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Teenage Wasteland by Donna Gaines
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Jan 31, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: history, sociology-culture
Read from January 30 to 31, 2010

I'm about in the middle of this book (which I have to read for a sociology class) and I really don't like it. It sounds like the author never got past her own teenage issues and is basically now writing them into a book.

Here's a passage from page 135: "Kids are silent because they fear getting sent to "retard" school (stigma worse than death)."

Um, seriously? Worse than DEATH? I think that's a bit of an exaggeration...

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