WHERE AM I? HOW DO I GET WHERE I WANT TO GO? For many students, the middle school years represent a harrowing journey. As the landscape around them changes rapidly, many students lose their way. Thats because the path through the middle winds through difficult terrain: The quicksand of popularity The rapids of sexual awakening The forest of insecurity The bustling metropolis of electronic media How teens navigate this journey is crucial. Those who embark without clear direction steer their lives in a direction they never intended, and end up in places they never wanted to be. A Map For the Middle is written to offer direction and insight for the middle school journey. Through personal stories, observations, and warnings, this book seeks to help early teens understand exactly where they are, and how they can safely arrive at the place God wants them to be.