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Gr 8 Up-Stillman, a teenaged sage, has written a well-researched guide that includes sections on creating personal space, setting one's body free through yoga and massage, relaxation and mediation, journaling as a way to discover one's soul, and dream interpretation. The wordy tome ends with a chapter on world religions that asks readers "Is There a Buddha in You?" Each chapter provides a wonderful list of resources. Unfortunately, despite the essentially good ideas and sound advice, the text is pretentious and stilted, and Stillman seems far too worldly and sure of herself for a 16-year-old. Mindy Morgenstern's The Real Rules for Girls (Girl Press, 2000) and Karen Bokram and Alexis Sinex's The Girls' Life Guide to Growing Up (Beyond Words, 2000) may not include as much soul-searching, but they are much better choices for anyone who wants some simple advice for living.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA
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"Thoughtful and thought-provoking, Stillman’s guide addresses many topics pertinent to contemporary teens. The empowering message of acceptance of self and others permeates this text, providing inquiring readers a starting point for their journey of self-reflection."
"The author’s unpretentious yet stellar intelligence endears readers who are likely to consider this book a new BFF. Destined to become a popular item."
—Kathryn Diman, Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Bernard, ME
SLJ, March 2012
"The book is a powerful example of the wisdom of young adults and the truths they can find in everyday things. This reviewer enjoyed this far more than expected."
—Devin Johnson, Teen Reviewer.
VOYA, December 2011
I purchased for my grand daughter and she loves it, it came real fast, in 2 days. She seems to really enjoy. Purchase for her birthday.Published 15 months ago by KC
Very empowering. I would buy this for every girl I know. Touches all the important, core issues that our society leaves out.Published on February 17, 2013 by Trista Hendren
I am very excited about this book. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and look forward to using this book in my work.Published on January 24, 2013 by Corina
This book is a gem for teenage girls. So many of us are stressed out and need a release from their everyday life: cliques, school, continuous sporting activities, and the list goes... Read morePublished on August 24, 2002 by Octavia