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The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues Volume II
by Adra L Young  Tina Wimby 

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Publisher:  Ardannyl ISBN-10:  7806152375 Type: 


Copyright:  July, 2008 ISBN-13:  9780615237541


The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues Volume II is the sequel to Young's first book, The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues published in 2005.

To all the fans of the first guide, The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues, Volume II is finally here.  Acknowledged for creating an acting guide that placed direct emphasis on promoting appropriate socialization skills, Ms. Young is back with fifty-two additional acts that address the multifaceted  issues that kids of today's  generation are faced with.

" State of Shock"
Pages 23-24
Synopsis: Maria is devastated
over her mother's decision.
Optional Props: None
Delivery Time: 1 Minute 20 Seconds

After weeks of this ongoing madness, I could no longer take it. I had finally decided to tell my mom the truth. I know how much she loved her boyfriend. The truth of it all was that he was not who she thought he was.

It all started one night in my bedroom. I felt the presence of someone looking at me. When I opened my eyes, I thought I was having a bad dream! I awakened to the unexpected. I jumped up from out of my bed only to find my mom's boyfriend standing over me! As calmly as I could, I told him to get out and never come in my bedroom again.

The following day at breakfast, I rolled my eyes at him. He laughed at me. Before I could warm him that I was going to tell my mom, he cornered me in the hallway. Boastfully, he stated that she would never believe me if I said anything. That following night, I cried myself to sleep.

I could not believe his arrogance!(Clenches fist) I got so tired of him feeling on me when no one was around to see it! Finally, I decided to tell my mom about her perverted boyfriend. (Starting to cry) My own mother called me a liar! (Sobbing loudly) She told me to get out of her face! I could not believe it! My mother did not believe me.Her response left me in a state of shock. Look's like my mom's boyfriend was right. (Sighs) She really thinks I'm making the whole thing up. I'm going to explain this situation to my grandma as soon as possible. I refuse to live in this house anymore! I know I need to move out as soon as possible. Otherwise, I'll end up hurting somebody.

Professional Reviews

Meeting the Needs of Youth By Giving Them a Voice
The Everyday Living of Children and Teens Monologues Volume II addresses issues that youth and teens face spanning from simple to the extreme. The lessons and messages that come through in each monologue make the book comparable to a one of the books from bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul Series.
The messages are powerful yet they are written in a way that is easy to understand. The language is simple, direct and to the point. With each monologue Adra Young tells an in depth story in two minutes or less.

The overarching theme of the book is that when it comes to youth, there is a need behind every behavior. We often feel that young people just act out to make our lives difficult, but the book gives us an inside look as to what is really behind what we see on the surface. This collection of monologues gives a voice to youth that often go unheard and I not only recommend it for teens but for parents, younger youth, educators and social workers alike.
Monica Marie Jones, MSW

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