Title- Rookie Yearbook Three.
Author- Edited by Tavi Gevinson.
Publish date- October 2014.
Publisher- Penguin Australia.
(A Brief) Synopsis:
A collection of writing and art and photography, interviews and ponderings for young girls of the world. Profound and interesting, there are lessons here that are unique and accessible in a way that they may not have always been.
Thank you to Penguin Australia for this review copy!
Image Credit: Penguin Australia.
What I thought:
I've never read very much from the Rookie site, but I have admired it and known about it, and I'm incredbly happy that I was lucky enough to get the chance of reviewing the third yearbook, because it truly opened something for me. I'm so glad that Rookie is an available source for people to understand life, what they're going through, appreciate pain and love and others, because this is truly an important resource. It is intense and passionate and important, and while I can't expect every article, on the website or in the yearbook, will suit me or anyone else (I skipped a handful ad feel like there were a few more I could have gone without), there are certainly going to be some- for me quite a few- that will open your eyes to the world and yourself.
The contributions vary and vary widely, from interviews and to-do lists, to suggestions and craft and essays, and I was happy, as I flipped through the pages and read, because I felt like I had been let into this wonderful community and it was teaching me so much, giving me so much, and while, as I say, not everything was what I wanted, so much of it was good, at the very least, and I feel like I would share it. The secret of Rookie. The understanding that it gives. I want to share it with so many people!
Rating: Ooh very good/Excellent.
I'm so glad to have read this. It was relatable and understandable and natural, so natural, and real. Very real. Plus enjoyable!