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4.1

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the best magazines for teen and 20 yr old girls alike!

Seventeen magazine is honestly a magazine that I would buy for a 15-20 year old girl. Seventeen has lots of tips on many different subjects such as makeup, hair, shopping guides, health...Read complete review

Seventeen magazine is honestly a magazine that I would buy for a 15-20 year old girl. Seventeen has lots of tips on many different subjects such as makeup, hair, shopping guides, health and body etc.  I love how in nearly every issue Seventeen comes up with ways that readers can help out the environment or the world around them. There are also many contests featured within the magazine every month. One of my most favorite things that can be found within Seventeen are the loads of great real-life stories that are very interesting and helpful to the age range mentioned above. I've been subscribed to 17 for years now, and love it. 

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Seventeen magazine is not as good as it used to be.

I am 18 now and have been reading Seventeen since about 13. When Atoosa Rubenstein was the editor, the magazine was an amazing quality; great relatable articles and cute age appropriate style...Read complete review

I am 18 now and have been reading Seventeen since about 13. When Atoosa Rubenstein was the editor, the magazine was an amazing quality; great relatable articles and cute age appropriate style advice. However, in recent years the magazine has gotten progresively poorer in quality. The quality of the articles, editing especially after Ann Shoket took over and the feel in general; Seventeen has definitely lost the passion for inspiring teenage girls. Most people buy it just for the freebie codes and not for the articles. Looking at the last couple years, the important real life articles have been disapearing and being replaced with shallow "How to score the hot guy" articles. Celebrity news has become more important and more than often there are absurd "splurge" suggestions from $300 jeans to $500 purses. This magazine's audience is mostly girls 13-19. How many 15 year olds do you know that have 500 dollars to spend on a bag? Not to mention the cover; they use the same girls over and over again. Another dissapointment is how it has gotten thinner and thinner, yet there are more ads than ever. In fact, open a recent Seventeen, flip through the pages and you'll see that literally half the magazine is advertisement. Definitely not worth the money or the time anymore. There have been lots of complaints and no change. The only upside is that it remains one of the cheapest magazines on the newstand.

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4.0

It's a good magazine for young girls.

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from USA

Comments about Seventeen Magazine:

I used to read Seventeen magazine when I was a teenager, and loved it. It is a great resource for young people for fashion, beauty advice and interesting articles. I am a high school Spanish teacher who occasionally takes students on educational trips. I have come across quite a few female high school students who either buy Seventeen magazine or have a subscription. The models are beautiful, fashionable, and usually are very natural looking (not too made up or wearing super risque clothing). The girls I teach also love to read Seventeen magazine when it gets close to the prom. Seventeen has a lot of ads for prom dresses. They also have informational articles about issues that high school girls deal with at this stage in their lives. There is an advice column where girls can ask and read about relationship issues, and a section for tips on skin, hair and makeup. Even though Seventeen has been around for a long time, the magazine is still as popular and relevant as ever.

 
5.0

I can't not buy this

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from USA

Comments about Seventeen Magazine:

I've been reading this for about 5 years now, I still love it as much as I did back then. A lot of the articles are relatable, great fashion and beauty tips. I love the little health workout section and the hair section that gives a different hairstyle for everyday of the week. A must have for girls

 
4.0

Seventeen needs to a body image fix

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from USA

Comments about Seventeen Magazine:

I think it's good for it's healthy eating tips as well as it's coverage for celebrities. My main issue is with body image. They show outfits on these girls who are 90 pounds soaking wet and then label her curvy. I know they are trying to sell sexy but for a magazine that 'tries' to promote a healthy body image, it does a very poor job. Show normal girls, not just models. It will show girls that normal people are pretty too, not just those girls you only find on magazine covers. Seventeen, just give people normal. It beats unrealistic any day.

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5.0

I love Seventeen Magazine so much!

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from Ballston Spa, NY

Comments about Seventeen Magazine:

I love Seventeen Magazine so much.I have been reading it for many years and I still subscribe to Seventeen.It has so many great stories,articals about fashion and makeup.I love all the pretty fashions they show in the magazine I started getting Seventeen when I was 14 yrs old and I am 63 now,its such a great magazine,I will never stop getting it.

 
5.0

Overall, I love Seventeen magazine!

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from USA

Comments about Seventeen Magazine:

I love Seventeen magazine. I love how they have fashion for more than just one type of taste. I also love how they don't just have fashion but also diys and inspiring stories from celebrities. And you can't forget the freebies X) I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEIR FREEBIES. They are actually things that I wouldn't mind wearing, using, or showing off.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is a great magazine for teens and betweens.

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from Bethel, CT

Comments about Seventeen Magazine:

This is a great magazine for your teenagers and preteen. It is a bright easy read that offers a variety of information to your children.  Topics are timely and well presented.  There is information to suppliment those talks that our children love from us.  The information is appropriate and accurate from my point of view. Fashions are not over the top and are in a price range that is manageable for the average person.  The content is light , bright and well presented.  This is a great first read for your teen.

 
1.0

Magazine Orders: A Tricky business

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from Acworth, GA

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Everyone knows the Internet is taking over. Selling magazines became difficult so marketers must find new ways to get subscriptions. Is it ethical to trick consumer into buying a low-quality magazine?No, It's not. Seventeen magazine did that to me and probably many more. They said it was a subscription for freebies. I  love freebies so I put down my address and the promo code. It was actually a magazine subscription. I sent a frank e-mail firmly stating that I wish my unfair subscription be cancelled. They might not have read it, right? Wrong. In every issue, magazines have a column of customer e-mails, so I'm pretty sure they read mine. They went ahead and sent me a magazine. I didn't complain about the price because it was actually a good deal, but I expected a better product. Seventeen magazine...what's wrong with that? The magazine was short and uninteresting. I have read all their stories before. Nothing new, nothing exciting. Seventeen magazine.

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5.0

seventeen again!

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from Burlington, CT

Comments about Seventeen Magazine:

I absolutely love this magazine.  It always has the best fashion advice and fitness tips.  It is also very informative on dating and everyday things going on in a teenage girls life.  Every issue is interesting and fun and I am never disappointed when I receive my magazine, I'm always excited and anxious to receive my next issue as soon as I finish reading my current one.  Finally, Seventeen is a very affordable magazine.

 
5.0

Best friend for teenage girl

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from Stamford, CT

Comments about Seventeen Magazine:

I had subcribed to seventeen for 1 year and i found lots of tips from it about latest mack-up tips, dressing tips, best deals of the month, celebs styles, lots of hair styles and what not...It also give free gifts in every months book and have lots of sweeptakes entry to win nice products...

Well I am not teenager but it helps me a lot...I can say its best friend for teenage girls but it also helps other age women to develop their make up sence and dressing sence...

Planning to subscribe again...

 
4.0

Seventeen Magazine is sophomoric - but isn't all bad.

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from Linwood, NE

Comments about Seventeen Magazine:

I  am a 20 year old college student who prefers novels to any fashion magazine. However, I work at a teenage-geared clothing store and like to keep up on the trends, so I subscribe to Seventeen magazine. The writing style is very young - simple words and little journalism, but hey, it's a teenage magazine. They often times have at least one important story: a girl who was bullied, a girl who was denied a job because of her race, sex issues young girls face, a girl who speaks out against suicide or eating disorders, etc. It gives good advice about style for different body types, popular hair and skin products, dating advice, famous actors/singers/etc., healthy snacks and food options, as well as a tailored work-out every month. If anyone thinks it shows too much sexuality, they're in for a rude awakening. I think it's often times lighter than the reality of what teenagers do these days. It's not Shakespeare, but it's a good choice for a teenage magazine with lots of poofy information for a low price and no profanity.

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