Break These Rules: 35 Ya Authors On Speaking Up, Standing Out, And Being Yourself

Break These Rules: 35 Ya Authors On Speaking Up, Standing Out, And Being Yourself
Tags: Luke Reynolds

Middle grade and young adult authors speak candidly on the unspoken rules of adolescence in this collection of moving, inspiring, and often funny essays. This unique volume encourages readers to break with conformity and defy age-old, and typically inaccurate, orthodoxy including such conventions as Boys can't be gentle, kind, or caring One must wear Abercrombie Girls should act like girls and One must go to college after finishing high school. With contributions from acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning young adult authors including Gary D. Schmidt, author of The Wednesday Wars Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook Sara Zarr, author of Story of a Girl and Wendy Mass, author of A Mango-Shaped Space this collection encourages individuality by breaking traditionally held norms, making it an ideal resource for tweens and teens.