VOYAAre you a teen with a lot of time on your hands and the desire to define yourself and your life beliefs? Then this book is for you. Tomback tackles subjects such as love and money in great detail. "Conflicts & Controversies" highlights subjects as diverse as suicide, zoning, and insurance. As teens travel through life, it appears that whatever they choose to do or be will be blessed by God. Often referred to but never clearly defined, he is apparently present throughout life and all religions to "be a willing guide in your endeavor to know the meaning of your life." There are also comforting reassurances that whatever choice is made, it is the right one as long as one is at peace. Some topics that seem to be of little value to young adults are given a lot of attention-how many have enough money to consider investing or enough expertise to be hired as a consultant? Nuggets of wisdom do turn up unexpectedly. The section on drugs and the warnings about abuse are very personal and should be taken to heart. The "Think About It" summary that concludes each chapter provides useful questions for teens to ask and ponder when making decisions in any area of their life. Several synonyms for the word "love," including obscenities, open that chapter. Tedious and verbose are two words that describe this arduous read. One might compare it to reading a thousand fortune cookies-marveled at today, forgotten tomorrow. VOYA CODES: 2Q 2P S (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Mooring Field Books (9369 Sheridan Street #555, Cooper City, FL 33024), 301p., Trade pb. Ages 15 to 18.