Edited by SMITH Magazine.
Published in 2009. 184 pages.
From the preface: This is a book with over 600 authors (all aged thirteen to nineteen) and 600 characters (all real, as far as we know) and 600 stories (which can be read in any order). What every story has in common is that each was written about the author's own life, and that each is the exact same length: six words.
Why I read this book: This was one of the 2009 Cybils nominees in Non-Fiction. I saw it at my local library one afternoon, so I decided to read it while I was waiting for my son. Then I recommended it to my teenage daughter. Today I read it again.
Some of my favorite memoirs, silly as well as profound:
- Samantha N.
Finally learned "weird" is a compliment.
- Teagan E.
Because the chicken was a nonconformist.
- Dillon W.
The exits were entrances in disguise.
- Shannon B.
I always spell my name backwards.
- Hannah F.