All of these teen essays were originally published in New Youth Connections, a newspaper completely written for and by teenagers in New York City. (get it, theyâ€™re both NYC?) These essays are about subjects that are close to teenâ€™s hearts and totally down to earth. Chris K. tells about the trauma of shopping with Mom, while Delia C. writes about how sheâ€™s come to deplore designer name brands. On a deeper note, Allen F. tries to figure out whatâ€™s up with the “N” word in the chapter on race, and Victoria L. struggles with her decision to become a vegetarian in the chapter on choices. Gotten yourself grounded? This is the perfect book to take to your room, â€˜cause when you flip open the pages, itâ€™s just like your friends talking to ya.