In Peer Pressure for Teens, young writers show that it’s possible to stand up to the pressure they may feel from friends and some family members to be "cool."
Inspire teen and preteen readers to take responsibility for and make wiser decisions about their lives with the essays in this book—each written by a teenager. Within these pages, Jamel A. Salter, Fan Yi Mok, and Charlene George, and many others, describe how and why they chose to keep it real and fight back against the pressure they felt from friends to use drugs and alcohol; have sex too early; lie, cheat, and steal; and skip or act out in school.
My Secret Love
Losing My Friends to Weed
Why Do So Many Teens Cheat?
Can't Afford to Follow
Hiding My Talent No More
Why I Speak My Mind
Sex Doesn't Make You a Man
My So-Called Friends
Making Me Dance
Peer Pressure Ended Our Relationship
I Want to Be Pretty and Popular
The Trouble with Being a Virgin
Thinking for Myself
Through these essays, teen readers will pick up new ways to say no and advice that will help them stay true to themselves, while parents, teachers, and caregivers will be provided a much-needed glimpse into how the world looks to our younger generations.