Title: Being a Girl
Author: Hayley Long
Genre: Children's Nonfiction, Young Adult Nonfiction
***Shortlisted for the School Libraries Association Information Book Awards***
Other books give you the facts — BEING A GIRL tells you the truth!
Being a girl is awesome. It can also be really, really hard. And no one knows that better than girls who are going through it right now. From BFFs to Mean Girls, selfies to self-esteem, pimples and periods and peer pressure, Being a Girl tells it like it is. Friendly, funny, reassuring, sensible, and totally honest, this is the book you wished you had when you were a teen, and the one you'll want to get for the girls in your life.
Teenage girls, listen up: This book is just for you (and not adults)!
Ever wish you could get the truth about something without having to ask adults? Do you have questions swirling around your head and keeping you up nights?
This book is your guidebook to life, boys, sex, health, who you are and what’s going on. Consider it the ultimate hack on life.
Have questions about boys?
Hayley’s got answers and she tells you the truth.
Wonder about whether you’re a boy or a girl (gender identity)?
Hayley can help.
Got questions about sex?
Hayley’s got you covered.
I’m a woman in my forties and I wish I had this book when I was a teenager. I was confused about so many things and I was so afraid to ask an adult. If I had Hayley in my corner, I sure wouldn’t have made so many mistakes.
The order of cat was my favorite and I’m determined to unleash my inner lioness.
A note for adults: Have a teenage girl in your life? Get her this book! It’s brilliantly-written and an excellent resource for young women. Hayley is a former teacher and she strives to reach teens with the truth about all things physical/emotional but in a fun interactive way.
Thank you to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for giving me a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
“Being a girl is something worth celebrating. It means you’re young and exciting and packed with possibilities.”
My Rating: 5+ stars
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I was born in Ipswich ages ago and grew up by the sea in Felixstowe. I had a lot of different jobs before I started writing books. Amongst other things, I sold shoes, folded sweaters, pulled pints, cleaned tents, guided people through a Tunisian souk, did vague things in various offices, and taught English in Brussels, London, Cardiff and Norwich. But for now, I'm devoting myself exclusively to reading and writing.
My first novel for teens was Lottie Biggs is Not Mad. This was awarded the White Raven Award for exceptional and innovative books for children by the International Youth Library in Munich. Since then I've had lots more books published, been translated into more than fifteen languages, been shortlisted for a Costa book award - twice!!! - and been on the news - in a good way.
I live in Norwich with my husband. He prohibits the use of his photo or any other image representing his face.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N