WHAT I LEARNED: 1. As of this year, 2013, this book has been around for 30 years! It’s Alateen’s first daily reader & is very different than Alateen’s second daily reader “Living Today in Alateen” (item # B-26). It seems it is for older teens because there are no pictures, drawings, or even quotes from other books. It’s very straightforward & whereas the other daily reader seemed to have a “learning” theme, this one is all about the program. In fact, the word “program” is mentioned on 213 pages – which is almost 60% of the book!
2. Here are some keywords from its index that you won’t find in any of the other daily readers: approval seeking, buying love, cliques, dreams, ego, overreacting, pity, punishing the non-alcoholic, silent treatment, taking sides, using people, & withdrawing.
3. This is the only daily reader to feature a “Notes” section of blank pages at the back. (I wish all the others had this! I feel like I’ll need to buy new daily readers soon because I’m running out of room for all my notes!)
**BONUS: Between all 5 daily readers, which page is probably read the least? (Hint: it’s a date that usually occurs every 4 years… Does your daily reader have a Feb 29th?)