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Girls covers the physical and emotional changes that puberty brings, along with solid tips about grooming, diet, exercise, and other health issues, such as eating disorders. The cartoon drawings of stylish teens resemble wide-eyed dolls and grate somewhat against repeated messages about self-esteem and embracing imperfections. Still, the clear text communicates concepts clearly: "hormones are chemicals that control many activities in your body, including growth," and girls will find plenty of useful information.
Like the companion volume Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen (2006), by the same author, this closes with an extensive resource section, including hotlines. Gillian Engberg
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I only flipped through the book quickly, so I have not read page by page. I was looking for an appropriate book to give my tweens to read about puberty. Read morePublished 20 days ago by kit_kat
This book is PERFECT for my daughter. Very well done with just the right amount of information.Published 3 months ago by Heather
I bought this for my teen and preteen granddaughters. It was one of 4 books that I found while searching for age appropriate books. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Redbeelips
My girl loves this book. Lots of good information for preteens. I find her referring to it often.Published 6 months ago by Snappy Stuff
Very informative, I bought it for my 12 yr old and I believe she found a few things to be informative as well.Published 8 months ago by Racquel
My 11 year old was "embarrassed" when I gave this to her, she put it in her nightstand, tucked away. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert Kuchcinski Jr.
Great book! My daughter who is 13 enjoyed reading it. It helped her educate herself. A must read for any teens who want answers but are shy to ask the questionsPublished 10 months ago by Moya
I bought this for my granddaughter which is 12, she loved it.Published 11 months ago by Joyce Davidson