High-schoolers know all about pressure. This humorous guide to high-school life helps put things in perspective for teens just beginning high school to those who are graduating.
About the Author
Adam Palmer is a former high school student who made it through all four years relatively unscathed. His other titles include Taming a Liger: Unexpected Spiritual Lessons from Napoleon Dynamite, Mooch, and Knuckle Sandwich. Adam lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his family.
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The High School Survival Guide: Making the Most of the Best Time of Your Life (So Far) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The book the High School Survival Guide by Adam Palmer, Palmer addresses some of the most common issues faced by high school students. The chapter are broken up into questions and answers from Palmer as well as other high school students. Because he is very religious, Palmer justifies the majority of his analysis of the topics with verses from the Bible. While I appreciated many of the metaphors these verses provided, many also seemed to provide minimal support his arguments. For example, when he is giving advice about abstaining from drugs and alcohol he says, "So why should you steer clear? Why should you swim against the current and say 'no'? Because I said so. Also: God said so" (Palmer 125). Reasoning like this has no real value to me and people who do not believe in God. However, agreed with much of his opinion-based analysis. It was just hard for me to relate to his religious reasoning as an agnostic. I would recommend this book to anyone who is very religious, specifically Christians and Catholics. For anyone else, it will be difficult to relate to.
The High School Survival guide is a Book about the real struggles and tough questions brought up in the High School environment. This book will give you real life stories and real input from american teenagers. It is mainly guided towards God which might throw off some people but if your religious and are looking for some answers, this is the book for you.