Steffany’s final entry.
Turning 20 and rejecting likability.
We say goodbye to Kiana.
Initiating hangouts, and saying goodbye to friends.
There are infinite ways to measure it.
Opting out of the school-stress Olympics.
The sting of being left behind, and other feelings.
Tokens Rookie readers exchanged to say, “See you next year.”
Making the most of these days.
The love of my life has been a coat—and some other stuff.
April’s theme is LUST FOR LIFE. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!