The Dictionary of High School Bs

The Dictionary of High School Bs : From Acne to Varsity, All the Funny, Lame, and Annoying Aspects of High School Life

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Broken down in handy A-to-Z fashion, this uncensored, sarcastic, and sharp-witted dictionary gives the lowdown on all of your favorite and not-so-favorite aspects of high school, from prom, hooking up, and graduation to acne, standardized tests, and school shrinks.

At a price even a babysitter's income can afford (and in a light paperback format that won't weigh down your backpack), The Dictionary of High School B.S. is an entertaining guide to the ridiculous rules, irritating people, and ongoing dramas that fill four of the most awkward, exciting, and downright confusing years of your life. Each entry begins with a straight definition followed by a series of humorous alternate meanings.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 127 x 172.72 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • Zest Books
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • English
  • Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0979017394
  • 9780979017391

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WINNER: YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
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About Lois Beckwith

Lois Beckwith is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York.
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Starting high school is both a thrilling and stressful experience. Everything is new, and you may feel lost. Let me suggest a way to make this transition a whole lot easier: pick up a copy of THE DICTIONARY OF HIGH SCHOOL B.S.! I've never been able to resist a book that is both highly informative and outrageously hilarious, and this one definitely is both. As the title suggests, it's an A-Z dictionary of terms that everyone entering (or attempting to survive) high school needs to know. The absolute best thing about each entry is that it includes multiple definitions - the tried and true, boring-as-dirt meaning, and multiple examples of what the word REALLY means in a high school setting. For example: These are the best years of your life (exp) 1. a platitude often spoken by parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and other adults. 2. a total lie (thank goodness). Assembly (n) 1. a convocation of the entire student body, usually in the school gym or auditorium. 2. an event, usually characterized by a zoo-like atmosphere with lots of yelling, flirting, and maybe even crowd surfing, that features the appearance of the principal and/or the discussion of something supposedly so important it requires everyone getting together in the same space; event may feature a talk about the rise in campus violence, a lecture on drunk driving, or a performance by a visiting African dance troupe. Homework (n) 1. academic exercises such as reading, writing essays, and doing math problems. 2. something that one is supposed to do at home but that usually gets done on the school bus, in homeroom, or in the cafeteria. 3. arguably one of the most irritating aspects of high school since the whole point of going to school is to work there and not at home. There are hundreds of entries just as funny and helpful as these examples. You'll never run out of something to laugh at, and beneath all of the snarky definitions, you'll find out that this is one dictionary that really is a must-have for your high school experience. I can't recommend this one highly enough. *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
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