13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen

13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen

James Howe / Sep 21, 2019

Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen If thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky numberyou would think a civilized society could come up with a way for us to skip it from What s the Worst That Could Happen by Bruce Coville No one will want

  • Title: 13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen
  • Author: James Howe
  • ISBN: 9781416926849
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • If thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky numberyou would think a civilized society could come up with a way for us to skip it from What s the Worst That Could Happen by Bruce Coville No one will want to skip any of the twelve short stories and one poem that make up this collection by some of the most celebrated contemporary writers of teen fiction The big bar If thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky numberyou would think a civilized society could come up with a way for us to skip it from What s the Worst That Could Happen by Bruce Coville No one will want to skip any of the twelve short stories and one poem that make up this collection by some of the most celebrated contemporary writers of teen fiction 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 a kid has to have By turns funny and sad, wrenching and poignant, the moments large and small described in these stories capture perfectly the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen.

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        Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information.James Howe has written than eighty books in the thirty plus years he s been writing for young readers It sometimes confuses people that the author of the humorous Bunnicula series also wrote the dark young adult novel, The Watcher, or such beginning reader series as Pinky and Rex and the E.B White Read Aloud Award winning Houndsley and Catina and its sequels But from the beginning of his career which came about somewhat by accident after asking himself what kind of vampire a rabbit might make , he has been most interested in letting his imagination take him in whatever direction it cared to So far, his imagination has led him to picture books, such as I Wish I Were a Butterfly and Brontorina about a dinosaur who dreams of being a ballerina , mysteries, poetry in the upcoming Addie on the Inside , and fiction that deals with issues that matter deeply to him He is especially proud of The Misfits, which inspired national No Name Calling Week nonamecallingweek and its sequel Totally Joe He does not know where his imagination will take him in the next thirty plus years, but he is looking forward to finding out.Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.


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    1. A total reminiscent of being thirteen years old, which applies to me.Person Sharing** Okay, I just feel like I have to do this. But if you don't want to read about me talking about this and just want to move on with the review then please feel free to skip this part. =)What is being thirteen like for you?Well, for me being is the time that I felt magic. But it is also the time when that magic died. Being thirteen to many (including myself back then) is just another normal day, in my thirteenth b [...]


    2. What a perfect little middle school book. The stories vary in style as well as content. This collection is filled with tales about relationships, crushes, first kisses, class, family and growing up. Each story is well written enough to act as a mentor text for aspiring young writers, and they are all filled with enough humor and meaning to teach the reader a thing or two about this awkward time in their lives. I wish we had more copies of this book, so every person who comes into my classroom co [...]


    3. Thirteen stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen by James Howe. Non Fiction. Over all I felt this book was just an average Joe shmoe, the first story Whats the Worst That can Happen by Bruce Coville was probably my favorite story over all. Murphy the main character the this story is in live and he joins the drama play just because his crush Tiffany is in it but Murphy always with bad luck on the performance night he falls of the stage and breaks his leg in the process of the [...]


    4. Name: Michelle MuroCitation: Howe, J. (Ed.). (2003). 13: Thirteen stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen. New York, NY: Atheneum Books.Genre: Short storiesFormat: PrintSelection Process: Kirkus ReviewsReview:Becoming a teenager is difficult and many well-known authors such as Meg Cabot, Bruce Coville, Alex Sanchez, Carolyn Mackler, James Howe, and several others, help readers either relive or get through this unique and awkward time. The stories are mixed with both humor an [...]


    5. This book is a compilation of short stories, so I am going to talk about only one. Fahed, a poor young boy really wants to get these new sneakers that EVERYBODY at his school has because they always bully him about his old, tattered, faded blue shoes that he wears to school everyday, but the problem is that he is too poor to buy these nee shoes. So, he asks his mom and she says never! Then, he asks his new friend and he says yes, but he will have to go with their gang called "The Bullets" and th [...]


    6. I thought that this was a good book. It was nice being able to finish a few stories every night. Some of the stories were a bit boring but it didn't take long to get through them. I recommend this to people who want to take a break from reading long stories/books and to people who want to learn about being 13.




    7. The book Thirteen by James Howe (also includes many guest writers who include their own stories from when they were younger) is a realistic fiction book of short stories that capture the pure essence of being 13. From crush problems to friend problems. First kisses and first dates. Fights and makeups. Being 13 is hard, and each and every short story in this book shows you exactly why. Throughout the book, you meet different characters for each story. Each character displays a different feeling/ [...]


    8. There was nothing totally awful about these stories, but none were super extraordinary either. My favorites were Angel and Aly, Jeremy Goldblatt Is So Totally Not Moses, and Squid Girl. I also enjoyed Noodle Soup for Nincompoops, Black Holes and Basketball Sneakers, and What's the Worst That Can Happen? The other 7 stories were unremarkable by my standards. I appreciated that every author took the time to write a personal note and include an image of their 13 year old self. I'm going to pass thi [...]


    9. These stories are as varied as most people's experiences with the age of 13. Most are light and lend humor to balance the more serious pieces that are included. Plus, I have to love a short story with the title "Jeremy Goldblatt is So Not Moses." That may have already made its way into a forensics piece.


    10. As a parent of a 13 year-old, I reflect a lot on what that age is all about. These stories are entertaining and useful in reminding us adults what it was like to be 13. Almost as entertaining as the stories were the authors' memories of their own 13 year-old selves. Easy to read and a possible jumping off place for conversationsI recommend this book to other parents of teens and pre-teens.


    11. I don't know why I took so long to finish this, but I do think I could relate a little. Now I'm not thirteen yet(but I will be next month!) but I don't think it captured the moment perfectly. Some of the stories were a bit boring, but some were nice. The first story was really funny and I loved rereading it(Mrs. McDowell read it to us for Valentine's Day).


    12. I especially liked the final story about the Teen Land Fairy. It is so true if I could tell my younger self to try out different things, I really would have appreciated that.


    13. I liked some of the short stories better than others, but I rated it so high because the seventh graders were absolutely crazy about it (and they're the target audience).




    14. '13' has a great premise--13 stories about being 13 years old--and a strong lineup of authors--Bruce Coville, Meg Cabot, James Howe, to name a few--but just doesn't deliver. While there are a few strong entries, the collection as a whole doesn't capture the age, or provide teens with any real new insight. The biggest problem is that the stories feel oddly dated--in style, in topic, in voice, in plot construction. To be fair, the collection was published in 2003; but, what a difference between th [...]



    15. I just finished reading, 13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen by James Howe. I was very confused when I was reading this story because there many different stories all in one book. I did NOT like some chapters some of them I found very intriguing but sad such as the one where boys are killed for their shoes. I was not amused by this book. I liked the bengginng it got me hooked and hung on and read it but if you like deep dark stories about the reality of life [...]


    16. Read Kate the Great by Meg Cabot on 8/11/12.There are two things Jenny Greenley wants when she turns thirteen - to have her ears pierced at Claire’s in the mall and to start babysitting for people outside of her family, for money. Though her mother forces her to get her ears pierced at the doctor’s office, against even the doctor’s better judgment, she does decide that Jenny is responsible enough to babysit. Jenny is convinced any potential jobs in the neighborhood will automatically go to [...]


    17. This is a sweet little anthology about being thirteen that hits all the usual marks: bullying, trying to fit in, friend drama, first crushes. Each story has a distinct voice, but they definitely feel part of a unified whole. I really appreciate all the diversity: there’s a story about a bar-mitzvah, and a story about a boy realizing a group of friends might actually be a real gang, for example. I was really happy to see the bar-mitzvah story in here: looking back, being at the center of a big, [...]


    18. Let me precede my review by saying that I am not this book's target audience, now being 16(!!) years away from 13. I was reminded recently that, while I have lots of good suggestions for my middle school students in terms of novels, I am pretty bereft of suggestions of short stories, particularly those to use in the classroom. Therefore, I have decided to peruse various collections of stories in the hope of collecting a few, this being the first.I have to say that I was disappointed in this coll [...]


    19. On the Fringe is a book with short stories written by different authors. These stories have different settings and characters. At first I thought that it would be difficult because each story is different and does not connect to each other. However it was actually a good book. Many of these stories relates by the same subject of bullies and outsiders drugs and things like that.One of my favorite parts of this book was a story called Mrs.Noonan. This story was about a kid who had two bullies who [...]


    20. Thirteen, as indicated by the subtitle, is a collection of stories about being thirteen. By and large, it's a rather good collection. It has contributions from Bruce Coville, Meg Cabot, Alex Sanchez, Rachel Vail, James Howe, Lori Aurelia Williams, Stephen Roos, Maureen Ryan Griffin, Ellen Wittlinger, Todd Strasser, Ron Koertge, Carolyn Mackler, and Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin. I realize the premise is that you should experience a bit of what it's like to be thirteen. Mostly, I experienced the [...]


    21. The book 13 edited by: James Howe is a book with 13 stories of problems of kids at the age of 13. Every story had a message of how you can take care of problems in life at the age of 13. I’m 13 and some of the stories did not really make sense to me, and some of the stories were too simple with lessons that you can learn when you are 5 years old. I think people who are 13 might like this book, it depends if they need a little advice with what might happen when you get to be a teenager. The boo [...]


    22. This was a great collection of stories about how it feels to be 13. There were 12 stories and one poem. My favorite one was Noodle Soup for Nincompoops by Ellen Wittlinger. It's about a quiet girl who always stays in the background and is asked by her English teacher to write an advice column for the school newspaper. They don't want a serious advice column though, they want all of the answers to be funny or sarcastic. When the paper comes out and everyone needs to know who the wrote the advice [...]


    23. The book 13 is a fun mix of 12 different stories of 13 year olds and one poem. There are 13 different parts of the book all with a different story and moral in them. All of them are well written and make sense to me. The editor, James Howe, does a great job of finding 13 stories of 13 year olds that bind very well together and have a good place in the book. A strength in this book is that all the short stories are well written and interesting. But a weakness in my opinion, is the short stories a [...]


    24. This is a solid collection of stories that most 13 year olds could enjoy. All are contemporary realistic fiction, save the last (see below), and there is one poem. The first story, Bruce Coville's "What's the Worst that Could Happen" is funny and worth the purchase price alone. There are several stories that deal with teen romance/crushes, but always in appropriate and respectful ways, and there is usually some other theme going on (friendship can be difficult, family isn't always what you want, [...]


    25. The book Thirteen edited by James Howe, is a great book for people that just want a free read and something to laugh about. Personally, I thought that this book was okay, but not the best. There are some real stories, ones from the actual authors childhood, and some made up stories, where the author just created a story that has a good moral. Inside this book there are stories that I enjoyed alot because they were so relatable, and stories which I found confusing and uninteresting. Also, there a [...]


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