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Teen Ink Magazine, June 2017 Edition

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Articles from this Issue


Dynamic Appreciation By tigerlilyorange, lexington, MA
Bengal Land By Holynthigpen, Decatur, GA
I Didn't Know By BebedorDeCafe, Mechanicsburg, PA
Lost in Thought By Bookworm929, Guilford, CT
Summer By Luckystar78, London, ZZ
These Things We Hate By ChasingAfterStars, Londonderry, NH
View from the Rooftop By natalieb, Austin, TX
The World in Color By Emma_Brass, Atwater, CA
Expensive Magic By hobbitwriter, Arvada, CO
Ground Zero By emunoz, Dublin, CA
The Interview By Briannalynch, Hollywood, FL
The Purpose of "I" By Alphastriker, Claremont, CA
The Valeureuse By Maddie_Downie89, Evergreen, CO
Frost By 21jreidell, Jenkintown, PA

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Book ReviewsOn Writing by Stephen King By addictwithapen, Chesapeake, VA
Book ReviewsSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut By bethg, Dayton, NJ
Book ReviewsSybil by Flora Rheta Schrieber By OhMyWord, Monroe, WI
Book ReviewsThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt By carolinekinkella, Franklin Lakes, NJ
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Hot New ReleasesThe Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon By Jtatsu, East Brunswick, NJ
Movie ReviewsPower Ranger (2017) By Team_Underoos2k16, Bridgewater, VA
Music ReviewsDangerous Woman by Ariana Grande By Alric-Grande, Bangalore, ZZ
Music ReviewsDivide by Ed Sheeran By gracel247, Wyckoff, NJ
Music ReviewsLullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar by Robert Plant By kate436, Anderson, SC
TV show reviewsWhy "13 Reasons Why" Must Be Watched By larak127, Merrick, NY

Art / Photo

"A Small Thought" By SamuelHoskins, Salem, OR
A cosmic step By carlosfernando_803, Savage, MD
Afterglow By tianadixon, West Chicago, IL
Avian Dreams By Eric.X, Mason, OH
Beach Days By sarenaseeger, Cheswick, PA
Butterfly06 By WellingPhotography, Wellington, OH
Cats. By taliaberns, Aptos, CA
Coziness By EkaterinaKZ, Almaty, ZZ
Deathclaw By Lovely.Land.Mermaid, Fort Wayne , IN
Dimensions By Lovelydecay, Brooklyn Park, MN
Falling With A Smile By reach4mars, State College, PA
Fleeting Moment By Selena_D, Wilmette, IL
Flying Isn't Just for Birds By Poison-ivy, Park City, UT
Found Puppy By Dnel123, Los Angeles, CA
Fox and Ghost By AmaSepia, concord, NH
Front Sight Focus By tucka_snaps, Merrimac, MA
Garden Garden Everywhere By danikataylor, Sisters, OR
Just as Good By MaxPhotography, Madison, WI
Lake with Fog By curlew77, Pleasantville, NY
Last Row of The Year By ktooss, tc, MI
Lighthouse Over the Sea By K4M13X4LT3D, Monterey Park, CA
Max in the sand By Edthepanda8000, Orlando, FL
McKenna 5 By staceylyn, Fountain Valley, CA
Music is Key By elainek11, New York, NY
Northern lights By CaseyHunter, Punta Gorda, FL
one by One By Nicky099, san antonio, TX
Over the Fog By DreaZoie, Foley, AL
Perch By JocieBradford, Littleton, CO
Reach For The Stars By LoneArtist, Somerset, PA
Reflect on Yourself By NathalieParadise, Olympia, WA
Rich with Gold By stepphanieee, Lake Hiawatha, NJ
sailing to the desteny By duckystein, antwerp, CO
Seeking By NickFlesch, Fort Wright, KY
Serene By VincentA, Monroe, NY
Simple Beauty By EkaterinaKZ, Almaty, ZZ
Solace By TheNamesBond....JamesBond, Galloway, NJ
Summer Lemonade By magic.pineapple.art, Austin, TX
Sunrise II By elliphantla, Merritt Island, FL
Sunset on the nuse By katiehaynes090, Youngsville, NC
Surrender By downtonsybil, Wellesley, MA
Swept by the Tide By cdai3, Austin, TX
The Boy with the Golden Locks By millyr88, San Jacinto, CA
The Girl In The Coffee Shop By Dannay, Bradenton, FL
The Quetzalcoatl By devyatch, Flower Mound, TX
Theatre Girl By LittlePolska, Winter Garden, FL
Travelers By AlohaGrace01, Fallon, NV
Under the Bridge By dubld123, Moreland Hills, OH
What We Will Be By RavelaElla, Northridge, CA
Wild Child By lizferguson, Lafayette, NY


Cash Flow By AzariaG, Dublin, CA
CommUNITY By Community High S., Sterling Heights, MO
Grandfather By freex, cambridge, MA
Hinged By Shrey, scarsdale, NY
My Scarlet Letter By addictwithapen, Chesapeake, VA
The Cover Girl By NaomiLadd, Cadiz , KY
Through the Woods By hotdogwater, Royal Oak, MI
Useless Things By Wechee, Cincinnati, OH
Where I'm From By lamocosita0916, Bowie, MD
Pathway By MikeyG, Salt Lake City, UT
The Time I Dropped It By pouchcotato, Las Cruces, NM
7.25 Ways To Fall By Lavender_Ink, San Diego, CA
Afraid By christian1999, Nevada, MO
Anything Goes By BigBoyMiles, Royal Oak, MI
At Dusk By grace.harder, Harrisonburg, VA
Bashir, Rodrigo, Vladimir By Caroline M., Philadelphia, PA
Beach By Lydiah, Manhattan Beach, CA
Broken Bones By NimWallace, North Smithfield, RI
Burger By Zackswritings, Hartland, WI
Chiaroscuro By VickyCarmenate, Natick, MA
Colors By jaydanielle99, alajuela, ZZ
connected By iris.k0914, Seoul, ZZ
Creation is Dead By kingfish212, Holmes Beach, FL
Crinoline By jamie_alyse, Arlington Heights, IL
Cyclops By ThunderKiller26, Gilford, NH
Dandelion By MadiAlexandra, Battle Creek, MI
Dirty Money, Dirty Water By Mattb2017, Hartland, WI
Down on the Seashore By Blynn, Waco, TX
Dramamine By Melado, Jackson, NJ
fireworks By fragmentaations, Middleburgh, NY
Four Chambers and a Lie By poemoheart866, Goose Creek, SC
Golden Fleece By syun2018, Seoul, ZZ
Hand Chopped Guacamole By mjd99, Pewaukee, WI
Illumination By micshea99, Matthews, NC
love in four counts By iris.k0914, Seoul, ZZ
Luna, Terra, Sol By fragmentaations, Middleburgh, NY
Mix and Mash By Anonymous, sussex, WI
Moon Child By Kay16, Sunrise, FL
My Name is Not Alice By MirandaBenia, Madison Heights, MI
Nighttime By regan.jessica, Royal Oak, MI
Ode to a Chipped Mug By Arielle E., Dartmouth, MA
on childhood (breaking form) By TessM., Lake Zurich, IL
Panic By danaccab, Amissville, VA
Pillars of the Sky By JesseR., Austin, TX
Questions By mawise, Natick, MA
Sleepy Dragons By mrassaad, Great Falls, VA
Smartphone By AzariaG, Dublin, CA
Soup and Memories By ryanspantry, Hartland, WI
Stars and Honey By breathlessly_waiting, New Holland, PA
Summer Tease By CameronVanHouzen, Royal Oak, MI
Sunflower By e.wafer, Tirana, ZZ
The Ghost in the Stars By PhrixaMorana, Elizabethton, TN
The Summer Escape By Anonymous, Royal Oak, MI
The Warrior Fights By thewarrior77, Bryn Mawr, PA
the woman By madisonhicks13, Clarkston, MI
The World By chandler55, royal oak, MI
This is Home By Paigey9797, Toronto, Ontario
Tiny Flower By cervaadr, St.Peters, MO
Truth By j1448, North Andover, MA
twenty one pilots By addictwithapen, Chesapeake, VA
war zone By chessi.maria, Brooksville, ME
When Morning Came By Lydiah, Manhattan Beach, CA
Words and Wizards By Joshhh7, Wilmington, MA
Your Darling Princess By zuhaa, Lahore, ZZ
Aestas By SpeakerofWolves, Crosby, TX
Being a Writer By writer-violist, Jenks, OK
Dragon By gabrielanguyen, Milpitas, CA
Google By alyssalew23, Hartland, WI
History Class By j1448, North Andover, MA
Nature Trail By anjeer, pune, ZZ
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No. 5 By Kimina_Kat, Youngstown, OH
Patty Cake By CynthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
Skill By Anonymous, Arden, NC
the one with the ill fitting jeans By CynthiaFeathers, Frisco, TX
The Sun By Jeremiah Nieves, Junction City, KS
Couples of Ancient Greece By 00ahudson, Mount Airy, MD
A Beauty Like Yours By RachaelA, middleburgh , NY

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