Gr 6 Up-This collection of monologues features relevant topics and issues that young people face, providing the actors with a broad array of personalities to explore. Circumstances include parental relationships, helping others, emotional issues, sexual orientation, dating situations, depression, etc. The three sections are organized by monologues that can be performed by males, females, or are not gender specific. The selections are brief, real, and sometimes touching. They are simple enough to learn quickly and will be an entertaining way for readers to hone their acting techniques. Some additional directions provide help in further understanding the characters and situations. A valuable resource for teachers and students alike.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.