Stress for American teenagers rivals that of adults, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. Here is a link to a report of that study. If you are a teenager and you would like to calm down your stress visit Teen Town at the Main Library of the El Paso Public Library. It would be like that "Teen Riot" song from Sonic Youth:
Amazing review of Amulet at Boing Boing. The books have been gaining popularity. You can find all the volumes at Teen Town. This is an excerpt from the article written by Cory Doctorow: "Amulet tells the story of Emily, a young girl whose family moves to her great-grandfather's tumbledown mansion after her father's tragic death. Shortly after their arrival, Emily and her mother and younger brother Navin find themselves in a parallel dimension where Emily's destiny awaits. Emily is descended from a line of "Stonekeepers," who are charged with protecting the alien world from mysterious forces, aided by gemstones that give them mystical powers, but also threaten to destroy them".