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*Red: The Next Generation of American Writers - Teenage Girls - On What Fires Up Their Lives Today* by Amy Goldwasser- young adult book review  
Red: The Next Generation of American Writers - Teenage Girls - On What Fires Up Their Lives Today by Amy Goldwasser
Grades 9+ 288 pages Hudson Street Press November 2007 Hardcover    

Jordyn is a 17-year-old girl trying to understand why she always hears disapproval in her motherís voice. Whether itís about homework, friends, or the way she wears her hair, Jordyn senses that her mother wishes she could re-make her daughter into her own image.

Deborah is 15, a high school sophomore, and she has just learned that her parents are moving again. Deborah has already lived in eight cities since she entered first grade. This time, after four years, she had begun to hope that they would be staying.

Hannah and Sarah are 15-year-old identical twins. Sarah is a beauty, but Hannah struggles with her weight. However, only Sarah seems to be worried about Hannahís weight; Hannah is just happy to have Sarah for a sister.

These are stories of teenage girls, written by the girls themselves. They are honest, emotionally charged stories that are, for the most part, very well-written. There is the expected tale of boys and makeup, but there are also deeply felt stories about lost friends and lost pets, as well as stories about being alone and being lonely.

These are stories of teenage girls, written by the girls themselves. They are honest, emotionally charged stories that are, for the most part, very well-written. There is the expected tale of boys and makeup, but there are also deeply felt stories about lost friends and lost pets, as well as stories about being alone and being lonely.

 
Young adult book reviews for ages 12 and up - middle school and high school students

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