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Rookie Yearbook Two (Rookie Yearbook #2)

4.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  530 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
The second book in the Rookie Yearbook series

"Gevinson has tapped into a network of young, exuberant writers whose insight, attitude and compassion are matched by their distinctive voices and points-of-view. [Rookie is] a great and good face for a new, vigorous, unapologetic feminism."—Boing Boing

Rookieis an independent online magazine made by and for teenage girls. It was
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Drawn and Quarterly
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I am one of the legions of women who are at least 20 years older than the target audience for Rookie and wishes it existed when I was a teenager. Since I am an adult I'm more a fan of the photography and collages (once again, the art direction in the Rookie Yearbooks is GENIUS and worth the price of admission) and less enthusiastic about the essays on navigating adolescence, but duh, this book was meant for teenagers so of course there's going to be articles on how to kiss and that tampons won't ...more
Abigail Tarttelin
Feb 14, 2014 Abigail Tarttelin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-loved
Beyond vital to read for anyone who is a teenager or still feels like one (pretty much all of us then). I also loved that the photoshoots were what I'd call 'ethically sound' - they featured all thrifted clothes, so teenagers don't have to feel like shit that they can't afford a 1500 dress to make themselves look good. It's ALL about creativity, independence, confidence and empowerment and Tavi Gevinson is now someone I look up to GREATLY (despite the fact that she is 9 years younger than me). ...more
Mar 31, 2014 Courtney rated it it was amazing
Can I just say how much I love Rookie? Loooove it. And it makes me really happy that a good deal of the online-only magazine is being published in these "Yearbook" editions. The format is identical to the first Yearbook, but the depth and breadth of the subject matter is fresh and relevant. Rookie tackles things that most other teen magazines wouldn't dare to. Faith, sexuality, art, music and activism are all given equal weight and credibility. The fashion spreads are moody and creative (and ref ...more
Holly Schultz
Jun 15, 2014 Holly Schultz rated it it was amazing
Filled with great content by young girls, for young girls. Includes collections of advice about sex, friends, and fashion that has embodied a bible I live by. Tavi teaches how to be a strong, smart woman and cares about girls learning to express themselves(something I hold extremely close to myself thanks to her).
Not only does it have authentic essays but beautiful layouts and collages as well. Rookie's design is impeccable and unlike any other yearbook in a refreshing way.
While reading this y
Jan 02, 2014 Meghan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, zines
Fashion spreads, personal essays, an accessible two-page guide to building a Raspberry Pi computer. This has it all! A sample of one essay I really liked: Eating: A manifesto
Dec 17, 2013 Sadie rated it it was amazing
endless luv for this perfect book
I like carrying it around in my backpack just to have it nearby. it has magic powers
Feb 06, 2014 Brittany rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, ya
Life Skills 101 made me lol hard this morning. Such a fun fun read. Visually appealing/speaks to my heart, interviews are with the best people (e.g. David Hildebrand Wilson, Carrie Brownstein, Neil Degrasse Tyson), fashion editorials are siiick, and the articles talk about topics young people (or just everyone) should be talking about. It's kind of strange to see young people crushing hard on the 90s, but I guess that's a part of me getting old. Cool stickers. Cootie catcher inside!! I recommend ...more
Sep 15, 2014 Sabreen rated it it was amazing
A collection of some of the awesomest articles from Rookie Mag, an online publication started by Tavi Gevinson when she was just a freshman in high school, is a pop culture and feminist-y magazine that explores modern teenagehood. As an anthology, the pieces work together quite well. There's something to be said for short, sweet articles. I read two or three articles a day and always felt satisfied.

I have a lot of favorite articles from this collection.
*Some of them focused on s
Aug 27, 2014 Kama rated it really liked it
I did not read the first book as you do -_- but this book is made up of articles written by different authors so it feels like a scrapbook you would make with loads of different magazines with things you like. I like this format. These articles/advice parts are all related to teenagers, it is supposed to help teenagers with new experiences, if they feel like they are a freak for doing something or thinking a certain way it talks about how there are other people out there who do the same thing an ...more
Zoe J.
Jan 24, 2015 Zoe J. rated it it was amazing
This is a book that every girl (or boy/other gender) needs to read. This book helped me to understand the feeling of discrimination I felt because I was a girl and how to change that feeling. It helped showed me that being a teenager sucks, but that you can make the most of it anyway. Even though I just read the book, I can already tell my opinions are changing and that I am more comfortable and confident in my own skin. And that rocks.
Dec 22, 2015 ladilune rated it it was amazing
The best thing since sliced bread - thoughtful articles, great interviews, beautiful photos and illustrations, and interesting topics. It does not disguise itself to be the 'ultimate' teenage guide, but definitely the best among those who claim themselves to be. Looking forward to reading the Yearbook One and Three!

(review written on 2014)
Dec 31, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Like Yearbook One, Yearbook Two is full of really interesting articles that range from advice to interviews to general life stories. I skipped the fashion spreads, but read the rest cover to cover. Rookie is a great resource and I'm happy they've decided to release their content in book form. I don't want to read long-form articles online.

I'll copy one part of my Yearbook One review word-for-word: "Everything is so honest and non-judgmental. They treat high brow/low brow and homo/hetero the sam
Nov 25, 2013 Dani rated it it was amazing
I wish that Rookie existed when I was in middle school or high school.
What I most love about is the personal essays about love, sex, friendship, family, growing up, and life. Two of my favorite parts of the yearbook were the interview with Emma Watson by Tavi and the interview with Mindy Kaling by Lena Dunham. If I'd had these great female role models growing up, if I'd had this website and book to tell me the things I thought were wrong with me weren't so weird and wrong, the things I was goin
Jan 22, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
This is the book version of this blog I didn't hear of until Bust magazine shed some light on it. That's because its for highschoolers, written by highschoolers. But these highschoolers are a bunch of kickass ladies and if I were still in highschool I would try to be their best friend. Plus they interview other awesome women and Judy Blume is in there! Can't beat that.
Aug 30, 2015 Ella rated it it was amazing
Where was Rookie when I was in high school?! Rookie Yearbook Two is amazing, and has some wonderful insight for tweens, teens, twentysomethings - and ultimately women of all ages. These articles are fantastic.
Oct 22, 2014 ems rated it liked it
i don't know. annoyingly twee and earnest and personal and beautiful and basically what you'd expect. wish i was a teenager so i could like it more.
Mar 29, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
Tavi Gevinson, where were you when i was in middle/high school??!!!

Just as entertaining and important as Rookie Yearbook One.
Sep 30, 2014 Katie rated it really liked it
This book was cool. I wish I had it as a teen!
Gabie (OwlEyesReviews)
This one was great as well. However, I didn't like it as much as the first one.
Dec 10, 2013 paula rated it it was amazing
Bulging with teenage cred, this second anthology of pictures, essays, comics, stickers, DIY guides, fashion spreads and whatnot boasts contributions from the coolest people – from Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham to Judy Blume and Etgar Keret. It’s also super-empowered, smart, and uncompromising. A great thing for a girl to take to her room and occasionally browse, and gain some wisdom.

Pair this with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, a hip and heartfelt story about two sisters on their way to adulthood.
Mills College Library
305.2352 R673 2013
Mar 28, 2016 AnQi rated it it was amazing
Favorites from #2:

-Jenny's articles about race and identity
-Tyler's discussions about sexuality
-The insightful and awesome interviews with really cool female celebrities
-The short fiction (of course!)

As always, a wonderful, wonderful read. Kudos to Tavi and the Rookie crew for creating such an honest, beautiful, intelligent, and open-minded publication for teenage girls.

Read 25 June 2015
Apr 25, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2015
I read this book straight through, cover to cover. And I enjoyed every single page so, so much.
Apr 14, 2015 Christina rated it liked it
I know I'm not at all in the right demographic for these books, but I can't help but read them. They sort of remind me of how I felt about Sassy Magazine as a preteen. I love Tavi Gevinson!
Jan 02, 2014 Alex rated it it was amazing
Always obsessed. Great new content too for people that have read every (yes, every) post on the website. Buy this for every young woman in your life.
Dec 26, 2013 Vi rated it really liked it
If it weren't typeset in a way that it was so freaking hard to read!!!
Dec 17, 2013 Lydia rated it it was amazing
Amazing and beautiful. I love the tarot cards and the stickers. Plus, I got it signed by Tavi at a meetup so it is even more special to me :)
Oct 31, 2013 Sadie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
even more terrific than the first! i'm going to have to buy this even though i'm a couple decades older than the target audience :)
Nov 19, 2013 Bronwyn rated it it was amazing
Even as a 27 year old woman, I loved this. I wish more than anything Rookie was around when I was 16. I am very grateful that it exists.
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Tavi Gevinson is an American writer, magazine editor, actress and singer. Raised in Oak Park, Illinois, Gevinson came to public attention at the age of twelve because of her fashion blog Style Rookie. By the age of fifteen, she had shifted her focus to pop culture and feminist discussion. Gevinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of the online Rookie Magazine, aimed primarily at teenage girls. I ...more
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Rookie Yearbook (4 books)
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  • Rookie Yearbook Four

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