Sneaking out, partying, and inventing assignments in the name of freedom.
Dealing with the silent treatment, justifying your decisions, and coming back from the words “I’m so disappointed in you.”
What does love feel like? And other questions.
Doing well in school can be its own form of rebellion.
Secret switcharoos, intentional body odors, and other everyday acts of defiance.
I wanted to be Rayanne Graff, but I should’ve listened to Brian Krakow.
If there was no point to life, then there was no way I was turning in my homework.
May’s theme is GRADUATION. 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!