I Hate School: How to Hang in and When to Drop Out
Wirths and Bowman-Kruhm
Submitter: And they do have serious discussions about the dropping out option, because “school isn’t for everyone.” So you’re advised to at least have a full-time job lined up first and to consider taking the GED. If you need to drop out in order to help support your family and don’t actually hate school, consider combining a day job with night classes. If you’re just tired of school, shake things up by getting a part-time job and taking an extra year or two to graduate. (Note this is for junior high and up.) Also, if you would prefer to graduate but school is totally uncool to your friends, get a younger sibling to smuggle your books home every day. “Carry papers in your boots.” The artist feels your pain. “She says her favorite subjects were lunch and boys.”
Holly: This book, in its day, seems like it was much more useful than just helping kids decide if they should drop out of school. The problem is, with a title like this they wouldn’t know it can help them with the underlying reasons why they hate school. I am a little worried about the “groups listed in the last chapter of this book” because they may not exist any more, or have been re-named, or have new contact information.