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A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving…
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A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself &… (2001)

by Nancy Holyoke

Other authors: Bonnie Timmons (Illustrator)

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Even though this is targeted toward adolescents, it is by far so much better than The Girl Code by Diane Farr or most books on friendships and dating written for older singles. Maybe I prefer it because it focuses on teaching self-esteem, dealing with peer pressure, and boundaries. This book addresses those issues and how to respond in a tactful way to those that do not respect boundaries---even older singles need help with that sometimes (especially if they are really shy).

Includes quizzes test your instincts. ( )
  TheCelticSelkie | Jul 9, 2016 |
Audience: Middle School Girls
Middle school is a time when boys and girls start to look at each other differently. The all-girl and all-boy groups give way to mixed groups, and romantic feelings start to replace the notion that the opposite sex has cooties. These are confusing times, and many times children have no one to turn. A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself, and Other Love Stuff is a lighthearted, fun, and very informational resource for girls who need guidance when dealing with boys. Organized into five chapters covering from the first hint of interest in the opposite sex to starting a relationship, the book is easy to read, with fun and colorful illustrations. The language is accessible, and the advice is sound.
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself, and Other Love Stuff aims to please its audience. Fun fonts and colorful illustrations make the book visually pleasing, and the book establishes an open line with the readers with a question-and-answer structure and many quizzes. Girls will find sound advice that favors reflection over impulse, and parents are brought up often as a source of support and guidance. Parents will also profit from reading this book because of its faithful portrayal of middle school girls. ( )
  paulafonseca530B | Nov 13, 2010 |
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Introduction: Boys. You've grown up with them.
Chapter One: I am crush crazy about this boy.
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This insightful, age-appropriate guide to boys for girls is filled with tips on being friends, going out, getting dumped and more. Illustrations.

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