'We are Absolutely Not Okay' - a book written by teenagers picking up the pieces

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 6 at 12:57 PM

A writing project at Scriber Lake high School in Edmonds has turned into a powerful experience for everyone who took part-- and inspired a book of short stories you won't soon forget.

The book is called We Are Abolutely Not Okay: Fourteen Stories by Teenagers Who are Picking up the Pieces, and covers a wide range of topics, including: gang life, drug abuse and sexual identity. What makes this book so real and raw: every story is based on each student's actual experience.

Three of the authors: Jordan Meador, Amelia Dahlen and Tebra Draper joined Meeghan to share their stories and messages for other teenagers who may be in similar situations. Several other student authors joined us in the audience, along with teacher Marjie Bowker and mentor Ingrid Ricks, author of the powerful memoir, Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story.

The students will hold a book launch party tonight from 5:00 - 7:00pm at Revelations Yogurt in Edmonds (527 Main Street, Edmonds).

You can find We Are Absolutely Not Okay on Amazon.For print copies, click here.For the Kindle/e-book edition, click here. (Proceeds benefit programs at Scriber Lake High School)

For more information about Scriber Lake High School, please click here.

To check out author Ingrid Ricks' writing, please visit her website by clicking here.

**If you or a teenager you know is in crisis and needs help or someone to talk to, call the National Teen Helpline:  1-800-852-TEEN (8336)**

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