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One Teenager in Ten Paperback – September 1, 1983


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Alyson Publications Inc; 1st edition (September 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932870260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932870261
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,668,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 12, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read this book over ten years ago and found it very helpful and interesting. It showed me that I wasn't the only person who had these feelings, though at the time I was certain there was something terribly wrong with me. It was nice to know I was not alone...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SerenaBlackCat on December 22, 2006
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This is a book of essays written by gay and lesbian youth, talking about their experiences and feelings. It is very "raw" in some ways- they are completely honest and don't try to sugarcoat anything. For example, there is a story of someone who was seduced at the age of 12 by an adult, and she does not write about being traumatized. There is also a lot of writing about sex. Some of the essays I read made me think that the people are naive and equate love with sex, but it doesn't matter what I or anyone else think, this is their essay. There is value in that honesty, even though some of it seemed kind of "inappropriate".

The writing was OK- I think the book focused more on the subject than the writing ability. I don't know if my reaction is unusual, but this book made me feel even more alone, like the other non-straight youth were out partying somewhere and finding girlfriends and boyfriends and I was the only one who wasn't. But maybe it will give hope to some other people.
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I bought this book when I was 16, I'm 37 now. This book is great from young people who are struggling with coming out of the closet and realizing they are different than others. It gives young kids confidence to know that being gay is OK. It is also a great book for parents of young adelescente kids who are struggleing with being different. Sort of gives a parent a little leverage to pointing a child in the right direction to saying Gay is OK.
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I found this book (and it's companion volume Two Teenagers in Twenty) at the public library when I was in my early adolescence, nearly twenty years ago. I lived in a smaller city in a pretty rural area of our state, but we must have had a secretly progressive librarian. I am thankful forever for that, as reading this book was instrumental in helping me feel less alone. At thirteen I already knew I was attracted to both girls and boys, but couldn't really talk to anyone about it. Reading this book helped me understand that "out there" in the world were other adolescents that felt the way I did, and that all the ways I felt were OK.

I haven't re-read this book as an adult, but I would suspect that some of the stories might feel a little dated now, as they were from a time before the internet and when being a queer teenager was more isolating than it can be now. However, the basic message of "you are not alone" comes forward through time, and this is probably worth a read.

Some of commented on how raw, sexual, and occasionally unpolished the writing is. As a teenager, that was part of what made this book so accessible. I felt as though I was listening to a peer talk, rather than an adult or educator. The sexual nature of the writing was essential for that accessibility, as I was certainly having a lot of complex thoughts and desires at that point, and knowing that other teens felt as sexual as I did (though I was largely unable to act on it) comforted me and made me feel less like a weirdo.

I'm sure there are more current books of this type (or just check out Tumblr!), but this was important at the time, and remains a touchstone for me from my teen years.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 11, 1996
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a book containing real life gay teenager's stories
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