Take the most embarassing thing that happened to you as a teen. Got it? Now share it with the world. Sound crazy? Sound liberating? That is the mortified phenomenon in a nutshell.

Mortified- (n) Comic Excavation of Adolescent Writing

In Mortified 2: Love is a Battlefield editor David Nadelberg collects the stories of teen love–from that first crush to that first breakup and everything in between. Nothing is left out, the gorey details are all their, along with some asides from the now-adult writers. Many of these adults look back in amazement at their actions as teens–or question what they were thinking at the time.

From poetry to angsty song lyrics, these teens prove their creative (and often perverse) meddle. My personal favorite types of writing are the journal entries–possibly because I was quite the journal writer back in my teen years.

From summer jobs at A&W to a secret life as a biker babe, the reader can live vicariously through the teen’s mortifying fumblings as they relate to love and romance, which they do so honestly (especially considering that real names and teenage photos are added to each of these entries).

This was one of the first books I bought for my Nook, it was a disappointingly quick read, lacking the length of the original book–perhaps that is just a mix of me being a quick reader.  I also would have liked to see this book shareable through the Nook’s LendMe feature, as there were quite a few stories that I would have liked to share with friends (who I know would have liked them).

Published by Simon & Schuster Adult, Mortified 2: Love is a Battlefield is available in your local Barnes and Noble store, online at BN.com or from the Nook store. The paper format retails for $14.95, and you can pick up the e-book version for $11.99.

Rating: 4/5

Author: gothamgal

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