Want. Take. Have / E. Kristin Anderson -- Contents under pressure / Jessica Lee Anderson -- Shhhhhh! / Tom Angleberger -- Frame me and nail me to the wall / Sean Beaudoin -- Re-inventing me / Charles Benoit -- 9 things you should know about your life / Robin Benway -- The knife / Ilsa J. Bick -- Dance dance revolution / Marke Bieschke -- First kiss ... ish / Joseph Bruchac -- Trust is as important as love / Jessica Burkhart -- Thank you, oily pizza / Josh A. Cagan -- There's no such thing as impossible / Riley Carney -- The future isn't everything / Terra Lynn Childs -- The principal's office / Jessica Corra -- Raising me / Heather Davis -- Getting stood up / Daniel Ehrenhaft -- Losing your sight shouldn't mean losing your rights / Laura Ellen -- I hope you dance-to the theme from Bonanza / Beth Fantaskey -- Jekyll & Hyde / Caridad Ferrer -- Be honest with yourself / Michael Griffo -- The skinny girl / Janet Gurtler -- It is about to get worse / Kersten Hamilton -- Going all the way / Bethany Hegedus -- You are the electric boogaloo / Geoff Herbach -- No calls from Spielberg yet / Faith Erin Hicks -- When dance was your world / Nancy Holder -- Lois Lowry and the space-time continuum vs. boys / K.A. Holt -- Seeping through the cracks / P.J. Hoover -- Finding your voice / Ellen Hopkins -- Who needs luck? / Stacey Jay -- Seizures / Carrie Jones -- Regarding your commendable decision to live / Mike Jung -- Getting past the fear / Stasia Ward Kehoe -- Bad girl / Tara Kelly -- Pick up the phone and call him back. Right. Now. / Miranda Kenneally -- He broke more than your heart / Stephanie Kuehnert -- Hope until the last second / Mary Lindsey -- The ramifications of mouthing off to cute boys / Nikki Loftin -- What will define you / Katherine Longshore -- Winging it / Ken Lowery -- Balancing black and white / Kekla Magoon -- What the bully stole / Mari Mancusi -- All the world's a stage / Gretchen McNeil -- The pursuit of (moments of) happiness / Jodi Meadows -- This is not your story / Saundra Mitchell -- Get better / Hannah Moskowitz -- What I really want / Jenny Moss -- Dancing with the dead / Sarah Ockler -- Best friends forever (for real) / Lauren Oliver & Elizabeth Miles -- Just be yourself / Stephanie Pellegrin -- First kiss / Mitali Perkins -- Keep hold of your strength / Cheryl Rainfield -- Special delivery from your excellent future / Dave Roman -- Stop obsessing, kiss that guy, and party like it's 1999 / Jess Rothenberg -- All roads lead somewhere / Jennifer Rush -- Smile! / Amy Kathleen Ryan -- Sing it out / Tom Ryan -- I'm not going to give you any good advice / Leila Sales -- The friend I thought was long gone / Cynthia Leitich-Smith -- Finding him / Jessica Spotswood -- Boys boys boys / Erika Stalder -- Chunky / Rhonda Stapleton -- Keeping quiet / Mariko Tamaki -- Stolen jeans, smoke rings and self-esteem / Don Tate -- You're so right but so wrong / Melissa Walker -- 100% true, guaranteed / Tracy White -- All kinds of sexy / Jo Whittemore -- What is a friend? / Sara Zarr -- Facing facts: make-overs / Jennifer Ziegler.Notes:
"Favorite young-adult authors--including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, Tom Angleberger, and Carrie Jones--revisit critical moments from their young lives and offer advice and guidance to their teenage selves.... The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium."--P.  of cover.
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