Part of being a teenager is learning how to handle failure - because in life it's something everyone has to get used to.

Siobhan Reece O'Dell, however, has a new and refreshing approach to rejection. After the American teen was turned down by Duke University, she wrote her own letter back, rejecting their rejection letter altogether.

The response went viral after O'Dell, 17, posted it on Tumblr and Twitter. Duke didn't see the funny side, with the teen also posting a response to her rejection apparently from the university on her Tumblr which read:

Duke University had no comment on the matter when approached by ABC News.i100.co.uk has also contacted them for comment to verify the letters were sent to them. H/T Huffington Post

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