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Stupid is as stupid does: adolescents
on 21 December 1998
I have to admit that when I picked up the book, I was quickly hooked. The real-life stories of peoples' heart breaks and lost friendships are captivating, but then again, so is Jerry Springer and Oprah Winfrey. The book is aimed at the "it's cool to be a depressed adolescent female" sector of the book selling market; thus most of the stories are written by pre-pubescent girls who have just discovered what the word sex means, and still giggle at the mention of a scatalogical term. To that extent, I can understand why this book is so appealing to the youth market as no complicated language (words with more than two sylables) is used, the gramar is simple (no more than ten words per sentence) and some of the stories are written by the so-called "teenage role-models". But, the stories are so far fetched and seem to be so distant from the average person's life that it would be more instructive reading the Star-Trek books. After reading this review, if you still want to read this book, then I think you will enjoy it.