When you have watched the trailer above - discuss with your neighbour what you think the book will be about.
Have you ever heard the word "Wallflower"? What do you think the word means?
Take a look at the statements below. Talk to your neighbour about them and take notes if you agree or disagree with the statement. You need to be able to tell the rest of the class about your opinions.
- Feeling like you are alone in the world with nowhere to turn to for support is a normal part of being a teenager.
- Learning how to make friends is more difficult in secondary school than it is in primary school.
- Adults forget what the intensity of a crush is like for a teenager.
- The dangers of drug use by teenagers are exaggerated.
- Your first serious kiss should be by someone you truly love.
- If adults really knew what happened at teenage parties, they would be shocked.
- Experiencing new things helps teenagers develop emotionally and intellectually in ways that reading a book can never match.
- Getting involved sexually as a teenager can only make your life more confusing and difficult.
- Brothers and sisters are closer to one another than parents and their children.
(Questions are inspired by https://selfdiscoveryinart.weebly.com/daily-lesson-plans.html)
Let's read the first part together in class: http://esl-bits.net/ESL.English.Learning.Audiobooks/Perks/01/default.html