the girl she needs to loose a few pounds. The girl has a normal body. In the drawings, it is depicted with two line for her body. Throughout the story, the lines for her body grow closer together. Soon, she is nothing more than a stick-figure drawing. During the story, the doll keeps telling the girl she only needs to loose a few more pounds. These are the types of images that young teen girls see and hear everyday. This story gives the reader the perspective of a young teen who faces this problem. The book holds no punches in dealing with the realities of growing-up. The illustrations which follow each chapter give the reader a better image with which to see events through the eyes of an adolescence. The book is easy to relate to and would be good for parents of teens or those who work with teens to read to help them remember what it was like to be a teenager.
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By A Customer on September 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
The hilarious, dopey comic strip format makes you think this is for the kids, but it isn't! This is really for parents (and may scare the heck out of you) and includes paragraphs of very serious insight. I won't be showing this to my 13 year-old son as yet, but it does help me understand him.
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