When Rinaz blogged about her movie outing to watch The Teenage Textbook Movie, it brought back memories of read the books back in high school. I remember the two books, The Teenage Textbook and The Teenage Workbook, being passed around the class like some kind of illicit material, read under the table while the teachers were doing their thing in front of the class. That was more than a decade ago.
So when the discussion turned from the movie to the books, I felt the urge to read the books again. I only have a copy of the Workbook but it’s in pieces now, so I had to get myself a new copy. After a trip to two different book stores, I finally got them.
I finished both books today and they just reaffirmed how much I love them. The books are hilarious, well written and the best part is that it’s by a local author. Sure, the references are outdated but the main theme of the books are timeless. I may not have gone to a JC or taken my A Levels but I could relate to what the characters went through in the book; the crushes on cute boys, the insecurities of being a teenager and the overall confusing parts of growing up.
When I was reading the book back in my teens, I wished the Textbook and the Workbook were real. It would be great to have at least something to guide you through those tumultuous times. Don’t you think so?
Anyway, now that I’m done with the books, I should get around to watching the movie sometime soon.