Introducing Brandy (Upcoming Book: True to Myself by Amanda Griffith)

Hey, My problem is I think I'm an alcoholic. How do I know? I'm really not sure, but I know I've gotten so drunk I've blacked out and said and done things I'm ashamed of. I'm trying to get over my addiction, but I'm scared. My friend Tina just asked me to go to a party. I mean, I can't stay at...

Amanda Griffith

Teen Issues

Unfair Teachers or Sensitive Teens?

Are teachers unfair? Do they play favorites? Or are teens supersensitive? It seems like my social studies coach favors the popular cheerleaders and athletes over students not connected with sports. It seems like my English teacher gives grades randomly, high if she likes you that day, low if you pissed her off. My mom tells me I’m being paranoid or too sensitive. I want to be section leader, but I think the band director doesn’t like me. If I try …

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Bragging Teens

Do you ever notice how only one in ten or less teens are braggarts? Most teens spend their adolescences feeling low self esteem, or total security in who they are if they’re blessed. But the occasional person you meet brags all the time. I don’t mind if a friend or acquaintance says he or she did something well or had a success every now and then. It’s the one who feels the need to have one up on you every …

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How Do You Have Fun at a Party?

I told you awhile back I went to a keg party with Tina. She tricked me into going when we were supposed to be going to the movies. I’ve been to several parties in the last couple years and to a couple concerts. The focus is always drinking and drugs. Why does everyone feel they have to drink or do drugs to have a good time? Now I don’t want to drink, but when the pressure gets turned up, I …

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