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Title:
Help! : a girl's guide to divorce and stepfamilies
Author:
Holyoke, Nancy.
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Publication Information:
Middleton, WI : Pleasant Company Publications, 1999.
Physical Description:
129 pages ; 18 cm
Summary:
Answers letters from girls dealing with various aspects of divorce, remarriage, and stepfamilies. Includes tips, quizzes, and advice.
General Note:
"American girl library."
Language:
English
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Added Uniform Title:
American girl (Middleton, Wis.)
ISBN:
9781562477493
Format :
Book

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Finally, a girl's guide to divorces, stepfamilies and more features tips, quizzes, and advice, letters from girls dealing with various aspects of divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies. Color illustrations throughout.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. Full of notes from girls, quizzes and sidebars, and cheery cartoon illustrations by Scott Nash, this guide is as lighthearted as the subject permits, but it offers good if simple advice, too. From fear, guilt, and anger to money, violence, parents' dating, and stepfamilies, the book offers upbeat and straightforward commentary. The mantras include: your parents may not love each other now, but they did once; families change; it's never your fault; your parents are adults, and the divorce is theirs, not yours. Speaking up and speaking out are encouraged. A brief bibliography of fiction titles is included. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido


Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-This excellent self-help book draws on letters that have been sent to American Girl magazine over the years. The readable, general text includes advice from girls who have experienced parents' divorce, their dating and remarrying, and living with stepfamilies. In addition to offering words of encouragement to youngsters in these same situations, some of the letters pose questions or ask for help. This inquiry-and-response format and the inclusion of multiple-choice quizzes and peer input result in a reader-friendly nonfiction title. Yet there is plenty of solid information here. The upbeat and lively presentation stresses that divorce is never the child's fault and emphasizes that it is usually the best solution to the parents' problems. Plentiful full-color and black-and-white cartoons further enhance the book's appeal. Jane Hurwitz's Coping in a Blended Family (Rosen, 1997) includes a resource list of books, Web sites, newsletters, hot lines, and even a board game. Zoe, Evan, and Ellen Sue Stern's Divorce Is Not the End of the World (Tricycle, 1997), written by teenage siblings, takes a more in-depth approach. Nonetheless, Help! offers just that-help-and should be added to most collections.-Barb Lawler, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.