- Expected Sep 24, 2019
From the iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their humble beginnings
High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents’ divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's and Sara’s points of view, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years.
A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, High School captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from each another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Tegan and Sara’s intimate, confessional song lyrics have been capturing our hearts and imaginations for years. Now the twin sisters tell their personal stories with a new level of candor in this gorgeously raw memoir of their adolescence in suburban Calgary. Narrating in alternating chapters, Tegan and Sara immerse us in the ’90s of their teens, transporting us not just into the underground raves and alternative record stores that defined the era, but into the formative experiences that helped define them as people. From their respective struggles with their sexualities to their earliest endeavors as a musical duo, High School is a beautiful reminder that nobody—not even our creative heroes—makes it out of adolescence unscathed.