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Giveaway: Dear Teen Me (US and Canada)

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How many times have you looked back on your teenage years and cringed, wishing you could offer your younger self some guidance? This book of nearly 70 letters by top young adult authors—including bestselling writers Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder—does just that, and today’s teens will benefit.

This is a must-have book! And you could win a copy right here, right now. 


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5 lucky US and Canadian winners will receive a copy of DEAR TEEN ME

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  • MrsErica Beaton
    MrsErica Beaton Saturday, 01 December 2012

    I'd remind myself not to be too self-critical. Things'll work out. :)

  • YABC
    YABC Sunday, 02 December 2012

    I would just like to share a wonderful review my lovely colleague Jill wrote on the book/concept on our SDSU Children's Literature blog:

  • Stacy
    Stacy Tuesday, 04 December 2012

    It's not the end of the world.....

  • YABC
    YABC Wednesday, 05 December 2012

    Be spontaneous once in a while...

  • Amber McKinney
    Amber McKinney Wednesday, 05 December 2012

    Calm down, and don't be so obsessed with good grades. Have more fun with your friends and spend less time worrying about projects and papers. It's all going to be ok. :)

  • Tabatha Perry
    Tabatha Perry Tuesday, 11 December 2012

    Dear Teen Me, There is no power in giving your power away to another person. Say "no" and put some force behind it!
    Love, the 40 yr old YOU!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 11 December 2012

    I would tell teen me, not to care what others think so much, and definitely not to listen to anything negative!

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 11 December 2012

    I would ensure my teen self that it's okay to be smart, there are great reasons to earn great grades, get scholarships, and go to a good college. Being brainy is cool (as an adult!)

  • Courtney Gendreau
    Courtney Gendreau Wednesday, 12 December 2012

    keep calm things will get better

  • YABC
    YABC Thursday, 13 December 2012

    Wait five minutes.

  • YABC
    YABC Sunday, 16 December 2012

    i would like to remember to take a deep breath and do something fun, different and especial once in a while.

  • cassandra mccann
    cassandra mccann Tuesday, 18 December 2012

    wait to have sex until you find the right person and your older

  • YABC
    YABC Thursday, 20 December 2012

    have more fun

  • Kierra
    Kierra Friday, 21 December 2012

    I would tell myself to try to have fun and relax with friends every once and a while.

  • Theresa Nowaczyk
    Theresa Nowaczyk Saturday, 22 December 2012


  • Heather
    Heather Sunday, 23 December 2012

    After just finishing my teen years I would just want myself to remember that taking more chances probably would have benefited me more. And advice for the future: just go for it, and don't let anyone stop you from achieving your dream.

  • YABC
    YABC Tuesday, 25 December 2012

    Dear younger me,
    Yes, it's considered bullying. You know what I mean. Stay away from boys, you'll get there eventually. Talk to your sisters like they're people. Don't stop treating your little brothers like they're awesome. They are.

  • YABC
    YABC Wednesday, 26 December 2012

    I would tell my teen self to keep writing poetry. I'll laugh at my self-indulgence later, but also see how much I've grown from it.

  • Andrea Diaz
    Andrea Diaz Thursday, 27 December 2012

    Since I'm still a teen, I want my adult self to remember all the pain that I've endured and to remember that it will always get better.

  • Stacy
    Stacy Friday, 28 December 2012

    I would just say to keep writing and never give up on your dreams

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