What is so hard about texting back?
I shed my Cantonese foundation and have been searching for it ever since.
All is full of love.
Transferring schools, other people’s expectations, and life after war.
A new sense of purpose.
Learning a language, performing poetry, and maybe learning to dance.
Reviews of computer-y things that sharpen up our brains.
Finding our footing, figuratively and literally.
Keeping our eyes open wide.
The end of the school year didn’t come soon enough.
Rookie is no longer publishing new content, but we hope you'll continue to enjoy the archives, or books, and the community you've helped to create. Thank you for seven very special years! ✴
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!