Seventeen is your handbook to life! Full of great fashion tips that keep you ahead of the trends... the hottest makeup, the best products for beautiful skin, must have jeans, the best shoes, belts & bags, and those great little dresses that keep you looking your best at school, parties... or just about anywhere! Get the latest scoop on celebrities, music, movies and more. Plus, catch up on the guy scene every month with Seventeen's Guy Talk. Recent features include “615 Fashion & Beauty Ideas,” “Be Green: Easy Ways to Save the Planet,” “Your Best Abs Ever,” and “Our First Celeb Beauty Awards.”
Who Reads Seventeen? Seventeen readers want a guide where they can find everything important, all in one place. Seventeen's fashion-conscious, trendy readers are interested in the latest beauty and style trends. They want to know what's hot in music and movies and get the latest celebrity gossip. Seventeen readers are sophisticated and identify with social issues, political dilemmas, and world news.
Health: mind and body health, fitness, nutrition...
Love Life: boys, dating, and love...
Your Life: teenage experiences, true crime, girls who made a difference...
Weekend: entertainment, party planning, room makeovers...
And… Letter from the Editor, letters from readers, Traumarama, horoscopes.
Magazine Layout: Seventeen expertly blends engaging articles with beautiful photos. Learn how to do anything with easy directions and step-by-step pictures... craft your hair into the perfect style, strengthen your core for flat abs, and apply makeup to get your perfect look. Each section of the magazine is clearly identifiable, so you can quickly find your favorite articles.
Contributors: Leading the diverse Seventeen team, Ann Shoket was named editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine in January 2007. Under her helm, Seventeen continues to represent an important rite of passage, helping more than 13 million readers grow up to be confident, self-assured young women.
Comparisons to Other Magazines: Over the past five decades, Seventeen has helped shape teenage life in America. Seventeen has represented an important rite of passage, helping to define, socialize and empower young women. Seventeen has been a significant force for change—creating notions of beauty and style, proclaiming what’s hot in music and movies, identifying social issues, celebrating the idols and icons of popular culture. One of the most buzz-worthy programs is the “Seventeen Body Peace Project,” a year-long initiative to help girls stop obsessing about what their body looks like, start appreciating it for what it can do, and ultimately make peace with their bodies. Seventeen also partnered with MySpace, the largest social networking site, to launch the ground-breaking Web reality program “Freshman 15,” which gives millions of teens an inside scoop on the often overwhelming emotional and lifestyle changes taking place at college.
Advertising: Seventeen readers have a passion for a variety of products. Advertisers include fashion, retail, footwear, accessories, beauty and health products. These range from luxury goods to everyday essentials targeted to fashion conscious, trendy young women.
Seventeen is a general service magazine for young women emphasizing fashion, beauty and lifestyle information, including health, food, careers, relationships, sports and entertainment.
The best magazine out there with CosmoGIRL! I have been getting this magazine for the past 3 years and have never been truly disappointed. The first time I picked it up, I was astonished at how wonderful the articles were and the diversity of the models. In recent years, the models have gone from only size 2 to sizes 0-24! This is indeed an enormous improvement in the fashion world!
Seventeen doesn't try to be something it's not. I don't understand a previous review saying that the editor's letters are depressing, she really tries to tell us her experiences to help us learn from her mistakes. She also tells funny stories like how her mother wouldn't let her shave her legs until she was 17 so that she wouldn't have a boyfriend. That was hilarious! The magazine is very well-rounded. There are the regular celebrities, fashion, beauty and boy articles that you would find in a girl's magazine. The celebrity coverage is not intense though. They cover the essential music and movie releases with the article about the celebrity on the cover. There are other sections that aren't common to a teen mag. The Faith and Health sections are wonderful. There are great workouts promoting physical activity and encourages teens to go outside and exercise: bike, rollerblade, whatever.
I get this magazine with Cosmogirl since I participated in a special promotion. Both magazines complement each other well. Cosmo has more celebrity features than its counterpart so if I'm looking forward to a particular album coming out, I'll look for the better review in Cosmo. The life articles are fabulous in both mags. I seriously can't decide which I like better. I say: Get them both! You won't regret it!...more info
Not appropriate for those with at least SOME morals I got this magazine for a year and a half before I had to quit my subscription recently. I liked all the fashion tips and articles on how to dress for your body size and style, and that is why I subscribed to begin with. But I was not expecting the bombardment of amoral opinions forced on me. (not to mention an overload of advertising- which you will get in most fashion magazines anyway, so that's not a complaint). Sure there was a few lines here and there that were nonbiased (telling the facts of STDs and such), but 90% of the articles on sex, were opinion and not fact. Girls today are having sex with anyone and getting hurt emotionally and physically because of magazines like Seventeen who say that sex is good if you're ready (What 15 year old girl is ready to have sex and get an STD or a baby?? Please.), and that condoms are 100% effective. They are not, but that's what most teen girls believe because of stupid magazines like this. They need to take advice from their parents and doctors, not magazine articles. I was disgusted at the opinions presented as truth to basically promote teen girls doing whatever they want without consequences. ...more info
One of the best teen magazines Seventeen has been around for 60 years, and tons of teenagers have grown up with it. Recently, Seventeen got a new look and feel, with more mature articles and interesting features for older teeens. Seventeen is good for those teens who feel like they've outgrown other teen magazines but want one that will guide them through college and beyond.
Seventeen features many stuff that teens like to read about- the latest celebrity news, CD and movie release dates, fashion and beauty tips, love and romance, real-life stories, fun stuff to do, and more. As an added bonus, Seventeen covers more worldwide issues then other teen magazines and gives them to you from a teen's point of view. Seventeen also gives you plenty of college and sex advice, which older readers will connect with.
What I love about Seventeen is not only the plentiful amounts of news and real-life stories, but also that it features many bargain items in the Fashion section that are awesome and affordable. Seventeen is a wonderful magazine for bargain shopppers- it features plenty of clothes, make-up, hair products, and jewelry for those with smaller budgets. Additionally, the health and fitness pull outs in each issue are wonderful! Seventeen has plenty of nutrition tips and simple workouts that'll have you seeing lots of results fast.
Seventeen is a wonderful magazine overall- highly recommended....more info
maybe ok for 17 and up, but not for young teens Much of the content is inappropriate for young and mid teens. Just look at the cover stories - this month has one on "hot abs" and "the perfect kiss". Not terrible, but not really appropriate for the younger teens who often read it. Too much emphasis on fashion, make-up, and materialism....more info
GREAT MAGAZINE This is my favorite teen magazine. It is the only one that is truly worth its money. It is a nonshallow mag which features all races and skintones, as well as girls of different shapes and sizes. The girls in the magazine are anywhere between sizes 2-20. I would definetly recommend getting this magazine. They have artcles on college, politics, and current events as well as fashion, make-up, and celebs. It is a good magazine for girls ages 12-22....more info
This Magazine is GREAT, period. I am 13, and I have to say, I know I'm still a young child, but I am growing, and I am becoming curious about different things and am changing in so many ways. Seventeen is one of the magazines that actually makes a difference in my life. It is fun, but also informs me on many things that will eventually cover several aspects of my life. I don't recommend this magazine for anyone under 12 (Seventeen doesn't have that much innapropriate information for young teens. Parents, I do consider that you review Seventeen before you let your child read it. Seventeen does NOT focus too much on celebrities, even though they will have one or two sections in each issue relating to celebrities. They have the fashion section, which has tons of actually useful style tips and embrace ALL body types. The beauty section has great tips on how to apply your makeup, and they have different looks, so you don't only have one makeup look where they have a bunch of makeup and it is overpowering your face. There are lots of options. There are the feature articles, which are always fun to read (and informing). I definitley will continue subscribing to this magazine because I thoroughly enjoy it, and I hope that you will too. But, the only way to really know if you like it is to check it out at a your local grociery store or drugstore. It all comes out to YOUR opinion, not mine, but I hope you enjoyed this review....more info
Mag that encourages promiscuity among teens I used to read seventeen as a teen and looking back on it and flipping through a recent issue, I realized that this magazine is crude and talks to teens about sex as if it it was Cosmo or Marie Claire.
This is not to be used as a moral compass and I don't think it has anything worthwhile reading. you would have read the magazine and taken nothing positive away from it.
Great Magazine! I love this magazine. It is really good for young girls and young women. It gives you advice on shopping, health, beauty, love, and more. And the models are not just skinny white blondes with blue eyes. There are girls that are diffrent races,and body shape. Buy this magazine!!!!...more info
Definitely worth it. Okay, first off, no matter what my name says, I'm actually a teenage girl. My whole family uses this account, which is my father's, so I'm not some kind of weird old man who likes to read Seventeen. Just wanted to get that out of the way. Anyway, I enjoy this magazine quite a lot. It has lots of things I like and provides me with many solid hours of reading enjoyment, but there are somethings I don't like, too.
I'll start with the pros. I really, really like the "real-life" articles. There are several in each issue; each section of the magazine has its own. Even the "faith" and "stars" sections have their own "real-life" articles. They're always interesting, and often shed light on subjects that most people are uncomfortable talking about. Some may think that these topics are too upsetting, but they're a breath of fresh air in a world where many "real-life" stories only discuss wonderful role models who help out in their communities. They may have sensational headlines like "He looked up my skirt" and "My parents were spying on me", but they are written in an informative and sensitive way.
The celebrity coverage is merely OK. The magazine used to have a great section that gave info on all the music, movies, and events coming up, but a few months ago, they scrapped it in favor of a more traditional "stars" section. This new section has much less helpful information, but it has some good points. For example, there's a page that discusses trends among celebrities, which is pretty cool. But the lack of actual news is very disappointing.
The "faith" section is pretty good. Like I mentioned before, there's always a "real life" story that focuses on religion, but there's also a page where readers share their thoughts on some aspect of faith, and a selection of spiritual quotes. Although I'm not extremely religious, this section doesn't force any specific type of faith, so I enjoyed it.
"Health" is another so-so area. In January, they started the Seventeen weight-loss challenge, which follows three girls who are trying to shed pounds. It's fun to watch them make progress each month and hear how they're doing. Each month also features an article about food or body image. I liked these, as they often give you little-known facts, and present well-known info in new ways. But the articles about sexual health are pretty bad, in my opinion. They are extremely repetitive; basically, they're just a monthly reiteration on the wonders of abstinence, which is very backward compared with the rest of the magazine. Also, the tear-out posters that have exercise routines printed on them are useless. The exercises are torturous, and are nearly impossible for anyone but a professional.
"Fashion" and "Beauty" are both mixed bags. Sometimes they offer practical tips for clothes and makeup, or solid information about season trends. But often, the suggestions are way too out-there. The dress-over-pants look is grossly overused, as is the "high-tops with cut-off tights" idea (which they insist is cute and funky). As for makeup, I don't think many people would be willing to wear layers upon layers of turquoise eye shadow to school.
These sections do have a redeeming point, though. If you just look at the individual products and clothes, instead of the way they're put together, you can get some good ideas. For example, I may not have been interested in wearing overalls over a sparkly top (which was actually in one of their photo shoots), but I may want to buy just the top and wear it with my new miniskirt. Likewise, I could choose to ignore a model's outrageous eyeshadow, and instead find out what foundation she's wearing.
Before I wrap up this review, I have one more comment. The magazine doesn't have enough humor. I'm not expecting jokes in a story about a girl's tragic car accident, but even sections that should have a playful tone, like the editor's letter, are so serious as to almost reach a depressing point. I just wanted to mention this.
Overall, though, this magazine is very worth it. I look forward to it every month, and I have fun reading it. I would reccomend it for any teen girl....more info
Magazine Subscriptions Take Far Far Too Long To Arrive I received a notice to write this review. It's been about a month since the subscription was ordered and the first magazine has still not arrived. Buy a book and it comes in days. Buy a magazine subscription and you wait forever.
If Amazon can't get good service from those they deal with for magazine subscriptions, they should just drop the service altogether. It is a drag on the customer service of the entire site....more info
Better than the competition Seventeen has a great editor. She transformed the magizine from ad space to interesting, well-written articles. It has a good amount of beauty, fashion, and hair tips but it also talks about more current issues, like gays, child abuse, suicide, health and eating habits, religon, ect. Dont get me wrong, this magizine isnt depressing or anything, it acually maintaines it's upbeat tone throughout. But it does it without making my brain turn to mush. enough said....more info
I was sent to a collection agency!!!! I order from amazon from time to time, overall very happy with purchases. This magazine subscription was a gift and somehow the shipping address got mixed with billing address and instead of Amazon trying to contact me via email, they sent me to a collection agency!!!...more info
A pretty girly magazine with potential to diversify I was looking for a magazine to get a friend's teenage daughter who is at an age where she is interested in pop stars, beauty tips, fashion, celebrity news with a tasty bite, a bit of serious writing to make her think; after all she is at an age where she has to face the real world.
I have to say Seventeen fitted all of the above criteria and it did it well, the photography was good, the writing style up-beat and smart, not too much talking down to the reader, however I did have one gripe that might offend people and I apologize if it does, but did anyone else look at this magazine and think, "What a white read!"
My friend's daughter is mixed race and though I think she would like Seventeen from a girly point of view, I do think she will find it hard at times to identify with, because it does come across as "quite white."
All the same it is a good magazine; it has well written articles, good photography and knows how to target its audience.
All the same I will be giving it a miss on a subscription level for the moment as I don't think it is really suitable for someone who is not white, maybe in the future when it diversifies....more info
"Seventeen Magazine Review by a Social Reader" The "Seventeen" Magazine that I received was shoved in the mail box not so nicely. And not only did I not appreciate it, but nor did my mother.
However the articles in this particular magazine were very interesting and I suggest them for any teen girl. I highly suggest the article on Rachel Bilson....more info
There's A Reason Why Seventeen Is #1 This is a wonderful magazine for your typical teen. It gives reasonable priced things to buy, tells you what to wear and how to wear it, gives you great makeup and guy advice, tries to encourage you to be politically and socially aware, and helps you learn to be healthy and fit. It's an all-around wonderful magazine. I used to love YM, but I'm beginning to outgrow it... Seventeen should last me through college at least......more info
dont get me started..... I really dont like this magazine but im 15 and absoloutly hate it. ok there is a few good parts about it......
*it tells you wat look is in and wats not.
*the beauty section is pretty good
*tramarama is OK
and its got bad parts......
*the health is not ok
*the celeb section is not really good
*too many ads
*the horscopes are awful
soo i really dont care if you subscribe to it but its ok for ages 14-19.but if you want to obsess over you looks buy it....more info
Seventeen is not just another stupid mag for teens I found this magazine because one of my favorite actresses was on it- I know, sallow sorta-. I bought this magazine pretty much because she was on it. I now understand this is an amazing magazine. It focuses on real problems for teenage girls from the ages of 13-20. It has real stories, stuff about the celebrities and how we can learn from them, and some fashion. It has a great mixture, which makes for a great magazine. With it's realistic topics and amazing fashion- which it affordable! - It makes for a great magazine to just sit down and read for advice on many things girls need some help on. I think this is a very well rounded magazine with hope for others out there!...more info
Shpping address I got this magazine for my daughter, Shanice for Christmas. She was happy to receive it in the mail but her name was not on the address. I specifically ordered it on her name Shanice Kloss. It's not a big deal since she really liked the magazine but she will be happy if you could change the shipping address to her name. Thank you....more info
Changing.... Seventeen magazine has grown up a lot in the past few year...I am not sure how I feel about that as it tends to mirror the Cosmopolitan magazine quite a bit. I just wonder how far is too far, because although people don't want to admit it magazines are a part of culture we all looked up to at that time in our lives. To see the coolest clothes, hair and even questions we were too scared to ask anyone. I still see that in Seventeen but I also see more sexually oriented material. I feel some of the stories are stupid. I still will pick up my sister's Seventeen magazine to see what they have to say and it is amazing how stupid we are trying to make our girls! A couple of the articles that really fueled me were: there was a girl who wore short (nasty) skirts to the mall and someone took a picture up her skirt. When asked what she wears to the mall she answered the SAME THING! She just wanted attention...that is one reason girls have problems. Another one was a girl who wore lingerie online and was upset over men-and still has the website! GET REAL! What is wrong with the world when these are two of the stories that were main ones in the magazine?!?! What are girls to learn? Dress like a skank and get treated like one but continue it? I don't know about this magazine anymore...I guess it is moving with the times?! But, my sister still reads it mostly for horoscopes and the music/actors/actresses articles. My sister said she will not be renewing her subscription to this magazine after this year as it has turned to trash. ...more info
Great Magizine This is a very good magizine It has pretty much every thing in it.I reccomend subscribing to it. It is alot cheaper that way....more info
What supposedly innocent, teen girl ought to know about French Kissing, Getting Wet Down There, Sex Advice & Defeatism Ideology? Seventeen magazine looks harmless, right? Each cover features seemingly innocuous, young women-starlets in excessive makeup and unhealthy and insecure obsession with appearance, right? WRONG!!!! Beneath Seventeen's brittle veneer of frivolous, teen idols lies a gritty underbelly of wrong-headed advice which misleads impressionable, female teens into a world of lasciviousness, hardness, and disrespectability. Seventeen's pages contain ANYTHING BUT the old proverb of "sugar and spice and everything nice!!!!"
The foundation of my shock at the content of Seventeen lies exclusively at the departments and scathingly questionable articles the editors of Seventeen include. I base my implication against Seventeen on its Dec. 07/Dec. 08 issue and specifically a few, choice articles therein, which are so beyond the pale, no teenage girl ought to be getting indoctrinated by the social engineers at Seventeen.
In the discomforting sex Q & A, misleading "advice" is skewed by lib politics of so-called "experts" who are dispensing it. One of the experts of said, infamous article is Laura Berman; this tart was recently on the O'Reilly Factor unabashedly espousing a plan to force taxpayers to pay for condoms for college-kids!!!! One of the damaging pieces of "advice" manufactured by Berman relates to--SURPRISE, SURPRISE!--when to have sex. Berman gives "advice" to young girls who are barely 18, who write in with panging questions relating to all-important issues of when to put out--which presumably trump all other considerations in a girl's life, considerations like family, friends, education, careers, character-building, etc.. One girl wrote asking about the difference between determining if she's orgasming or merely feeling infatuated by some guy, pertaining to when to put out.
The affront was committed by Berman's response which described the difference between orgasm (getting wet "down there") and mere infatuation (stalking/doodling heart drawings around pictures of your guy). Berman wrote that teen girls should put out when they're comfortable. That morally relativistic answer's so hazardous for a few reasons. Its subjectivity leaves everything open to interpretation: girls may only think they're comfortable with putting out at only 14/15/16, but because of the decision-making process being hampered at that age, live to regret it once they've done so. Afterwards, they may feel slu*ty, impacting all personal relationships from then on!!!!
Berman refuses to give spiritually/psychologically healthy advice, such as to wait for marriage or at least true love. Certainly, teen girls ought to focus on more important matters in their formative years than when to lose virginity. Oh, I don't know...things like schoolwork, community service, getting into good colleges, building true friendships, having pajama parties, and writing in their diaries or something.
This section of Seventeen is also gross because it subverts parental rights relating to parents teaching their kids about sex and when to have it. Seventeen provides a way for rebellious teens to directly circumvent parental influence in making decisions about sex. What non-lib parent would want their underage, teenage daughter to put out when she's "comfortable" as defined by her judgment alone????
My next dissatisfaction skewers the frivolous section giving teen girls tips on how to kiss better! The overarching, obsessed focus with sexualizing teenage girls in our culture is out of control!!!! What in the hell ever happened to filling the heads of girls with more innocent, 50s-values components, things like going on a tightly chaperoned date, knitting or sowing, reading or other intellectual activities, and making pretty dresses?
This section on tips for kissing is infested with more lewdness than parents would be comfortable with in regards to advice for teen girls. Some pieces of advice include using YOUR TONGUE by flirtatiously sliding it into a guy's mouth during an open kiss. Not content with this lust, Seventeen's writers also advise girls to practice French kissing by practicing on your hand. Seriously! This lame clich¨¦ for geeks is apparently endorsed by Seventeen's editors as they advise teen girls to make a fist and practice kissing the outline formed by the crook of the pointer finger and thumb, since this apparently is a good stand-in for lips!!!!
Topping off the plan to convert impressionable teens to the Dark Side of Liberalism is ideological writing by Alice Walker, extolling rejection towards the Terror War and Iraq!!!! Feminist Walker insinuates the US military kills Iraqis, yet then shrewdly pretends to care for said soldiers by urging her impressionable, teen audience to will that they return home as soon as possible!!!! This has always been the underhanded tactic of intellectually dishonest libs: curse the US military, but then still reserve pretense for their well-being.
I'll address the parents now. I ORDER you to do everything to prohibit buying Seventeen for your teen daughter because of the social engineering tract this ideological, culturally decayed magazine is on. As a parent, you love your teen daughter and want her to have a productive life where she'll be respected, right? She can't do this when Seventeen's editors indoctrinate her to have sex at her own discretion before marriage, practice French kissing, and oppose the War on Terror....more info
They don't have to be seventeen... I purchased this magazine for my thirteen year old grandchild. I did not want the usual "tween" magazine who's main focus was on fashion, or celebrities behaving badly. I read Seventeen when I was a teen,many years ago, and it has only gotten better through the years. Her first issue got my grandchild talking over some important articles she had read with her mom, without the embarrassment and difficulty that usually occurs when teens and parents talk. The articles really relate to today's teens,and provide positive role models, something that is really needed for young girls in this day and age. ...more info
Don't Judge I would like to comment on a letter written to Seventeen Magazine by a girl named Sarah from Plano, TX in the June issue. I was outraged when i read waht she had to say about homosexuality. "People learn to be homosexual from advertising and T.V." I am a military brat and have been blessed to know all different types of people and Sarah you might want to realize this country is based on the principals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. you have the right to be religious, do you not? So why can't people by gay? Being gay is not something you learn, your attracted to who your attracted too. Maybe you should ask your history teacher about homosexuality because it goes way back. I don't believe the Greek had televisions. And if you have such a big problem with the issues of today, instead of purchasing a magazine that is going to have those issues in it. Go to your local Wal-Mart, walk over to the stationary department, and buy a bible. Because honey, obviously your not as religious as you think, because the bible says to love thy neighbor, and not to judge people. ...more info
Call publisher directly I purchased this magazine through Amazon. The magazine got sent to the incorrect address because of how many different hands it goes through before the publisher gets the address. Publisher doesn't have any of my information on file because I purchased through Amazon. Amazon customer service is a call center in India with employees who have a sheet in front of them with the solution to all problems, the solution to magazine subscription problems is to give you the publishers phone number. You cannot get refunded, you cannot get the problem corrected. You can however call the publisher directly and ask for the same price Amazon sells the magazine discounted for and receive your magazine a lot faster....more info
IT'S OKAY. Seventeen is an okay magazine. The real-life stories get on my nerves because they have nothing to do with issues many girls face. And also, I don't read stupid articles in Seventeen like "How to get a boyfriend in 10 days". The FASHION? Don't even get me started. The fashion is horrendously horrible. Atoosa has no fashion sense at ALL. They show all this mainstream, ugly ABERCROMBIE (yuck) crap. If you want real fashion that celebrities and models wear, get Teen Vogue. Seventeen is kind of addicting though with the make-up tips, losing weight things and uhhh...yeahhh.
If you're going to give this review a bad rating because I dissed ABERCROMBIE, go ahead. I'll know that you're an Abercrombie worshipper who has no style or fashion sense.
Overall, Seventeen is okay for the makeup tips and beauty tips and how to look good(NOT including fashion) and the articles are pretty fun to read. ...more info
THE BEST TEEN MAG This magazine is the best teen mag out there. It is not full of fluff like most of the teen mags are. It actually has some substance to it.
affordable fashion for girls of all shapes and sizes
affordable makeup for all skin colors
real life stories
good health tips
and appropriate for any girl from 13-23
Seventeen Magazine Subscription I purchased this magazine as a gift for 2 friends of mine and I can't believe how quickly the subscriptions came. I appreciate the quick service. And I am sure the girls will really like the magazine. ...more info
teens do what they do i think that seventeen magazine gives teenage girls a better understanding of what we have and might go through in our teenage years. i think it shows girls a way to deal with life in a better perspective way. i afiliate with this magazine because it is fun to read and is also a better way to asociate with other people and many people would like to talk to others without fighting, yelling,each other...more info
Seventeen Magazine It arrived sooner then stated, which was excellant and the price cant be beat anywhere. My daughter loves this magazine and reads it cover to cover, I am very happy with the fast turnaround time and prompt customer service'...more info
Seventeen *Fashion tips for girls of all sizes and styles
(Preppy, Sporty, Punk, ETC.)
*Stories about girls experiences with abuse, guy trouble, ETC....more info
For Fashion There's a lot of coupons and news for free stuff like lipstick and clothes in this magazine.
Great, but could be better This magazine is great for pre-teens~teens because it has affordable fashion, cute make-up, issues that teens can really relate to, and best of all, interesting articles.
There are so many magazines out there for children ~ pre-teens but most of them are childish/too old. There are disturbing articles and some which I personally think is just silly. But in Seventeen (and to that girl who kept saying Atoosa has no fashion sense, YOU have no fashion sense) there is really things that you can understand, most of which you need to know but are afraid to ask. The clothes are cute and affordable, and for fashionable ladies, there is always a Seventeen Splurge! which shows some really cool designer labels which you can buy to treat yourself. Teen Vogue, and Elle Girl, they have some nice clothes, but you double take on the prices. Most girls (except for one reader who seems to be able to buy anything she wants) cannot afford such clothes. Plus, you see most girls, and they are NOT wearing clothes straight from the runway. They are wearing clothes that they find cute from NORMAL stores at the mall.
Seventeen is a magazine for girls who are fashionable, fun and fabulous (okay, corny) but its true. It's much better for teens than all the other magazines out there. ...more info
GREAT magazine!!! They just need to cut down on the ads.... Ok, just so you know, I'm 12 years old, but I know about all of the "stuff" that teen mags have in them. (And I'm really mature...just so ya know)
A couple of days ago, I purchased this month's issue of Seventeen, because it had my fave celeb on the cover, Hilary Duff, and had a little interview with her inside.
Well, after reading just one issue, I totally love this magazine! Not only did I like the interview with Hilary Duff, I also liked several other things in the magazine! I definitely plan on buying next month's issue!
I also have a subscription to YM, but one thing that I really like in Seventeen that I don't in YM is that in Seventeen's fashion "bargain bin", the highest priced thing they had (in this month's issue, anyway) was only $20, when in YM, the highest priced would be like $50-65, which would either be a T-shirt or a purse or something like that.
All of the makeup and clothes featured in Seventeen are cheap and affordable, and some of them you can actually purchase at stores like K-Mart, Claire's, or Wal-Mart.
What I didn't like about this was the fact that it's 214 pages, but ads take up 95 pages. There was 119 pages of actual content, and quite good content, I might add.
All in all, I think Seventeen is a GREAT magazine and I'm definitely looking forward to getting upcoming issues. (Who knows? I might even subscribe to it!)...more info
Great Magazine This is an amazing magazine for anyone ages 13-18. It's has informative articles and some serious stuff, but it also is chock-full of fun stuff and "girly" things like "The Right Guy for you" and "Who's your makeup muse?",. This mag is perfect for any girl, whether you're a tomboy or a girly-girl. I am 13 and in eighth grade, and I really luv it!!! ...more info
Great Quality Magazine for Teens! I started getting Seventeen a year ago, and have not stopped reading it since. It's an excellent magazine for teen girls, and it's a great quality magazine as well! I started getting CosmoGirl too, but I definitely like Seventeen better. It's a much better quality magazine, and has much more articles that relate to lives of normal teen girls other than stars. I love the fashion ideas, especially around back-to-school time. The clothes in the magazine are not only in style and from the trendy stores, but are also reasonably priced....more info
Read it for a few years. I started reading this when I was about 12, and I stopped when I was about 15. So, Seventeen would not be an accurate title for this magazine. I'm 17 now and I read JANE and NYLON. I guess for the average teenager it's okay, but I just got rather bored with it. It's the same thing over and over again, really. I suppose I just read magazines that are slightly above my age group. I would recommend it to young teens, though, then graduate to JANE or something. Jane is a good stepping stone....more info
Great all around magazine Seventeen is my favorite magazine. It has so much stuff in it relevant to my life. Fashion is affordable and makes sense, good real life stories in November, especially the obssesion story, good skin/makeup advise and a good new section this month- college. It was actually HELPFUL for teens just starting high school too. It usually takes me a while to read it not like other magazines that i get through in 15 minutes. Teen Vogue is so expensive i just read regular look at fashion ideas. I also like the mail page you can read other girls opinions about past stories. A great magazine. ALSO can't wait for the show on mtv!...more info
Perfect mag for teen girls Seventeen is perfect for teen girls who love magazines! It's a classic, it's been around for years. This would be a great Christmas gift for any girl ages 13-19. It has a great mix of real-life stories, celebrity interviews and gossip, embarrassing moments, and fashion and beauty ideas. I love that lately Seventeen is focusing on in puting cheaper fashion ideas and also some designer things. And I LOVE that they have daily prizes, though your chances of winning are about 1:1,400. I've entered almost every day for about 5 months and still haven't won anything. And I agree with Candaceleutzy that there not always shipped properly, and often the back page will be ripped. They should put the magazines in plastic sheets before they mail them so they quit getting complaints. but I would still say it's my favorite "teen" magazine....more info
A Life Magazine Seventeen first appealed to me when my older sister started to read it. As soon a she put it down and went to do something else, I would flip through it. What really caught my eye, was the stories. They have stories from real people about real things that are fascinating to read! And I loved how they didn't just put celebrities and fashion into the magazine, like most other magazines do.
I also appreciate the fact that they publish readers' mail. I think it's really cool to know that a magazine cares about their readers' opinions.
I first read an issue of Seventeen at age 11, and plan to keep reading it through out my life. Seventeen isn't one of those magazines that are meant for little preppy teenage girls! This magazine is for all ages and all personalitoes! There is always something in there that even the toughest of critics will look at and be impressed with. My mother, loved this magazine!
I recommend this life magazine to all people, of all ages at any point in their lives. ...more info
This magazine is GREAT, period. I am 13, and I know I am young, but I am becoming curious of many different things and am changing in so many ways now. Seventeen is one of the magazines that really affects my life. This magazine is very resourceful and also fun. One thing to say, there isn't that much bad information that kids shouldn't be reading, but parents, I do advise that you review the magazine before letting your child read it. They have the fashion section, where not just one body type is included, but all body types and they have tons of different styles. They have great style tips too which I bet you'll like. They also have the beauty section which has tips on how to apply your makeup, and they have a wide variety of different makeup looks, so you're not stuck with the one look that has too much makeup on. They have the feature articles, which are both fun and informing. Time to time, they'll have an article on sex (just to say that to people who won't want to be reading that). They have many other things in the magazine like Tramarama which is embarassing stories, 17 Mission, which is an article that gets the attention of the reader to focus on everyday problems, like global warming or breast cancer. I hope you enjoyed this review as much as I love the magazine, but the only way you can really tell if you like the magazine is to just go check it out at your local grociery store or bookstore....more info
I've Converted! Atoosa is a genius. A freakin genius. She's made a teenybopper magazine into one that can now be considered a bible to teens. I love this woman! First, she revamped CosmoGirl to become one of my favorite magazines with insightful articles and real life subjects. Now, she's done the same for Seventeen..but better! The articles are indepth, insightful, no "OMG..He's SOO cute," and worth reading. There's hair tips that real girls can use. Makeup tips that aren't insane and won't make you look like a hobo. Cute clothes that people actually wear and look good! That people can actually find in a store! That was probably my biggest selling point. You won't find a $60 shirt being labeled a "neccessity" here. Most of the stuff is at your local mall and plainly stated so. The real-life articles are eyeopening. I cannot say enough good things about this magazine. It will take you literally 3 hours to read through it all and you will still go back and be surprised by things you've forgotten....more info
My Favorite I have subscriptions to a few magazines, and I have to say, SEVENTEEN, is the one I'm always looking forward to. This magazine has a little bit of everything- fashion and make-up tips, how to be healthy (not just stick thin!), tips for school, fun (not very useful, but fun) stuff on guys and love, teen stories, and important information to be aware of. It's fun, but also informing.
The models are normal girls, and this mag shows things that not only a size 0 or 2 girl can wear, but also clothing that can be worn by a girl who's size 4, 8, or 16. Many styles from girly to goth are shown, not just one. The clothing and accessories are also affordable, and can be found at stores in your nearby mall.
SEVENTEEN isn't all fashion. It's really all about embracing who you are and making the most of life. It's about feeling good about yourself and loving yourself for who you are, and not what you aren't. I've used some of the tips on health, skin care, feeling good, and make-up, and you know what? They do work, and are actually helpful (***gasp***).
The celebrity interviews are very good, and such that you can relate to them. The stories about things in teens' lives are also very good- some are sad, but they all make you aware of what really goes on out there.
It's a wonderful magazine. It doesn't have an overload of ads like Teen Vogue or Elle Girl, while still including fashion (though I will say not as much as these two mags, because these two are almost entirely all how to look good). SEVENTEEN however, has a bit more fashion than Teen People, Teen People having more stories and such (though it is right up there with SEVENTEEN). SEVENTEEN is a happy medium. It's an awesome magazine!...more info
Seventeen Magazine This was a gift for my teen granddaughters.....don't know if they have received it yet or if they like it....more info
Great Magazine Seventeen is a great mag for teens 14-19. It has great articles about politics and affordable clothes for the average teen. ...more info
Seventeen is Amazing! This magazine is still amazing! I started reading a couple years ago when I was about 13 and I loved this magazine. I suscribe to Seventeen and CosmoGirl! and Seventeen is the magazine I would definitely recommend. The issues have sections about fashion, which help readers find clothes that help flatter their body type WITHOUT showing everything. There are also more serious sections, like the Health section that gives readers advice on how to eat right. There is also section that helps readers learn about sex. Yes, sex. But before cautious parents say no to this magazine, you should know the truth. These articles give readers stories about other readers' experiences, information about birth control, the truth about std's, and answers readers' questions. Now, this may sound like Seventeen is encouraging sexual activities, but I am 16 and I think that this magazine is answering questions that may be difficult for readers to ask an adult. In this last issue, there was an article talking about different viewpoints of the war in Iraq, which is to get readers thinking about more than just fashion and makeup. They have pretty good celebrities on the cover as well. The February issue, I believe, had Vanessa Hudgens on the cover. While some parents may disprove of Vanessa, the interview with her actually made me understand what she went through. I think this is a fantastic magazine. I plan on suscribing to it until I'm 30! :)...more info