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2.0 out of 5 stars Superficial and Materialistic, October 1, 2009
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This review is from: My Look: A Guide to Fashion & Style (Tween Lifestyle Collection) (Spiral-bound)
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This book isn't really "bad" per se - but it isn't really positive for young girls either in my opinion.

I agree with a prior reviewer [Unity] who said that the book pushes a particular style - funky mixed colors, etc. For a book that was supposed to teach girls to find their *own* style, it really, really does push this particular version of "cool" that the author likes. [And, like Unity, I did not find her style very appealing myself - I thought most of the outfits looked kinda stupid to be honest].

I thought the book emphasized the superficial in the extreme - I would have liked to have seen more on a girl's attitude and behavior and how that affects her "style" and how others perceive her. This book emphasized having TONS of clothes, definitely pushed "designer" clothes, pushed buying what is "IN" this season, and gave only the briefest mention of "inner beauty". For a family that doesn't plan to spend a fortune every season on a daughter's clothes so that she can have the latest and greatest [and a whole closet overflowing with the latest and greatest], this book could really just set you up for heartache - it would set a daughter's sights on something that is really out of reach [and rightly out of reach in my personal opinion].

I also agree with other reviewers that commented on the emphasis on "skinny" girls. There are no girls of ANY shape pictured in this book other than very, very thin girls of "fashion model" quality. This book will only further the self image problems that most girls have today - because most girls don't look like the girls in this book any more than they look like fashion models in magazines.

I would really love to see a book that truly works with tween girls on developing their own unique style [inside and out] and that celebrates *all* girls and their own unique awesome-ness. But this book is NOT it.
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