Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dear Everyone

Dear Everyone,
I've had it. I learned to accept my unfortunate first name and all its cruel variations my peers find so amusing - Transy, Pansy, Mansy - you name it. I even learned to live with the inexplicable and sudden shrinking of my parents. But now I find myself being  caught in the middle of their pen-and- ink-stippled world of anger and depression and I just. can't. cope. Mom is always pissed off; Dad just stares at the wall wearing that same dirty turtleneck day after day. If I hear one more teacher or guidance counselor tell me to turn my frown upside down I will have a cow, I swear! It is time for my liberation. Goodbye cruel world. Hello to a new one. I have a plan.  
Love, Tanz

*This was the last known document to be verified as written by Tansy Warner. She disappeared from her home in Nutley, New Jersey on January 31, 1989. It is the belief, of those who knew her, that in the years that followed her mysterious disappearance she somehow managed to disguise her gender, hone her acting talents and enter into a very lucrative career in film and television. This has yet to be proven.


Adorabibble said...

I love your interpretation of the covers.
It doesn't matter what the books are about. You cover description is much better that the book, I would actually read the books if the were as you describe the cover!


beth said...

Welcome Pidomon, Mamie and Danny Microwave!

Hey bib - thanks for the nice words. The stories are usually about sad, sad teenagers and their deep, deep problems and blah, blah, blah, but I think they all need a jolt of funny. The stories being written for teens right now really haven't changed much (except for much more graphic sex, egads!) but the covers have thankfully gotten better. I like to think that's why they fly off the shelves now and not for that other reason ;)

pidomon said...

me? welcome?
funny first time i came here i thought you were actually reviewing YA books (my reading comprehension skills aint what they used to be)

you're now on my read list

have a great week