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Another Planet

2002-01-17 15:59:02+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

I had only been been slightly impressed with Elinor Burkett's book The Baby Boon. When I ran across the Atlantic interview with Burkett about her latest, Another Planet, it sounded interesting. On a whim I ordered it, and I have not been disappointed. Following the Littleton Colorado ("Columbine") incident, Burkett spent a year in a high school in Minnesota. I'm in the middle of the book now, and it's taken me back to all those awkward social dynamics of high school, reinforced many of my views of how adults seem to be clueless in addressing the pressures of adolescence, and has give me one of the funnest takes on school since Up The Down Staircase.

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