Been There, Survived That
Been There, Survived That: Getting Through Freshman Year of High School
Been There, Survived That
Karen Macklin
Everyone knows that the first year of high school can be daunting. But you will come out of it alive - and this book can help. Inside, four real teens fill you in on the stuff they wish they’d known. Among other things, there’s advice on how to assimilate into your new social kingdom, deal with failure, survive the lunchroom, create good excuses, and fake sick days.Divided into social, academic, and practical sections of advice, Been There, Survived That also includes humorous tips on what NOT to do, and funny freshman year horror stories. Sure, cafeteria food is always scary, but high school doesn’t have to be.

Book Details


  • Educational
  • Humor

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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"Been There, Survived That" is a book about surviving the dreaded freshman year of high school. It is written by four teenagers (one of them being a freshman while the book was being written) and edited by Karen Macklin. The book is broken up into three sections: Social Advice, Academic Advice, and Practical Advice. Each section contains smaller sections of advice that are two pages long, with one page giving the advice and a second page giving a chart of some sort that relates to the subject.

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