Saturday, July 05, 2008
Appetite for Detention
Tanen, Sloane. 2008. Appetite for Detention. Photographs by Stefan Hagen.
Sloane Tanen has previously published books for adults and books for kids. But Appetite for Detention is her first work for teens. You may visit her website here to get an idea of her work.
Using photographs and texts, Appetite for Detention tells the stories of a handful of 'chicks' (in this case meaning both guys and girls) in a middle school setting. There is drama and angst galore within its pages. Full of humor and wit. It has something for everyone really. From Marissa's eating disorder to Helen's weight issues. Not to mention Andrew Rabbinowitz's dilemma...who on earth is he going to get to come to his bar mitzvah.
It's a quick and satisfying read if you like this kind of thing.
© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews