Monday, October 19, 2009

Non-Fiction Monday: Teen Memoir

I really, really, really enjoyed this book. I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs By Teens Famous and Obscure, is edited by Smith Magazine, and truly a wonderful addition to any library or as a gift for a teen.

Getting a teen to read a memoir may be somewhat difficult, but with this anthology of sorts, short, six-word memoirs by 600 different teens is a unique concept and your teen is bound to find someone he or she can relate to out of all these fabulous authors.

I had some favorites, including Ally O. who writes: "Allergic to reality; compelled by fiction." And Katie N. who writes: "I walked on eggshells; they cracked." And Ivy V. who writes: "Smoke detectors taught me to cook." And Taylor Swift's? "My diary is read by everyone." How true is that?

Some are sad, some are really funny, some are a little strange. I loved this, think it is entirely worthy of it's Cybils nomination, and hope you'll hand it to some teens that you love!

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets
edited by Smith Magazine
192 pages
Young Adult/Non-Fiction
September 2009
Review copy provided by publisher

To learn more, or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon. I'm an Associate, so I'll receive a small percentage of your purchase price.


Staci said...

This one is on my radar...I so want to read it and give it a whirl for myself...just using 6 words. Not sure if I can do it!!

Cindy said...

I've read this one too!