Review: Questions Young People Ask

At the library, we get many book donations.  Some are great and add to our collection or bring in money from the book sales.  Other donations, however, are in a class of their own.  (If you have ever read the blog Awful Library Books, you’ll have some idea of what you’re in for.)

As the teen librarian, I often find books like this gem waiting for me:

Questions Young People Ask
Questions Young People Ask: Answers that Work (Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., 1989)
"How can I carry on a successful courtship?"

Teens ask me this question ALL THE TIME.

"No Means No!"

Sometimes you just have to tell your girlfriend to back off!

Dangerous Minds

“How can I get along with my teacher?”  Not stabbing him is a good start.

I thought they were my real friends… until they introduced me to prostitution.

"How can I control my TV viewing habits?"

Just put your TV in an out of the way place, such as on the top shelf of your closet!

Acing the job interview

Surely you won’t be turned down for a job when you show up wearing shades…

Among other concerns:

“Masturbation is widespread.  Reportedly, some 97 percent of males and more than 90 percent of females have masturbated by the age of 21.” – from chapter 25, “Masturbation – How Serious Is It?”

“Reading romance novels has become an addictive habit for some 20 million people in the United States alone… Romance novels may make absorbing reading, but do they teach a wholesome view of love and marriage? … Interestingly, sexually explicit romances – available in public libraries in some cities – are the ones most requested by teens.” – from chapter 35, “Does It Matter What I Read?”

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5 thoughts on “Review: Questions Young People Ask

  1. Please i will like to have a copy of this book, QUESTION YOUNG PEOPLE ASK. I will really appreciate if i can get book OR get a direction how i can purchase the book

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