“The pain hit me suddenly and sharply. I doubled over.”
An acid attack at 13 meant learning to live with scars.
“When we go, we go all out.”
Report-card worries, a panic attack, and post-surgery recovery.
Braces, crutches, and surgery. Here’s to the full “teenage experience.”
Pushing through pain.
Feeling like something is missing.
The period I had so desperately wanted not only arrived, it arrived with force.
May’s theme is HOMESTRETCH.
Here’s what kinds of submissions we’re looking for, plus info on how to send us your work. ✴
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!