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It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe and in Charge (It's a Girl…

by Mavis Jukes

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It's a Girl Thing is a dictionary of sorts that is written with longer definitions and stories to go with each concept. It's like the handbook to get through everything that the teen years will bring a girl. The book doesn't go into too much detail to be inappropriate, but answers nearly every question about puberty and sex that anyone may ever ask. It's written with personal stories from the author in a funny way to help it from being overwhelming. But personally, I think that it is still a lot of information for any young teen to take in all at once. This could be a good tool for a parent to use as a reference when wanting to talk about specific things and as these questions are asked. But to just have a teen sit down and read this book seems like overkill. I guess it would depend on the person, but I know if I had read this in its entirety as a young teen would have disturbed me. ( )
  kryoung1 | Apr 23, 2014 |
A non-fiction book teaching girls about puberty and teaching them how to calmly deal with it.
This book is great, it's informative and smart. It talks about the most important things like STDs and sexual assault and even the less important things like getting a first bra and how to use sanitary napkins.
It shouldn't be used in place of a "talk" but more as a support; overall it is a very effective and useful book.
  JocelynNixon | Nov 28, 2010 |
This book serves as an excellent resource which will help parents and educators effectively communicate with their adolescent daughters and students about puberty, alleviating much of the tension and discomfort surrounding this sensitive topic. Teens will appreciate Mavis’ honesty. She employs humor and simplistic language in her writing, making it a more enjoyable and accessible guide for even the most struggling readers.

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  carlabortiz | Apr 18, 2008 |
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An easy-to-read magazine-style guide for girls age 10 to 14 on "staying healthy, safe and in-charge." Mavis Jukes covers everything from how to buy a bra to birth control, from sexually transmitted diseases to coping with the unexpected onset of a period away from home. Issues such as setting healthy boundaries, trusting feelings, and being able to go to adults for help are discussed in a tone that is frank, entertaining, and gently authoritative without sounding condescending. Though most girls this age will know more about these subjects than parents ever dreamed, the subjects are dealt with accurately in way that helps build self-confidence and character in girls at an extremely vulnerable time in their lives.

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Answers questions and provides information about all aspects of puberty and sexuality. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

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