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Gr 8 Up-Coon, a teenager herself, breaks down the process of finding a dream job into easy, obtainable steps. The initial chapter helps readers figure out exactly what they want to do and refers them to online career-choice quizzes. Other chapters cover where to find job listings, writing a r?sum? and cover letter, interviewing, and keeping work fun once the position is obtained. Even if no one is hiring in a particular field, the author suggests seeking an internship that will provide valuable experience. The second part of the book is organized according to various topics ("The Great Outdoors," "Computers," "Sports") and suggests possible careers that fit readers' interests, along with activities that will help them secure the job. The text is peppered with short interviews with teens who are living their dreams, from an 11-year-old who runs a motivational-speaking organization to a 16-year-old graphic designer. Written in a clear, straightforward style, this title is a good choice for career-development collections.-Laura Younkin, Ballard High School, Louisville, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.