"An empathetic tone and lots of personal stories distinguish this self-help title for preteens and younger teen girls. Greenberg covers such issues as school, risky behaviors, dating, sex, self-esteem, eating disorders, and cliques. She begins each chapter with a poem by a teenager, uses many examples taken from real-life situations, and offers advice from counselors, doctors, and consultants in "What do the experts say?" snippets. A final chapter addressed to parents and caregivers is noteworthy for its tact, sensitivity, and support of both teens and parents. The text is nicely broken up with lots of black-and-white photos showing teens of different ethnicities and social groups. Though some of the photos look posed, they nonetheless form an effective counterpoint to the text. Greenberg tackles many subjects here, none in depth, but she refers readers to some excellent books, Web sites, and hotlines where they can learn more."--Booklist (amazon.com)
School Age (6-12), Adolescence (13-21)
Judith E. Greenberg
2000 Scholastic Library Publishing
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