"All my friends' breasts are developing faster than mine. I'm kind of jealous." "I'm not popular and I don't get it because I do what all the cool girls do." "I am totally in love with my best friend's boyfriend and I think he likes me, too." "I think I might be a lesbian." "I need help with my dad. It seems we hardly go a day without fighting." Weston's refreshingly upbeat, down-to-earth, sympathetic, and understanding answers are sure to satisfy even the most desperate of preteens and teens. She never veers off course in her effort to encourage kids to be healthy, smart, and true to themselves and others. Without a doubt, every 11- to 16-year-old girl should find answers to at least one question (if not 20 or 100) she has wondered about. The book is handily divided into categories: "Oh Me Oh My" (self-esteem, finding out who you are), "Let's Get Physical" (body image, periods, eating well, etc.), "Friendship Frustrations," "The Whole Boyfriend Thing," and "Family Matters." Start at the beginning or open up randomly--either way, just wade right in! (Ages 11 to 16) --Emilie Coulter
From School Library Journal
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