From first-day-of-class primping (in Juicy Couture, of course!), dating anxiety, and back-stabbing chick cliques, to teachers, gym class, and other hallmarks of school life, these ingenious photographic scenes starring SloaneTanen's signature yellow chicks bring the teen experience to life with hilarious results. Training her razor sharp sense of humor on seven "typical" teenagers, Sloane follows Caitlin, Edgar, Marissa, Joey, Annalise, Helen, and Andrew as they navigate a world plagued by unrequited love, pop quizzes, and parents. This birds-eye view of the blunder years is a perfect gift for back-to-schoolers or graduates, and a wickedly funny trip down memory lane for many an adult as well.
SLOANE TANEN is the author of several books for adults, including the bestselling Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same, Going for the Bronze, and Hatched! She is also the creator of several books for young readers. Appetite for Detention marks her first book for teenagers, and one she is ideally-perhaps even genetically-suited to write. (Sloane is the daughter of Ned Tanen, who produced such teen cult hits as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo's Fire.) Sloane lives in New York City with her husband and young son. www.sloanetanen.com
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.86(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.49(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Sloane Tanen is the author of several books for adults, including the bestselling Bitter with Baggage Seeks Same, Going for the Bronze, and Hatched! The Big Push from Pregnancy to Motherhood. She is also the creator of the children's titles Where Is Coco Going?, Coco All Year Round, C Is for Coco, and Coco Counts. Sloane received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and holds graduate degrees in literary theory and art history. Sloane lives in Manhattan with her husband and son.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Here's a funny book about first few days of school. It's funny and clever and and sarcastic and witty. Its a parody of high school with baby chicks. The pictures are amazing. Be sure to check this one out...even if it's just for the pictures which will make you laugh.
I laughed so hard reading APPETITE FOR DETENTION that everyone in my house thought I'd gone insane. (Okay, yes, they regularly think that anyway, but whatever.) This is one book where the pictures literally are worth a thousand words, even though there are words included.
The life of high school is rendered in all its glory (or, actually, its horror) by chicks. Yes, chicks, the fuzzy yellow things that hatch from eggs. It's really not as stupid as it sounds, I promise.
There's the Princess, the geek, the Jewish kid worrying about his Bar Mitzvah, the depressed guy, the girl obsessed with dieting, the horrible self-tanning accident, the Physical Education class, the lunch room, the football game - basically, it's all there. And it is laugh-out-loud hilarious.
The photographs are amazing. Each student is represented by a particular chick, and it becomes easy within the first few pages to identify who is who even without reading the storyline. Although the words make up the story, it's the photos, with their intricate and amazing details, that make this book a real winner.
And it's not just for teens. Any adult will find the fun in APPETITE FOR DETENTION, whether you're reliving your high school days or just looking for some really good entertainment. You really want to pick up a copy of this book, even if your entire family does end up thinking you're insane.