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( Read E-pub ) ⚼ Please Don't Kill the Freshman: A Memoir ⛄ I Wrote A Story About You Well, Sort Of, See, It S Mostly About Me Well, Entirely About Me, But Here S The Catch I M You No, Really, I Mean It Not Like That Transcendentalism Stuff We Re Learning In English Class, But Really, Truly, I M You I Know What It Feels Like When Your Heart Beats So Hard Against Your White Bone Ribs, When You Sing In The Shower With Soap In Your Eyes, When You Run Until You Get A Side Ache I Wrote This Story About You Because I Am So In Love With You, Your Broken Fence Teeth And Your Tissue Paper Scars I Love You When You Re So Exhausted It Could Topple You To The Ground, So In Love It Could Snap Guitar Strings, So Sickly Sweet It Could Make Lips Smile This Is A Reckless Love Story This Is My Shameless Confession This book is way, way outside my usual reading space I picked it up partly because I enjoy broadening my repertoire, partly because I was curious what a successful high school age author has to say, and partly because the author is an Obie and a friend of a friend.I quite liked it, actually The blurb on the back promised that I d identify with the author narrator, and indeed I did Zoe Trope is a curious mix of the exceptional and the ordinary Highly intelligent and amazingly sophisticated for her age, she is nonetheless mired in teenage angst, which seems to occupy about 95% of her waking thoughts She has to rush off from a meeting with a major publishing company to attend marching band practice I had some of that going on in high school not the book deals, of course, or the cynicism I d require another decade to grow into that , but definitely the mix of lust and academic boredom.You know who Zoe Trope reminds me of A teenage Harriet the Spy.The most puzzling thing about the memoir is its title I expected that bullying or homophobia would play a big part in the story Come to think of it, I m puzzled that an LGBT club would have been all that controversial in Portland at the turn of the millennium I was living in Salt Lake City when, in 1996, East High School tried to start a club for gay students and the Utah state legislature, in an illegal closed door meeting, decided to ban all high school clubs. Portland I d have expected to be much less tight assed about gay clubs.Anyway, I thank Zoe the author for reminding me how much I m glad that I m no longer in high school, and how glad I am that I got high school over with in the boring 80s The music alone would have driven me crazy. Working with Zoe Trope, publishing her chapbook version of PDKTF, and helping her get her deal with HarperCollins before she was even out of high school are probably the most exciting moments I ve had as a publisher To top it all off, Zoe remains a funny, sweet, and talented young woman If you can find the old Future Tense pamphlet version you re lucky There were only about 3,000 made I m not sure because I lost countso much stapling. I find it funny how some people who review this think its supposed to make sense.It s not.It s a diary Its a confession that being a teenager is difficult, and something I think that many adults seem to forget We teenagers think life is so difficult that no one can comprehend it, except for other teenagers And for most of my generation s parents, they tend to write us off as complaining little children who don t know what we re talking about.This book, I think, is one of those things that lets everyone else know that we DO know what we are talking about, even if its not as well thought out There are insights to be found in our so called trivial problems.We re not ignorant, we re just drowing and suffocating in a world that doesn t care. teenagers who think they re better than that people who used to be teenagers who thought they were better than that and now think they re better than teenagers Probably my favorite book, and that s not just a I just finished this book and omg thing, because I read this two years ago and have basically been reading it since then, but yeah so I just read it all the way through again and, yup, it s still my favorite Everyone else who tries to write about being fourteen can t because they forget that anything ever really happened, they think they just thought they were thinking, they weren t really They were too little But Zoe Trope actually wrote this about being fourteen and fifteen when it was happening It s pretty rad And gay Oh, and you have to know that the first part of it, before the second list of characters, was what she originally published, that s why she s talking about her book Please Don t Kill the Freshman in her book Please Don t Kill the Freshman That messed me up for awhile But seriously It s my favorite book.