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October 16, 2011

Review of I Can't Keep My Own Secrets

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure

One life. Six words. What's yours?
True tales of love, loss, good friends, and bad hair days filled Not Quite What I Was Planning, the New York Times bestselling first book in the Six-Word Memoir series—and an international phenomenon. Some of the most compelling were by teens, so now SMITH Magazine has compiled a book written entirely by these bold, brash truth-tellers. From cancer to creativity, prom dates to promiscuity, and breaking hearts to breaking laws, the memoirs in this collection reveal that often the youngest writers have the most fascinating stories to tell.:
Met online; love before first sight.
Hair's pink to piss you off.
I fulfilled my awkwardness quota today.
I'm seventeen, engaged, and not pregnant.
My mom had my boyfriend deported.
Late for school every single day.
According to Facebook, we broke up.

I had a lot of fun reading this! It's a quick read into the mind of teenagers. The book itself is 182 pages and some pages only have 6 words. The 6 word memoirs are actually a lot deeper than one would imagine. This is the type of book that has no connected plot, but each teens six words tells a story no one else can recreate. Those six words, contain life, characters, emotions which you can find in a book that is 300 pages.

This is the type of book I can not actually rate on articulation because, it is a book of ones life story, and really because each story is 6 words, there is nothing you can critique upon that. Though I can say there are many memoirs you can relate to in the book, there is a memoir for us all. There are the sad touchy feely ones, then there are the funny ones. It was a quick read (literally 15 minutes max). If you ever have time this a great book to pick up!

and now here is my memoir ! 
Living, Dreaming, Reading will become Success. 

~ Put your own memoirs on your blog ! Or in the comments below ! :D 
~Fishy >O

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