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February 3 2008 Short Stories Newsletter

Hi Everyone - this week we are thinking about Valentines in our house - and on the Short Stories site - particularly in relation to Teens, First Love and oh dear! - reality and shattered dreams.... hence this week's short story review...

Here's the latest article from the Short Stories site at

The Brat by Anne Enright - Anti Valentine Short Story Review
This story tears at the heart-strings, but for all the wrong reasons in terms of Valentines Day. If you're a parent of teen daughters or remember the romantic angst and troubles of your own teen days, this one's for you! Anne Enright's "The Brat" is a sad tale indeed.

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1. Are all Teens brats? Of course not, at least we hope not! How can reading 'Life Experience' books help them? What is a good age for this kind of book? In short, "What Should Our Teens Be Reading?"

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Siobhain M Cullen, Short Stories Editor

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