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Hersch, Patricia.

A tribe apart : a journey into the heart of American adolescence / Patricia Hersch. - 1st trade paperback ed. - New York : Ballantine Books, 1999. - x, 391 p. ; 21 cm.

"Featuring a Ballantine reader's companion"--Cover. Includes index.

Preface to the paperback edition -- Prologue: Alone -- Stepping inside: On the brink -- Speaking out/acting out -- High school is for making memories -- Negative is positive -- Honor and other relative things -- School paper and a whole new adolescent world -- Making contact: Out of the whirlwind and on to the playing field -- Circle of friends: it's not peer pressure, it's the adolescent way of life -- Graffiti, God, and other meaningful things -- Sex: let's get it out of the way, but don't look at me naked -- Lacrosse and other challenges -- Taking care of each other and other grown-up preoccupations -- Moshing is a way to belong -- Shedding light on darkness: school is an uncomfortable place to learn -- Making sense: Rearrange your room when you can't arrange yourself -- Dilemmas of a fourteen-year-old girl: contradictions as a way of life -- Creating my own space: long cold winter and descent into darkness -- Broken promises: theirs and ours -- Doing high school the old-fashioned way -- It's my prom, my life -- Resignation: adolescence is sometimes a life-or-death issue -- Great unknown lies ahead: to the wilderness or to college -- Epilogue: Warm embrace -- Postscript -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A reader's guide..

034543594X (pbk.) :


Teenagers--United States.

HQ796 / .H43 1999