Pin It
Favorite

For Teens 

by Leah Sottile


Tutti Dolci Body Polish and Indulgent Lotion ($22 and $14, Bath & amp; Body Works)


Ah, teenagers -- so young, so irritable, so absolutely aggravating. Bath & amp; Body Works has got just the right thing to sweeten their sour dispositions. The Tutti Dolci line is one of the store's newest collections, featuring lotions, polishes, body buffs and "moisturizing souffl & eacute;s" in (get this) Angel Food Cake, Cr & egrave;me Br & ucirc;le & eacute;, Lemon Meringue, Chocolate Fondue, Sugar Wafer and Cinnamon Frosting. And these aren't just cheap knockoffs of good grub, kids -- these really smell like the dessert cart at Luna or Paprika. But don't lick them, you rub 'em on. And your once stinky, sourpuss teenager will be so much easier to tolerate.





Sirius Satellite Sportster Radio ($99, Aspen Sound)


Does it make your nerves go over the edge watching your teenage son juggle CD changes and the steering wheel as you careen down the freeway at 85? Maybe not -- but it makes us nervous to be on the road with them. So to prevent them from having to switch bad rap CDs, stock their car up with a Sirius Satellite Radio. Unlike XM Radio, Sirius' satellites make figure-eights over North America, providing better reception to their commercial-free stations. And for those rebellious teenage ears, Howard Stern will be hosting an uncensored show starting in late 2005 on the Sirius airwaves. Think of it as an investment: Buy satellite radio, save lives.





New Moon and Bust magazines ($5.50 and $5, Studio 901)


You might not be able to speak to your daughter's estrogen-rocketing mood swings, but no matter what stage of adolescence she's battling, these two magazines can calm her with Zoloft-like ease. New Moon is for the younger ones -- written by girls their age, experiencing their same life lessons and obstacles. Bust is geared for the older, more mature teenage girl, but would even work for that twenty- or thirty-something whom you can't buy for. Both mags have reasonable feminist overtones, but appeal to every female from prisses to punks. Hell, we even found our copy being passed around the diverse ladies of our office. (New Moon subscription, $29, www.newmoon.org; Bust subscription, $20, www.bust.com)





The Last Chance Texaco by Brent Hartinger ($16, Auntie's)


We were all there once, yet there is something so positively baffling to us about the way teenagers are. Yet Brent Hartinger, an author from the Tri-Cities, seems to speak with such knowledge and understanding to young adult readers -- male, female, gay and straight. His second novel, The Last Chance Texaco, tells the story of a group home where the young residents are getting a last chance to stop screwing up, to stop acting out, to pick up their lives and to fill up their tank before life's long journey. We like that Hartinger often speaks to all kinds of teens, including homosexual teenage readers, an audience that is often overlooked or taboo to unfamiliar parents.





Publication date: 12/09/04

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Crash > Click > Cash
  • Crash > Click > Cash

    Lawyers and chiropractors already have your name, your address and the police report from your car accident — and they want you to hire them
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • Starting Small
  • Starting Small

    A village of tiny houses in Spokane Valley could serve as a model for fighting homelessness in the region
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • Drastic Action
  • Drastic Action

    Spokane among seven school districts sued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction; plus, trio of police-chief finalists are in town
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Julyamsh

Julyamsh @ Kootenai County Fairgrounds

Through July 24

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Leah Sottile

  • Imaginary Friends
  • Imaginary Friends

    The very real role that fantasy plays in our everyday lives
    • Aug 13, 2014
  • Expert Advice
  • Expert Advice

    Dab? Vape? Indica? Sativa? A few tips for beginners
    • Jul 9, 2014
  • In the Veginning
  • In the Veginning

    At the first Spokane VegFest, you'll get a bellyful, not an earful
    • Jun 18, 2014
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Lane Ends Ahead

    Spokane wants to improve a mile-long section of Monroe — but that means taking away two lanes
    • Jul 7, 2016
  • Too Smart for School

    What happens when a 12-year-old prodigy tries to go to college in Spokane?
    • Jun 30, 2016
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

green zone


marijuana


Briefs


election 2016


trail mix


Readers also liked…

  • A New Voice
  • A New Voice

    The Black Lens, continues Spokane's long tradition of African-American publications
    • Jan 21, 2015
  • The <i>Real</i> Rachel Dolezal
  • The Real Rachel Dolezal

    The story goes far beyond just a white woman portraying herself as black
    • Jun 17, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation