Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure by Larry Smith

Summary:

True tales of love, loss, good friends, and bad hair days filled Not Quite What I Was Planning, the New York Times bestselling first book in the Six-Word Memoir series—an international phenomenon. Some of the very best were by teens, so the editors decided to create a book written entirely by those bold, brash truth-tellers. From cancer to creativity, prom dates to promiscuity, and breaking hearts to breaking laws, the memoirs in this collection reveal that often the youngest writers have the most fascinating stories to tell.

Review:

With the popularity of such sites like Fmylife and Post Secret, you just had to know that something like I Can't Keep My Own Secrets was going to come out eventually. Though, unlike those websites, I Can't Keep My Own Secrets is told in six word memoirs making an interesting difference in the post card format for Post Secret and the mini paragraph for Fmylife.

One of my favorite aspects of this novel would be how it was a short and could easily be read in one sitting. Which, therefor, makes this a perfect start for those reluctant teen readers out there who will be awed by the interesting tales these teens tell. Plus, most of the memoirs are stories that teens can relate to in one way or another.

Overall, I Can't Keep My Secrets is a great fast read, that I definitely suggest to teens everywhere. Since, it's a great way to pass time and an interesting book!

Grade: B

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure will be realeased on September 1st.

* Much thanks goest to the people at Harper Teen for seding me this great book! :)

5 comments:

  1. I have gotten the chance to read this one as well and really enjoyed it! The stories told by all these teens make you look at your own life and think, it really isn't that bad is it? Thanks for the review :)

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  2. I love PostSecret and anything that relates to it. I'll pick up this book. Thanks for the review.

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  3. I love PostSecret and anything that relates to it. I'll pick up this book. Thanks for the review.

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  4. I'm definitely a PostSecret fan, but it got a little stale after the 4th book. This puts an interesting spin on things, so I'll definitely check it out.

    Thanks for the review!

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  5. My friend is OBSESSED with PostSecret, but I always thought these books were cute and must reads...gotta check it out soon!

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