Multcolib Teen Picks: Breaking Up, Not Breaking Down
Annotation:Liz Prince's autobiographical comic "explores the joys of flying solo, free to focus on what really matters: comics, punk rock, and cute boys with beards."
Annotation:"A compilation of true stories written by teenagers, and by adults writing about their teenage years, focusing on teen relationships with parents, friends, crushes, boyfriends and girlfriends."
Annotation:"Often what initially attracts us to someone, doesn't end up mattering very much at all. And that's exactly what this zine is about. Becky and friends compiled the things they remember about various old flames: His handlebar mustache, her ability to weld, or the fact that he was from Alaska. Things like trying out for Jeopardy, or being a male ballerina, can attract you to someone, but in the end, you realize they're just novelties."
Annotation:"This book explores GLBT teens' relationships with themselves, their friends, and the people they date. Issues such as getting over a breakup, dating and online safety, safe sex, and coming out to one's friends are presented in a comprehensive, engaging manner."
Annotation:How much can you say in six words? A lot: "Met online; love before first sight. Hair's pink to piss you off. I fulfilled my awkwardness quota today. My mom had my boyfriend deported. According to Facebook, we broke up."
Annotation:"Mortified: Love Is a Battlefield revisits the boundlessly embarrassing topic of childhood love, uncovering priceless artifacts of authentic teen angst that tell of unrequited crushes, awkward hookups, odd celebrity infatuations, and all manner of romantic catastrophes."
Annotation:The best of Cheryl Strayed's sensitive and eloquent Dear Sugar advice columns from The Rumpus website.