The Harsh Reality Blues: A Survivor's Guide to the Real World

The Harsh Reality Blues: A Survivor's Guide to the Real World


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ISBN-13: 9780965526449
Publisher: West Fork Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/1997
Pages: 200
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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The Harsh Reality Blues 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿The Harsh Reality Blues¿ is about life after high school, in the real world. It talks about the stress of trying to graduate, going to college, getting a job, finding somewhere to live, dealing with roommates, etc. It also tells you some things to do to lower your stress levels when dealing with all these things. Rebecca Stokes does a good job of relaying her message to the audience by explaining her ideas in detail. She talks about everything from graduating high school, to dealing with stress, and to even nutrition, in great detail. She explains each topic thoroughly with details, examples, and even her opinion of what to do and how to do it. She does a good job writing this book and that it is very useful to a person about to graduate from high school.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿The Harsh Reality Blues¿ is a book about the blues of first leaving high school and going out in to the real world. The main point of this is to give some helpful hints and somewhat of a head start on the reality after high school. The book starts you off with how weird things will be once you graduate, such as parents or friends or even the way your feelings about yourself. Then it goes into how to earn money for college, getting into an apartment, and also tips on how to get federal Pell grants and federal student loans. This book gives you a lot of use full information on different ways of saving and managing your money, such as putting a $5.00 away every week for while and use it for something important when the time comes. All in this entire book gives many useful and helpful hints for life after high school. Stokes does a very good job in writing this book by explaining things very clearly. For instance, when she talks about how to get apartment, she gives ways to approach a landlord with your lease. Another thing that she does A good job doing was she relates to the reader well by telling her stories about when she was a teenager, also by touching up on different aspects of first leaving high school. Maybe one thing that she could have done was to try and liven things up things up little. But other that, there really was no flaw in reading this book. ¿The Harsh Reality Blues¿ is a great a book; it¿s really hard put once you start, and I encourage to who ever is interested in learning about there future after high school to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿The Harsh Reality Blues¿ was written by a woman named Rebecca Miller Stokes who got pregnant at seventeen years of age and had no clue about the real world. She says the reason she wrote this book is so that today¿s teenagers will be prepared for all the reader¿s obstacles that life brings along after high school is over. This book tells the reader what to expect from the real world and shows them how to overcome the obstacles that will stand in their way. This book gives pretty good advice and it also gives examples of real life experiences. Rebecca Miller Stokes has done a pretty good job of putting this book together. She has some good information, and she did a lot of research to write this book. The way she put her information is good, because she used her own life problems and how she overcame them. Some of the chapters kind of ran on with information that readers may already know. Overall the book had some pretty helpful information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿The Harsh Reality Blues¿, by Rebecca Miller Stokes, is a great book for anyone who needs to deal with the ¿real world¿. For a person just getting to know the real world, this book could save you a lot of money and make a change in your life. You learn how to manage money and pay for things. Manage time, to get things accomplished. There is many methods to beat the HRB¿s (harsh reality blues) that this book discusses, and gives opportunities for you to learn ahead of time before you get hit with the HRB¿s. The author¿s way of writing this book to get the point across to people is a success! When you use real life stories of things that you have experienced, as she does, they gets through to people as real issues. If someone is giving information on how to avoid hard times, which people deal with everyday, people will listen. The author made the book fun and interesting to read and learn. I would recommend this book to anyone, even if you are an adult, because you still have to deal with the harsh realities of everyday life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Harsh Reality Blues,' by Rebecca Miller Stokes, is a helpful book containing information on life after high school. 'Harsh Reality Blues' touches on every subject concerning young adults from expenses to the military, from college to relationships. This book is also filled with real life experiences from the author that support the information in each chapter.

'Harsh Reality Blues'' author, Rebecca Miller Stokes does a great job of explaining all the difficulties one encounters in life. Most young adults don't realize how hard life can be until it is time to move out or go to college, and they have to support themselves. This book is recommended for anyone and everyone still in high school or preparing to leave high school.

Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Harsh Reality Blues,' by Rebecca Miller Stokes, is a guide to living in the real world. When young kids leave High School and venture out into the real world, they are very rarely prepared for the curve balls life will throw them. Most kids have to learn for themselves, often running face first into a brick wall.

Stokes gives examples of her life, which makes the book easier to read. It's not just another book by someone who hasn't experienced it first hand. She tells the readers how to go about handling life's little complications. How to deal with stress and depression are two good examples from the story that you can't find an easy way out of.