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Teen Ink Magazine, November 2008 Edition


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Articles from this Issue


College Guide


AP: Absolutely Preposterous By Sophie W., San Diego, CA
At Attention By Elizabeth D., Palm Bay, FL
Brother By Joshua S., Greenville, SC
In the Future By Laura P., Auburn, NY
Priorities By Katie S., Akron, OH
The SAT Racket By William H., New York, NY
Custodian By Peter E., Port Jefferson, NY
Free-Range By Celine J., New York, NY
Music in My Life By Brett C., Phoenix, AZ
The Illusion of Control By Anastasia Q., Hallandale Beach, FL
The Looking Glass By Alexander M., Mason, OH
Two Worlds By Omar K., Culver, IN

Fiction


All Is Lost In Love and War By Molly L., Georgetown, MA
Cutting the Cord By Julia F., Newton Center, MA
Forever By Aerin G., San Diego, USA
Hope Lauder By Sarah J., Lexington, USA
Writer's Block By Michael M., Waukesha, WI
Inexorable Truth By Morgan L., New York, NY

Hot Topics


A Castle for Kids By Lauren H., Grove, OK
My African Dream By Alyssa R., Granite Bay, CA
The Phantom Tollbooth By John C., Troy, OH
Seeing the Light By Angela W., Carrollton, KY
Soul Food By Mary G., Ann Arbor, MI
The Legacy of Luna By Elena de A., Wilmington, DE
Acting the Part By Lindsey D., 250-0377, UT
Surgeon General's Warning By Weatherly R., Fairhope, AL
9/11 By Marlee N., Wilmington, DE
Life as a Game By Erica W., Brooklyn, NY
The Notebook By Shelly H., Brooklyn, NY
A Hairy Tale By Sydney R., Nashua, NH
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Nonfiction


A Verb Before Dying By Ava Y., Merrick, NY
I Miss You Still By Audrey H., Waterford, MI
Moments Like These By Lauren F., South Hadley, MA
Thanksgiving By Jessica A., Petersburg, VA
Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings By Amanda M., Franklin, MA, and Teresa Y., Brooklyn, NY
Combat Pilots: Kim and Eddie By Katie D., Pittsburgh, PA
Grandmother: Mara S. By Danielle K., Brooklyn, NY
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces: Veterans By Raychel C., Heath, TX
U.S Coast Guard: "Unsung Heroes" By Kristin W., Tucson, AZ
Meeting Secretary Spellings By Amanda M., Franklin
Tickled By Teresa Y., Brooklyn
Blessings and Amends By Aliza G., Woodbridge, CT
Blissfully Unaware By Christina N., South Plainfield, NJ
Niñitas By Melissa L., Newton, MA
The Holes in My Heart By Lea S., N. Merrick, NY
Last Girl Standing By Casey L., Hull, US
Paralympic Veteran By Aria D., Cranston, RI
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Packing Happiness By Ruth H., Golden, CO
Shelf Life By Chloe F., Wellesley, MA

Opinion


In a Soldier's Hand By McKayla W., Midlothian
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Teens in the NBA By Nathan O., Aurora, OR
Orwell Is Fashionably Late By Crystal D., Chandler, AZ
Capital Punishment Is Dead Wrong By Olivia H., Oneida, WI
My Religion By Sarah M., Lakewood, CO

Reviews


On Call in Hell by Richard Jadick Custom User Avatar
Peak by Roland Smith By Elliot K., Colorado Springs, CO
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen By Amanda B., Ringoes, United States of America
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer Custom User Avatar
The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd By Macy M., Miami, FL
Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris By George W., Bayport, NY
August Rush By Lisa H., Thornton, CO
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The Dark Knight By Robert V., Thornton, CO
The Golden Compass By Dana B., Scarsdale, USA
Eric Clapton – "Complete Clapton" By Marek H., Cannon Falls, MN
Fiona Apple – "Extraordinary Machine" By Rebecca R., Hemet, CA
Hannah Montana – By Addie S., Grapevine, TX
Metallica – By Tony H., Phoenix, AZ
Sean Kingston - Sean Kingston By Parker C., Bloomington, IN
The Matches: “A Band in Hope” By Jon S., Spring Valley, IL
Reaper By Selene R., Cupertino, CA

Poetry


Sailors By Eric H., Barrington, IL
You Were the Color Of By Nadia G., Buffalo, NY
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A Mother's Kitchen By Sandy P., South Plainfield, NJ
Adrenaline By Marcus H., Oak Ridge, USA
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Bottom of the Pretzel Bag By Kaitlyn H., Arlington Heights, IL
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Leaving Train By Baobao Z., Alexandria, USA
Mutagen By Laura F., Voorhees, NJ
Now By Lisa P., Benton
P.O. Box 2574 By Sarah L., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
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Simply Uncomfortable By Kristina P., Spokane, WA
The Bridge By Alison G., Kensington, CA
Sonnet By Nora T., Cinnaminson, NJ

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