101 Things to Do Before You're Old and Boring
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101 Things to Do Before You're Old and Boring

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by Richard Horne, Helen Szirtes
     
 

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There is nothing worse than being boring, except for being old and boring! This exciting new book will help teens discover 101 ways to live life to its fullest before it's too late. The interactive format contains fill-in pages, checklists, and adhesive stars to place on each page when the suggested task has been completed. Both entertaining and educational,

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There is nothing worse than being boring, except for being old and boring! This exciting new book will help teens discover 101 ways to live life to its fullest before it's too late. The interactive format contains fill-in pages, checklists, and adhesive stars to place on each page when the suggested task has been completed. Both entertaining and educational, this book suggests trying some of the following:

* #26 Help Save the Planet
• #36 Start a Blog
* #7 Prepare Yourself for Fame
• #30 Make a Movie
* #39 Be a Genius
• #14 See a Ghost
* #69 Make a Scene in Public
• #74 Become a Spy

So, what are you waiting for? Get going and get this perfect gift for a teen in your life!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The pocket-size paperback 101 Things to Do Before You're Old and Boring by Richard Horne and Helen Szirtes offers kids plenty of opportunities to while away the hours, some of which may be frowned upon by adults. From irreverent activities such as running up an escalator the wrong way to faking illness, to more responsible activities such as doing something nice without being asked or researching your family tree, kids can make sure that they are anything but boring. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802777454
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Series:
101 Things Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,014,831
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

RICHARD HORNE is a designer of books, album covers, magazines, and greeting cards, and the author of the bestselling 101 Things to Do Before You Die. Before he is old and boring he would like to walk in dinosaur footprints in Utah. He lives in London, England.
www.101thingstodo.co.uk

HELEN SZIRTES is an editor and holds a degree in English Literature from Oxford. Before she is old and boring she would like to learn to speak Hungarian fluently. She lives in London, England.

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101 Things to Do Before You're Old and Boring 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this and found that this is an objectionable book on many items. It is designed to be a child's book- the author suggests 9-12 yrs old. How many parents want their pre-teens to: dye their hair, sleep all day, stay up all night, fart and burp in public places- during weddings/baptism/etc..., pretend to be sick, play pranks that could get you reprimanded at work, make a scene in a public place, blame someone else, start kissing, be a daredevil, be a vegetarian, ask someone out and dump them... I would not want any child to act these ways regardless of their age. Some of items are what children in counseling for such as blaming others, creating a public scene, being argumentative, ect.... Bad book and not impressed. Signed...Dr. Definitely Not A Fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first of this series, 101 Things to Do Before You Die and thought it was great. So I was very excited to have another book come out in the series. However, it isn't clear until you really start getting into the book that it is for people much younger- high school maybe? I guess I just thought mid-twenties wasn't old and boring yet! So while this wasn't great for me, would be fun for an early to mid teen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fund ideas, great journaling option to remember the when where and how of the adventure. Great gift idea for those hard to buy tweens. Great for families looking for some "togetherness" adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
reading-krazer More than 1 year ago
This book is great for anyone with time on their hands and looking to learn more about what they are capable of doing. This book tells you to do stuff that you should do in life (before you're old and boring!) such as keep a dream diary, start a blog or do activities fun such as run up escalators going down and run down escalators going up! These things you will look back on later in life and say "I'm glad that I've done those things." And you would never think to any of the things in the book without the book. I actually hadn't ever heard of a blog until I looked at this book and now I have one. This book will definitely ask you things that will surprise you but will also excite you because you will be able to try stuff new and exciting! Trust me if you are bored such as during the summer and you have nothing to do and you are waiting for adventure and you want to try new thing you will definitely want to buy this book and you will not regret it because the things you do with this book will stay with you for a lifetime.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

As soon as I read the title of this book, I wanted a copy. Then when I got a copy, I started worrying that I was one of those old and boring people. After all, I'm thirty-one, which isn't as old as, say, Methuselah, but isn't as young as any of those cuties on Dawson's Creek, either. But then I decided I'll probably always be young at heart (which basically means I'll be wrinkled and totally gray, and yet still want to learn to skydive), so this book could be a great guide to see what I've accomplished.

According to Mr. Horne and Ms. Szirtes, there are one-hundred-and-one things everyone should do to keep their life fun and interesting--and to keep you from being old and boring.

What's great about 101 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU'RE OLD AND BORING is that it doesn't just list what you should do; it gives you helpful hints and tips on how to accomplish the goal. It also provides Achievement Stars to mark that you've completed the task, when and where you accomplished it, and, in some cases, a place to rate your fear factor about doing it.

A great book, for teens and adults alike. Order your copy today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Start a blog?' seriously? 'Become a spy' 'Learn to Swim?' Yawn. If you're reading this book you're already old and boring. Die Happy 499 Things Every Guy Gotta Do is much more exciting at least for guys... maybe there's a ladies version of that. But 101 things gives you no legit ideas. All fluff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am going to be graduation very soon and I wanted to do something before I hit the books again. This book opened my eyes to 101 things to do. I have a whole list of things to do and I can't wait to start on them! I recommenend this book to anyone bored! *ahem* Parents this is a great gift for bored kids.