Teen Choices Reviews

Teens and Marijuana: ISBN 978-1-60152-914-5 / eBook: 978-1-60152-915-2
Teens and Sex: ISBN 978-1-60152-912-1 / eBook: 978-1-60152-913-8
Teens and Sexting: ISBN 978-1-60152-916-9 / eBook: 978-1-60152-917-6
Teens and Smoking: ISBN 978-1-60152-918-3 / eBook: 978-1-60152-919-0
Teens and Bullying: ISBN 978-1-60152-908-4 / eBook: 978-1-60152-909-1
Teens and Drinking: ISBN 978-1-60152-910-7 / eBook: 978-1-60152-911-4
School Library Connection, April 1, 2016

This series explores the many controversial choices that teens face growing up in today’s world. Issues are presented with the newest information on trends and the latest scientific research to educate teens. Each book provides a number of interviews and anecdotes intended to help teen readers vicariously experience the choices and consequences experienced by others in similar situations. The series does a good job of showing that there are developmental, environmental, and psychosocial factors that lead some teens to engage in these risky behaviors. Each book covers its information across four chapters, which are followed by source notes, a list of organizations to contact, picture credits, and a short blurb about each author. These books are informative and engaging reads for teens wishing to learn more about these topics. Index.
Martha Hubbard, School Librarian, Colerain Senior High School, Cincinnati, Ohio
Recommended


Teens and Marijuana: ISBN 978-1-60152-914-5 / eBook: 978-1-60152-915-2
Teens and Sex: ISBN 978-1-60152-912-1 / eBook: 978-1-60152-913-8
Teens and Sexting: ISBN 978-1-60152-916-9 / eBook: 978-1-60152-917-6
Teens and Smoking: ISBN 978-1-60152-918-3 / eBook: 978-1-60152-919-0
Teens and Bullying: ISBN 978-1-60152-908-4 / eBook: 978-1-60152-909-1
Teens and Drinking: ISBN 978-1-60152-910-7 / eBook: 978-1-60152-911-4
School Library Journal, November 1, 2015

Gr 10 Up This series deeply analyzes several of the issues teens face today and give readers the opportunity to make informed decisions. While the slant is cautionary, the topics are presented realistically, with a discussion of the potential consequences teens may face when engaging in risky activities. The titles are well researched, and each text-heavy narrative is rife with statistics, quotes from experts, and anecdotes from real teenagers describing their experiences. However, these offerings do not seem to be directed at teen readers themselves; rather, they study them from a distance. In addition, some of the works contain photographs that might be considered unnecessarily mature: no worse than what’s found on the Internet, but possibly inappropriate for some collections (for example, a photo of Miley Cyrus wearing a revealing costume). VERDICT While the series takes an in-depth look at the subjects, it’s best suited for older students doing research.