Adolescence, Risk and Resilience: Against the Odds

Editors John Coleman and Ann Hagell. Edition First. Publisher Wiley. Pages 212. Price £60.00/£19.99. ISBN 9780470025024/5034.

May 22, 2008

The editors of this book are well known for their research and ideas about adolescence, John Coleman already having produced one of the first, and now "classic", textbooks on this topic. The current book brings together a group of experts to provide reviews of key issues. The chapters give clear overviews of research findings while at the same time being prepared to acknowledge the complexities of the issues. I especially liked the way the contributors pointed out ambiguity and sometimes contradictions in the way key terms are used. The topics of the book should engage students, and the content of the book should get them thinking.

Who is it for? Probably best for final-year students, but clarity of writing means students in earlier years can use the text.

Presentation - I liked the relatively short sections but had mixed feelings about the use of red in the headings.

Would you recommend it? Yes.

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