Author’s note: The Book Guru fancies herself a sort of literary Dear Abby, offering advice on what to read and how to survive one’s teen years. The back-to-school season is one of her busiest; is there any time of the year more fraught with worry and the unknown? Below is just a sampling from this month’s burgeoning mail bag.
Dear Book Guru,
I’m starting high school this year (gulp), and as if that isn’t scary enough, I’ve got some major family drama going on. Did I mention I’m a freshman? What did I do to deserve this?! I’m overwhelmed, and I may never laugh again.
— Fretful Freshman