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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Zest Books (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979017300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979017308
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Winner: NAPPA Honors Award

About the Author

Steven Jenkins is a San Francisco-based cultural critic whose writings on film, music, art, and literature appear in national periodicals, exhibitions catalogs, and artist monographs. He is the editor of City Slivers and Fresh Kills: The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark and Model Culture: James Casebere, Photographs 1975-1996.

Erika Stalder is a San Francisco-based writer who has contributed to Wired, Missbehave, Planet, and The Journal of Life Sciences, and worked with the International Museum of Women to produce the Imagining Ourselves anthology. She also currently writes the Dear Erika advice column for ABC Family’s The Secret Life of The American Teen website.

Customer Reviews

Impressed my 16-year-old grandson at Christmas with this book.
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When I stumbled upon this book, I knew immediately that it would be a WINNER!
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Overall, a great book that I recommend for any high school student.
Emma Herlihy

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308 of 329 people found the following review helpful By Camille on December 16, 2011
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Bought this for my niece after reading all the reviews. Sounded good natured and innocent. I read through it when it came and found some of the ideas to be inappropriate, ESPECIALLY for young girls! I would never tell my little girl that she should skinny dip, throw a drinking party when her parents are gone, condone having sex and learning about Planned Parenthood...etc. Needless to say I did some editing and the remaining ideas were cute and appropriate. They included family values, volunteering, learning good habits...etc. I was a bit disappointed that NONE of the 12 reviews for this book had even mentioned this stuff!
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76 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Kristin M. Shaver on December 21, 2011
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I bought this book for my 13 year old niece who was entering high school. My niece is a bit sheltered and therefore young for her age. She read the book in short order and then reported it to her mother. My sister was on the phone to me (laughing)asking me what kind of books I was buying for her daughter. There were several inappropriate suggestions involving nudity and alcohol. My niece thought they were outrageous and told her mother. However, my niece really did like some of the suggestions and will be doing them (not the inappropriate stuff!). She also liked the setup of the book. I think she read the whole thing in less than an hour.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By JS on February 5, 2014
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Thought some of these were very funny. Parents had a different opinion. We may not be invited back next year.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 11, 2013
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I purchased this for a 14 year old and a 16 year old. I will give it to the older (she's mature) but not the younger.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Emma Herlihy on December 1, 2009
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As a high school student myself, I absolutely loved this book! It gave me great ideas of things to do with my friends and for my own personal growth. A lot of them were relating to community service which is something that I love so I enjoyed getting new ideas with that. Overall, a great book that I recommend for any high school student.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 14, 2009
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I loved earning Girl Scout badges growing up. But I think the checklist of items to try to accomplish before kids graduate high school presented in this book are much more fun than even girl scout badges, and way more meaningful. Saw this book in a bookstore when I was looking for a birthday gift for my niece and picked it up. I probably accomplished about half of the items presented in the book, but I bet high school would have been more fun if I tried them all. If only I had a book like this 15 years ago to inspire me! Suggestions for personal development like "Connect with a Role Model (and how)" or things to do because "you're only young once" like try a new hairstyle, or confess a crush or spend one day in silence are great life experiments and ways to develop some personal honesty, integrity, and bravery. This would be a great gift for any junior high school graduate -- give a kid a few years to get through these suggestions, because after all, high school does include a ton of homework. But hopefully the book will inspire kids to make time for some fun and life while they also get ready for SATs and do the other "work" or high school. It's never too early to learn that life is the experiences you have, not the stuff you collect along the way.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Opallu on June 18, 2012
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Well, my title says it all. I ordered this for a high school senior but realized it was both too late and too juvenile for him, it is better for a freshman. There are a couple of pretty great novel ideas in here but most of it is kind of mommy or teacher think. I think the book is a great idea though, some one needs to do more with it than this iteration.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Allison Frenzel on December 21, 2007
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97 things to do before you finish high school
By Cindy
This book provides eye opening information which shows you how to prepare your self for a personal development like. How to create a journal, how to look closely to a work of art this kind of things relate to you and teaches you how to improve or prepare your self for the future. These are things that most people don't think about in high school.
This book covers all the most significant things that you can relate, to and it is really interesting how things have there own way of teaching. Young people would really appreciate reading this book because everything would make sense and it will be way easier to try to do something when you have confidence.
Before I even read this book I never thought I would ever do something that could embarrassed me, like confess to a crush. Come on, a girl like me would never ask a guy out, but now that I have read that section in the book and learned me that every one should have confidence and trust them self's. You really don't loose anything and you'll get it over with. Buy this book! It is a great guide for teenagers.
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