13 by James Howe
Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



If you want to know the truth...
Sometimes I'm not sure who I am anymore."

Thirteen. It's an age of wonder...or dread. The best year of your life...or maybe the worst ever. You've just become an official teenager, even though you're not quite sure you feel like one, but you're no longer a kid, either. Here, from fourteen different points of view, are stories about that wonderful, terrible time. The big bar mitzvah that goes suddenly, wildly, hilariously out of control. A first kiss -- and a realization about one's sexual orientation. A crush on a girl that ends up putting the boy who likes her in the hospital. A pair of sneakers that a kid has to have, no matter what. Written by some of today's finest writers for young adults, these stories -- by turns funny and sad, wrenching and moving -- truly capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen.

About James Howe

See more books from this Author
James Howe is the author of many acclaimed and beloved books for teenagers and children, including The Misfits, The Watcher, and the best-selling Bunnicula and its many sequels, including the Tales from the House of Bunnicula books. He is also the editor of The Color of Absence: 12 Stories about Loss and Hope. He lives in New York State.
Published October 1, 2003 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 288 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for 13

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Howe (who previously edited The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope ) orchestrates a lively assortment of voices;

| Read Full Review of 13: Thirteen Stories That Cap...

Teen Reads

Twelve authors and one poet, including teen fiction luminaries like Ron Koertge and Ellen Wittlinger, share thirteen stories that range from humorous to heartbreaking, all about the joy --- or the lack thereof --- of being thirteen years old.

Oct 01 2003 | Read Full Review of 13: Thirteen Stories That Cap...

The New York Review of Books

Kenneth Maxwell is Director of Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Nov 13 1975 | Read Full Review of 13: Thirteen Stories That Cap...

Reader Rating for 13

An aggregated and normalized score based on 19 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review