What Now? A Teen Guide to Life After High School

­ReferencePoint. Oct. 2023. 64p. Tr $32.95. ISBN 9781678206000.
Gr 9 Up–Thinking about life after graduating high school can be a source of turmoil for many teens. Choosing a college or university, deciding to find a job, or considering attending a trade school are all viable options but not always presented as post-secondary possibilities. In this slim but thorough book, Sheen walks teens through each of these choices, while also introducing them to other options, such as taking a gap year to explore passion projects. The material is well organized and easy to follow. Engaging quotes and stories from real teens help bring the information in the text to life, and while the book uses many stock images, it evenly displays teens from various ethnicities and cultures. Back matter includes websites, U.S.-based organizations, and books that offer more information about finding scholarships and financial aid or on seeking a job or apprenticeship.
VERDICT A solid introductory guide to options a teen can pursue post–high school, this is recommended for all high school collections.

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