Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself

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  • Author(s): Reynolds, Luke
  • Publication Information:
    Chicago : Chicago Review Press. 2013
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Middle grades 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 & Fitch in order to fit in; 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.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781613747841. 9781613747858. 9781613747872.
    • Accession Number:
      857070890
    • Accession Number:
      620581
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    • ABNT:
      REYNOLDS, L. Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2013. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Reynolds L. Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. Chicago: Chicago Review Press; 2013. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=620581&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886. Accessed September 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Reynolds, L. (2013). Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=620581&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Reynolds, Luke. 2013. Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=620581&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Harvard:
      Reynolds, L. (2013) Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=620581&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886 (Accessed: 21 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Reynolds, L 2013, Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself, Chicago Review Press, Chicago, viewed 21 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Reynolds, Luke. Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. Chicago Review Press, 2013. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=620581&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Reynolds, Luke. Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2013. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=620581&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Reynolds L. Break These Rules : 35 YA Authors on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself [Internet]. Chicago: Chicago Review Press; 2013 [cited 2019 Sep 21]. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=620581&authtype=sso&custid=s1007886

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2013 October #2

Thirty-five writers use the 20/20 hindsight of their adult perches to look back and give back. Weaving together this caring anthology is the message to teens to pump up the volume on their inner voice and to consider writing as a vehicle to traverse adolescence. While each contribution is deeply heartfelt, the shining stars of the collection are those that elegantly guide the reader with authentic, personal specifics on journeys that are genuinely transformative. Matthew Quick shares the experience of attending a wedding in Namibia with his wife, Alicia Besette; Luke Reynolds and his brother Chris run the London Marathon; and Lynda Mullaly Hunt's extraordinary big brother Ricky introduces someone who could shape readers' future relationships with friends and family. The contributors' biographies reveal more personal insights along with professional accomplishments, and teens might well use the biographies as references to read more from a favorite new author. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2013 July #5

From "Never Talk About Religion" (Sara Zarr) to "Boys Don't Cry" (Chris Lynch), 35 writers contribute essays titled by "rules" for teens to break or ignore. Editor Reynolds proves he's not above rule breaking, too: despite the subtitle, several contributors (Rob Buyea, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and Mike Jung, among others) are technically middle-grade authors. Much of the advice—from rejecting conventional standards of beauty to not worrying about fitting in—may be familiar to many readers, though that doesn't make it any less sound. In the strongest entries, the writers use examples of their own past struggles to subtly drive home their messages. Matthew Quick is honest about the nervousness, and rewards, that come with leaving one's comfort zone; Gary D. Schmidt describes a moment of betrayal and awakening in a church youth group; Margo Rabb hilariously imagines Georgia O'Keeffe as a guest on What Not to Wear ("Go to hell," the artist tells the hosts, before hopping on a motorcycle to New Mexico, "where she can wear whatever she likes"). Thanhha Lai perhaps puts it best: "There is no rule to follow; there is no rule to break. You follow and break rules just by the act of living." Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Children's Defense Fund. Ages 12–up. (Sept.)

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