Life is full of snags and surprises, especially for teens. Every day it's something new: dealing with being dissed, finding out that your friend is into the guy you used to date, realizing that you like a friend of the guy you're dating, bummin' over grades, having hair envy, recognizing trust-busters, figuring out the difference between a funk and depression, and coping with extracurricular heartbreak.
Time to Get Over It! and get on with your life. No, it's not always easy, but with this handy, hip little guide, it can be a whole lot easier than taking the psychotic freak-out route. For its entertainment factor alone, this book is worth its price. But there's also a ton of very real, very healthy, very useful advice behind the way cool lingo. The theme throughout is: calmly confront the problem, express your feelings and needs, and move on to a solution, even if it means saying good-bye to a relationship or a plan. Whether the issue is a boyfriend who pressures you to have sex, a best friend who blabs your secrets, or dealing with a new stepfamily, Get Over It! has a solution. There are other goodies too, such as a sure-fire cure for The Dump (recipe for chewy brownie cookies included), a top 10 list of ways to torture your siblings ("No. 8. Stash tampons in your brother's backpack"), and some hilarious true confessions by real teens who have handled some of these same crises--and not always in the most mature fashion. (Ages 13 and older) --Emilie Coulter