Break These Rules


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Chicago Review Press
Publish Date
5.56 X 8.45 X 0.44 inches | 0.58 pounds

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About the Author

Luke Reynolds has taught middle school and high school English in Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as composition at Northern Arizona University. He is the coeditor of Burned In and Dedicated to the People of Darfur and the author of A Call to Creativity, Keep Calm and Query On, and A New Man. His writing has appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun, the Hartford Courant, Mutuality magazine, the Sonora Review, Tucson Weekly, and the Writer. He lives in Boston.


"This book actually breaks the rules just by existing. This much sheer coolness should not be allowed in one volume!" --Jordan Sonnenblick, bestselling author, Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
"These wonderful essays not only lay out good reasons for breaking rules, but they also provide lots of room for thought. If I could make one rule, it would be for every teen, parent, and teacher to read this collection. We'd all be better for it." --Kathi Appelt, author of the Newberry Honor-winning novel The Underneath
"Much of the advice--from rejecting conventional standards of beauty to not worrying about fitting in--may be familiar to many readers, though that doesn't make it any less sound. In the strongest entries, the writers use examples of their own past struggles to subtly drive home their messages." --Publishers Weekly
"Each contributor shares personal experience and advice, which makes for good, varied reading that will surely offer something unique for many readers. The essays are inspiring and thought-provoking, and many offer truly funny moments." --School Library Journal
"While each contribution is deeply heartfelt, the shining stars of the collection are those that elegantly guide the reader with authentic, personal specifics on journeys that are genuinely transformative." --Booklist

"This book is a hall pass to individuality, out-of-the-box thinking and self-expression. LOVE. IT." --Justine