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Deadlines and Datelines: Essays for a New Century This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Bapalapa2, VA

   I am what you may call an "active reader,"someone who regularly devours books. Of all I have read in my 15 years, Deadlinesand Datelines: Essays for a New Century is one that really deservesrecognition.

I received my copy from a teacher. At first, I imagined thiscompilation of essays and articles would be, well, a tad boring. Once I startedreading, I immediately changed my mind.

While I enjoy history and socialstudies, I never really took to politics and current world affairs; thefront-page news always seemed boring. This book, however, actually makes itinteresting. Mr. Rather has a unique way of sharing his view without soundingoverly opinionated. He reports the facts and details, and, for the most part,leaves his feelings out.

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