Monday, August 31, 2009

Review: I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

Book: I Can't Keep My Own Secrets
Author: Teen authors of 800 6 word memoirs.
Pages: 182
Rating: 4 out of 5
Cover Rating: 3 out of 5

"Told You I'd Be Published Someday" (Kat A.) is the first 6 worded memoir out of 800 in the book "I Can't Keep My Own Secrets." This book is made up of hundreds of six words that describes the lives of 800 teens across the country. They range from being funny such as: "Never shopping at West Seal again" or sad, "Roots are Shallow, Wings Are Broken," and thoughtful, "I'm still figuring out my story" among others.

I really enjoyed reading this book, it made me realize how much worse thousands of other kids lives are then just a single bad day in my life. The memoirs may have only been 6 words, however, the teens that wrote the 6 words did a wonderful job at describing something that means everything to them. That is talent. This was a quick book to read, but is a keeper!

1 comment:

Leslie said...

i actually find the idea very intreging! i've read a couple of them and these teens are soooo creative! thanks for sharing =)