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Title:
The Girls' Life guide to growing up
Author:
Bokram, Karen, 1968-
Publication Information:
Hillsboro, OR : Beyond Words, 2000.
Physical Description:
vi, 256 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Compiles the best advice from "Girls' Life Magazine" about growing up, friends, family, crushes, school, and body image.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
890 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.3 20 Quiz: 23557 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9781582700267
Format :
Book

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Compiles the best advice from Girls' Life Magazine about growing up, friends, family, crushes, school, and body image.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Based on frequently asked questions to Girls' Life magazine, this guide is a real winner. Bokram and Sinex cover the crucial areas of adolescent angst, including crushes, school, "YOU," "Your Body," and "the Tough Stuff" (moving, sexual harassment, grieving, eating disorders, parent problems, etc.). Each chapter features straightforward information about the challenges that girls face today. There are quizzes sprinkled throughout to determine such things as "Is He Crushworthy?" and "Can You Keep a Secret?" The sections on friends and family are particularly helpful. The tone of the entire book is upbeat and modern. Palen's quirky cartoons add humor and punctuate important points. While the table of contents is helpful, there is no index for easy reference. The only real weakness is the scant listing of 800 numbers and Web resources. Overall, a useful title that readers will find themselves coming back to again and again.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Karen's Pagep. 1
Letter from Luckyp. 5
The Girls' Life Guide to Friends
F-R-I-E-N-D-S How To Spell True-Blue Budsp. 8
25 Reasons Why Girlfriends Rockp. 12
Quiz: Best Bud Challengep. 13
Peace on Planet Friendshipp. 18
I Just Got Dumped!p. 21
After the Blow up Making Up and Moving Onp. 24
Bad News Budsp. 28
Branching Out Make New Friends But Keep the Old Youp. 33
How to be a Happy Camperp. 38
The Girls' Life Guide to Family
Battle of the Sibsp. 40
Superstar Sibs How to Reclaim Some of That Spotlightp. 44
You Say Potato, I Say.... Are You and Mom Like Night and Day?p. 48
Mom Envy When Your Mom's Too Cool or Not Cool Enoughp. 54
Daddy's Little Girl? Not!p. 58
'Fess Up to the Folks: Tips for Coming Clean to Your Parentsp. 62
The big "D" How to Cope When Your Folks Splitp. 65
Wedding Bell Blues What to Do When Parents Tie the Knot... Again!p. 72
The Evil Stepmother Fact or Fiction?p. 76
The Girls' Life Guide to Crushes
You're not Sick, You're not Crazy... You're Crushed!p. 82
Quiz: Is he Crushworthy?p. 87
Controlling the "Crush Crazies"p. 89
To Date or not to Date? That Is the Questionp. 94
Waiting for Dating Really... It's Okay Not to Be Ready!p. 99
Where the Boys are You Don't Have to Go the Extra Mile to Find 'Emp. 102
Boy Friend or Boyfriend?p. 108
Quiz: Cracking the Crush Codep. 113
Dance Fever Problems and Solutions for Your Next Dancep. 116
Bill and Dave Clue You in on: What the Guys Are Really Thinkingp. 118
Quiz: Are You Star-Struck?p. 120
He Likes You! He Likes You! Now What?p. 122
39 Ways to Gross out Your Datep. 126
The Girls' Life Guide to School
She's all That--Or is She? Popularity Myths Revealedp. 128
Quiz: How Far Would You Go to be Popular?p. 130
Shy-Busting Solutionsp. 132
Gossip Why We Do It and Why It Hurtsp. 136
Quiz: Can You keep a Secret?p. 140
Rebuild Your Rep It's Never Too Late!p. 145
Teacher Trouble How to Deal with Conflicts in the Classroomp. 150
Start Your Own Clubp. 154
The Girls' Life Guide to You
How do You Feel about You? Self Esteem Storiesp. 156
Quiz: What Kind of Smart are You?p. 162
Stressed?!? Get Organized for a Calmer Youp. 166
Quiz: What does Your Room Say about You?p. 170
Look out Bill Gates! Starting Your Own Businessp. 172
Babysitting It's More Than TV Dinners and Talking on the Phonep. 177
Spender of Saver? Discover Your Money Profilep. 181
Get Involved! Volunteering and Making a Differencep. 185
Quiz: How Well do You Cover Embarrassing Situations?p. 188
Express Yourself The Joys of Journalingp. 190
The Girls' Life Guide to Your Body
Whose Body is This, Anyway?p. 194
Quiz: Are You a Klutz?p. 199
"Ideal Bods" Wishes vs. Realitiesp. 202
Your Period Questions and Answersp. 207
The ABCs (and Ds) of BRASp. 210
The Straight Talk on Bracesp. 215
Seeing the World Through Rose-Colored Glassesp. 218
How do You Eat? There's More to It Than Being Hungryp. 221
The Girls' Life Guide to the Tough Stuff
You're Moving! How to Survivep. 228
Paws Off! What's Flirting, What's Hurting?p. 233
Bill and Dave Clue You in on: Why Guys Sometimes Don't Know the Differencep. 237
Saying Good-Bye The Real Deal on Grievingp. 239
More Tough Stuffp. 245
Resourcesp. 253
Creditsp. 255