Gr 9 Up- This is a well-rounded, valuable book for both classroom use and competition. The scenes range from funny to sweet to sad. Several entries concern animals, rites of passage, and historical events. Both contemporary and historical characters display a wide range of emotion, and there is enough flow and peak in all of the monologues for both beginners and advanced students. In addition, many of the selections are not gender specific. Each one presents a unique voice that will challenge teens without making it impossible for them to sound natural while speaking. This excellent book would make a smart purchase in preparation for forensics season.-Terrilyn Fleming, Colby Public Schools, KS Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.