Shay Williams's Reviews > We Are Absolutely Not Okay: Fourteen Stories By Teenagers Who Are Picking Up the Pieces

We Are Absolutely Not Okay by Marjie Bowker
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Jul 13, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: ebook, contemporary
Read from July 12 to 13, 2012

This book was stunning! Fourteen true short stories written by kids that really show what they went through. What really brings it home to me is the fact that they all attend a high school not that far from where I live. Imagine having to rob a woman at gun point to be able to fit in. Or having your mother desert you because of a video game. Or feeling so worthless that cutting is the only thing that relieves the pain.

What I find amazing is the epilogue to each story which shows that these teens have risen above their circumstances and where they are heading from here. What a shining beacon of hope for all of us.

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