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Supergirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    Victorias questions

    Look i am 12 i dont have an eating disorder but i am super skiny i use to be two times the size i am now if you girls want to lose some weight try dancing 5 days a week i take pointe and ballet u can lose a ton of weight by dancing i eat a ton and i am a size 0 and i can eat like i dont know what i do stress alot about my weight even if i weigh 95 pounds but all of us are perfict u may think u r way to fat or way to skinny to me i think everybodys body is perfect if u are 10 and under u have baby fat i had it now i am skinny i just have big legs from muscle from dancing but i am surounded by girls that are so tiny i cant help but i think i am a little big in mostly one way my boobs but
    i know that i am skinny but if u have questions about ur weight ask me and if u want me to tell u like how to lose weight u can eat vegies and less carbs and eat lots of fruits and vegies. If u have pimples u can use proactive and drink lots of water that will help unclog ur pores. DO NOT PUT MAKEUP OVER PIMPLES REASON ONE IT WILL NOT HELP GET THE BUMPS AWAY IT MAKES UR FACE LOOK WORSE. U WILL MAKE UR PORES GET WORSE BY PUTTING MAKEUP ON UR FACE TRUST ME I HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT. But if u want to ask me any questions about food, work outs or just about us girls i know a ton and if i dont know i will ask my mother just put up on headline victorias questions i will be on here alot so plez fell free to ask any questions i have been through alot with puberty and just life i am a dancer i know a ton about weight and good excercise. Hope this helps from victoria

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  • Posted August 11, 2009

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    Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.com

    What is a Supergirl?

    They're the high school class president with the constantly shiny hair who applied to over twenty Ivy League schools and always brings homemade goods to every bake sale. They're the college girl involved in a million clubs who shows up five minutes before the 8 a.m. class with no signs of her late night out, followed by many more hours of studying. They're the gotta-have-it-all twenty-something who busted her butt in college and is already on the same level as women ten years older in her field.

    They're any girl who has packed her schedule, keeping herself busy with volunteer activities, who always manages to look perfect, regardless of how tired, stressed, or anxious she feels.

    This is the plight of the Supergirls, the slew of young women who have decided that nothing short of perfection will do. By following the stories of five overachievers from different walks of life, and interviewing almost a hundred more, this book examines the lives of these girls to find out why they feel this need for perfection, and what they can possibly do to avoid the eventual burnout.

    This book disappointed me by placing most of the blame on faceless entities such as "societal conditioning," rather than offering more concrete advice to young women who may be stuck in this harmful cycle of achievement and compliment addiction. Regardless, the stories in this book were an interesting foray into the psyche of a population that is often stereotyped and ignored, for the simple reason that "they have it all; how can anything be wrong in their lives?"

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  • Posted April 26, 2009

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    It is good. But I think she gets really negative. Not every "supergirl" is unhappy. But, despite of that opinion, it is a leading story. What I mean is, she definitely gets the point across in a fun way. She goes around interviewing people and clarifying what some people's lives really are like. I feel bad for those girls, but it also teaches people a lesson.
    I personally think this is for the girls who are "in trouble." Who are not happy and have major disorders: eating problems, depression, etc.
    My mom actually picked this out for me because apparently she thinks I am a "supergirl." I rested my case that I'm not the worst there is out there. I just cram my social calender and everything else. But, I finally could explain to my mom that I'm not "in trouble."
    This book got across to me that, if your not happy then stop and smell the roses. I'm still not finished with it yet because it isn't really a "page turner." She has a really good writing technique though. I'm 15 and I read this, so it is an easy read. I would just recommend it to someone who wants to figure out if they are in trouble or even not happy. I really like it though.

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