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Book Review – Five High School Dialogues by Ian Thomas Malone

Series: The Dialogues, #3
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 255
Published: February 10, 2016 by Eleventh Hour Literary Press
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High School, a rite of passage for all American teenagers, can be a daunting experience. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little help along the way? George Tecce, known as The Chief, takes a hiatus from his collegiate adventures to help students navigate through the often daunting labyrinth with his signature oft-kilter enlightening comedy. No topic is off limits as The Chief breaks down high school for students and parents discussing such topics as bullying, prom, and the dreaded group project. Refreshingly unique and accessible, Five High School Dialogues is the perfect all-inclusive guide to high school.


Hi there bookish, it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book from the author and ofcourse, it’s been a long time since I’ve last heard from “Chief” (like as if we’re close eh? Haha lol). Its previous book, which was the “Five More College Dialogue” was a great read so it fueled my expectation for this story. And it’s not just because of that, I was also expecting a lot from this story because if you happen to read my review on the first book of The Dialogue Series, which is the Five College Dialogues, you will know how much I adore High School than my College life.

As the title goes, this book consists of five dialogues between George Tecce which is also known as “chief” and several students. They talk about student/teacher relationship, bullying, underage drinking, working with a group, and prom.

As I’ve said a thousand times, I am a proud dialogue reader so this book is really made for me. This story didn’t just gave me things to think into, but it also takes me back to my happy High School life and I am telling you, it’s magical. But it also has its downside. What is that? It made me realize how old I am now, haha.

Just like its first two books, this book also provides us not just no nonsense dialogues but with an addition of humorous remarks. I always believe that imparting knowledge and lesson is more effective with an added humor to make learning enjoyable and, for others, bearable haha.

I can totally relate most of the topics being mentioned here but one topic that really got into me was about working with a team. To be honest, I don’t actually have a problem with this when I was in high school, oh well, the perks of having a childhood friends slash classmates eh? I only struggled with this problem when I was in College. I’ve moved to a bigger City so it was really a struggle to work with a team which composed of people that I am not familiar with. I wish I could have read this book sooner eh? But what’s life without a little hardship right?

I know you might be wondering where’s the other 1 star eh? The reason behind my 4-star rating lies on some of the words being used in this book. As a non-native English reader, words used in the story will always be number 1 in my criteria. But fortunately for us, there’s only a few unfriendly words used in this book, so you have nothing to worry about *wink.

I may have given this book a 4 star rating, but I can never deny how much I enjoyed this book. Actually, it’s my favorite of all three books *wink. This story could be possible to read standalone, but I am still recommending to the first and then the second book before pursuing this story.

Please feel free to come back and share how you find this story eh?

P.S.I want to extend my gratitude to the author, Ian Thomas Malone for being patient. I’ve read this story last February and it’s just now that I finally able to publish it with my own self-hosted blog. Finally indeed ha!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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