Genre: Fiction; Pages 64; Paperback: Rs 160, ISBN no. 978-93-81205-77-8
This book is for, and about teenagers. It is also meant for the parents of teenagers, and for anyone else who interacts closely with teenagers on a daily basis. Teenage is a phase that everyone necessarily goes through, but it does not have to be the minefield it is usually portrayed as. Beginning with the real or imaginary fears of a teenager about not being physically attractive, the book goes on, through ‘love’ in all its stages and phases, to the role of parents and teachers, finally ending with a timely reminder about giving thanks where thanks is due. The book is in ten chapters, each, dealing with one aspect of a teenager’s life. At the end of each chapter is a comprehensive reading list of books, written by eminent (English) authors from different parts of the world. The author hopes that by the time the reader finishes reading “The Confident Teenager”, she will also have read and appreciated 80 of the best works in Literature.