The Facts About Teen Pregnancy
Guernsey, Larsen, and Wynne
Submitter: The Teen Alcoholism book was checked out by a student who thought the picture of the girl with mall hair swigging from the paper enshrouded bottle in a stairwell was hysterical. These books are only from the early 1990s, but so awful that the entire series needs to go.
Submitter: There are timely books published about teen pregnancy every year. The young woman pictured in the David Bowie room is not someone a contemporary teen can relate to. She comes from the same era as their mothers. This was weeded as soon as we saw it.
Holly: These teen issues books need to be updated to reflect today’s teens. Is this book for the teen, or for the teen’s parents? If it is for the teen, it is horribly outdated. If it is for the parent, and they think this represents today’s teens, maybe they should also check out a book for adults who drink. These are important topics that should be kept up to date, not ignored as if these books are “good enough.”