Tuesday, 24 November 2009

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure by Larry Smith, Rachel Fershleiser

Publisher: Harper Teen
Pub. Date: September 1st 2009
Age Range: 12 and up
Pages: 240
Format: paperback
Source of copy: from the publisher - Harper Teen

True tales of love, loss, good friends, and bad hair days filled Not Quite What I Was Planning, the New York Times bestselling first book in the Six-Word Memoir series—an international phenomenon. Some of the very best were by teens, so the editors decided to create a book written entirely by those bold, brash truth-tellers. From cancer to creativity, prom dates to promiscuity, and breaking hearts to breaking laws, the memoirs in this collection reveal that often the youngest writers have the most fascinating stories to tell.

This book of memoirs is absolutely admire-worthy. A kind of book that every teen, even adult, should have in their bags, on their shelves just to read it every day and love it even more.

The great thing about the memoirs is the limited amount of words. Without much space to tell long stories about themselves, the talented teens still manage to convey the most important or influential happenings in their lives to the readers. Six words, no more or less. Six words with so much meaning. Six words that leave you with imagination of the rest of the stories. Six words that inspire you so much. You feel like you've been confided by people that you don't even know, you feel their joy, their sorrow, and then in an amazing away, everything inspires you, making you think of a special moments in your own years of being an earthling as well

The book covers a lot of fields: family, love, friendship, dream, life-changing decisions, some are just about how beautiful their lives are at this moment. It's emotion-packed with various kinds, from the heavenly feelings to the very sad ones, sad but not too depressed. It included memoirs of the normal teenagers mostly, but there are a few pages for memoirs of the real famous ones.

Here are a few memoirs - a sneak peak of the book:

Met online, love before first sight.

Seventeen, pregnant. He's off to Iraq.

You made me stronger. Thanks, rapist

We're the family you gossip about.

Her touch made me scars beautiful.

Impressed and excited about this book already? Why don't you go out and grab a copy right now? I assure you, you'll never regret picking up this one. Never ever.

Rating: 4.5/5

1 comment:

debbie said...

I agree...this book is kind of unique ;-)