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NBS recommends reads for teens

That’s Not What I Meant!

By Deborah Tannen


MANILA, Philippines - At home, on the job, in a personal relationship, it’s often not what you say but how you say it that counts. Deborah Tannen revolutionized our thinking about relationships between women and men in her bestseller You Just Don’t Understand. In That’s Not What I Meant!, the internationally renowned sociolinguist and expert on communication demonstrates how our conversational signals (voice level, pitch and intonation, rhythm and timing, even the simple turns of phrase we choose) are powerful factors in the success or failure of any relationship. Tannen’s classic work on interpersonal communication will help you to hear what isn’t said and to recognize how your personal conversational style meshes or clashes with others.


By Hilary Duff

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Seventeen-year-old Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent politician, she has become a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a world that allows her to travel to many exotic places. But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea begins to notice eerie, shadowy images in her photos of a strange and beautiful young man — a man she has never seen before.

Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen

By Dyan Sheldon


Dyan Sheldon has written a classic good girl vs. bad girl story and a rib-tickling romp through the petty kingdom of small-town high school popularity politics through her latest book, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Mary Elizabeth, a.k.a. Lola, is accustomed to playing the starring role in the fascinating production that is her life. The worst part is that someone has already snagged the coveted Drama Queen of Suburbia title — and that someone is Carla Santini. Carla, who is “sophisticated, beautiful, and radiates confidence the way a towering inferno radiates heat,” isn’t about to let anyone take away her hard-earned crown. The wide-open ending will have young drama-queens-in-training eagerly searching the shelves for the next installment of Lola’s adventures.

A Dance With Dragons

By George R.R. Martin


This No. 1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance — beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.

Seventeen Ultimate Guide To Style

By Ann Shoket and the editors of Seventeen


When it comes to helping you look great, no one does it better than Seventeen. And now, all of the fashion advice you’ve come to know and trust is packed into one amazing fashion book. The Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Style teaches you how to create your own unique look, with advice from Seventeen’s editors, real trendsetters, and celebrity fashion icons like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, and more! Find your style in one of the six awesome fashion vibes: Girly, Edgy, Boho, Classic, Glam, and Indie. Each section breaks down everything you need to know about mastering the look and making it your own.

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