Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their LivesToday
“Unsparingly frank and perceptive” (Vanity Fair) personal essays by teenage girls.
For every teen girl who thinks she’s alone, and every adult who’s dared to try to figure her out, comes this eye-opening collection in the spirit of New York Times bestseller Ophelia Speaks. In Red, fifty-eight girls—ranging in age from thirteen to nineteen, and writing from across the spectrum of geographic, socioeconomic, racial, and religious upbringings—share “heartbreaking, hilarious, and often harrowing” (Francine Prose) essays about everything from politics to pop culture; from post-Katrina New Orleans to Johnny Depp; from the loneliness of losing a best friend to the loathing or pride they feel about their bodies.
The authors of Red are brave and honest documentarians of their own lives. These girls are the best shades of red (not pink): a little bit angry, a lot passionate. They’re on fire, and their essays speak gloriously for the future.
The Body and Various Thoughts on Beauty
Amy Hunt Sleeves
People You Have to Live with and Other Family
Alicia Davis Country
What Can Be Learned at School
Emily Knox The Best Kind of Popular
Friendships: Gone Well, Gone Poorly, Just Gone
Sarah McIntosh Lies We Have Told
Crushes Sweet and Excruciating, Sex, and a Love That Ends in Desert Rehab
Jocelyn Pearce The Match
Anytyhing Extracurricular: The Beach, the Horse, the Bee, the Lousy First Job, the Stellar Future Career, etc.
Kirsten Oldroyd Mini Mountain
Media, Pop Culture, Johnny Depp, Freakdom, and Fandom
Sarah Schelde What Truthiness Taught Me About Being (Un)Cool
The World and What's Wrong (Sometimes Even What's Right) with It: Battle Cries
Dani Cox Ms. President
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