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A Smart Girl's Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself and Other Stuff

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Like the Care and Keeping of You, this book will help girls and parents start important conversations when the whole class is abuzz with "Who Likes Who" fever. Unlike the teen titles on the market that focus on dating and romance, this book addresses a girl's very first forays into the "boy/girl world" and gives her wise, warm advice. Help! letters from girls--collected from our AmericanGirl magazine files--and quizzes are included, too.
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Overview


Like the Care and Keeping of You, this book will help girls and parents start important conversations when the whole class is abuzz with "Who Likes Who" fever. Unlike the teen titles on the market that focus on dating and romance, this book addresses a girl's very first forays into the "boy/girl world" and gives her wise, warm advice. Help! letters from girls--collected from our AmericanGirl magazine files--and quizzes are included, too.
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How do you survive crushes? How do you know a boy likes you? What if he likes your best friend, too? With questions, answers, tips, and quotes, Nancy Holyoke dispenses sound advice for today's tween.
Publishers Weekly
A Smart Girl's Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself, & Other Love Stuff! by Nancy Holyoke, illus. by Bonnie Timmons, gives advice in sections called "How to tell him you like him," "Competition & jealousy" and "How to break up." Teens can read letters from girls and advice from boys as well as trying the "pop" quizzes sprinkled throughout. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Large type, multiple fonts and colors, ample illustrations and succinct presentation will draw girls to this small, information-packed guide to dealing with friends, both girl and boy, as they enter middle school. Using personal statements of teens and question and answer segments, the book covers topics including physical changes of the age group, crushes, coping with the fishbowl environment of school, and "going out," concluding with a short segment about taking care of yourself. Sage advice given to us by our own mothers many years ago (don't write what you don't want the world to know, always use your manners, be honest, once you tell a secret it is no longer one) still applies here but does not come off sounding preachy. Conversation starters, talking to parents, popularity, dances and parties, using the Internet, peer pressure, solving problems and handling getting dumped are just a few of the short topics covered. A great gift idea for a girl entering the adolescent stage. From the American Girl Library. 2001, Pleasant Company, $9.95. Ages 10 to 12. Reviewer: Mary Sue Preissner
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Peppered with humorous cartoon illustrations and various kinds and colors of typeface, this small paperback is designed to catch the reader's eye and entertain while imparting sound and useful information. Questions that hardly occur to adults but that loom large in a young girl's mind are thoroughly discussed:How do you talk to a boy? What do boys think? Should you tell him you like him? What if he likes you more than you like him? What if you like him more than he likes you? What about getting dumped? Quotations from real kids including boys and scenario quizzes followed by practical advice make for quick reading. The book is so short and has so many drawings that the slowest reader probably could finish it in a few hours. Parents and teachers should know that sex is not a topic here;social aspects of first relationships are the sole subject of the book. Although the Smart Girl's Guide will have adults laughing, preteen and young teen readers will find it absorbing and conceivably might use it as a reference on the road to maturity. Illus. VOYA CODES:3Q 4P M (Readable without serious defects;Broad general YA appeal;Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2001, The Pleasant Company, 112p, $9.95 Trade pb. Ages 11 to 14. Reviewer:Laura Woodruff—VOYA, December 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 5)
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Gr 5-8-This upbeat title travels familiar ground, dispensing good advice to girls who are experiencing the first twinges of romance. The book is organized into five main sections: "Brave New World," covering crushes; "Who Likes Who" or how to let a boy know you are interested; "Life in the Fishbowl" on balancing friends and boyfriends; and "Going Together," which offers some ideas for hanging out and advice on the first kiss. The final topic, "Taking Care of You," features a quiz aimed at evaluating how girls are handling themselves in the arena of life with boys. The lively text is interspersed with quick tests and letters from girls. The overall theme, that of developing self-confidence, comes through loud and clear. The comic-book graphics, friendly fonts, and use of color will be appreciated by teens. While none of the information presented here is new, the book does a good job of covering the basics, and readers who are searching for an answer to "Does he like me?" will find help in this text.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584853688
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: American Girl Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2008

    I loved it. Like, Really loved it.

    This was a good book for me! It explained a lot of stuff, and helped me out a lot. I think it is a good book for all you people with crush trouble.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2009

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    SUPER HELPFUL!!!

    I got some money from my grandpa and got this book. I've been wanted it for a while. I read this book in about 2 days. I just couldn't put it down. It tells you what to do when you have a crush on a boy. It tells you how you can get together with a boy or with your friends and him and his friends. It help me realize (DING DING) it's not gonna be much longer till me and my friends will be hanging with boys together. I HIGHLY recommend it for 6th graders like me.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2009

    Boys are so cute after i read this book.

    This book rocks! I used to think boys were ugly and after I read this book, they're really nervous around girls and are trying to act tough!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2009

    WOW!

    I love boys now! This book tells you techniques of how to win a boy over if you're stuck. This book is NOT for nerds.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2009

    Crush Problems

    DO you have crush problems? Well this is a great book for girls that are confused about boys. This book tells you everything that boys look in girls and more. I love this book. GET IT!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Awesome Book

    This book was great!! It helped alot w/ my boy problems

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2009

    A smart girls guide to boys

    I simply LOVE this book !!!! I think its educational and fun to read .

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2008

    Perfect

    I thought this book was so good i passed it on to all of my friends, we all agreed that this was a good book for boy problems. You really need to read this book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2008

    A reviewer

    this book was okay. it was a little too basic but the pictures were cute so it help children understand better. give this to your 11 year old.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2007

    A reviewer

    I loved this book! It tells you how you could talk to a boy that you like, and how to be yourself when you're around a boy. I think that this boy guide is great!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2007

    Helpful to girls

    I've been dating this REALLY nice, smart, cute, and funny boy(sounds like i'm bragging about my boyfriend) for about 3 years now, and our relationship has been going REALLY good, it's just... I get kind of shy around him. But sometimes I get over being shy, and this book helped me get over it quicker than usual. It is AWESOME :-)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2010

    AWESOME BOOK!!!

    When I started middle school this year in the 6th grade back in September my mom bought me alot of these books and this one was very helpful for my friends and I.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2007

    THIS IS A NOTE TO KAY, A VIVID READER

    I found that review offensive. The youngest age that either me or my five sisters was when we had our first kiss was 13. You shouldn't just assume that most 12 year olds have had their first kiss. BTW my little sister loved this book and gives it four and a half stars.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2006

    Interesting Book for Younger Readers

    I read this book not to long ago and felt that it was full of interesting information for younger readers. My age recomendation would be 8-11, because most people older than this have already been in an actual serious relationship and have had a first and second kiss. If you've grown up with an older sibling they've probubly already comunicated most of the information included in this book to you. I thought it was a great confidence builder for my sister,who is nine, but the advice isnt really that helpful for someone experiencing serious teenage emotions. For someone who is just beging to feel differently toward boys it is a good starter book. The best thing about this book is its encouragment to be yourself. So that when the young girls who read it are ready to start a more mature relationship with boys they will only snag guys who have a guenuine intrests in the person they are, not the person they are trying to be.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2005

    for NERDS only

    if you are a nerd who can not get a boy by being yourself than read this book, because only nerdy girls would read something as dumb as this. i got it as a gift and my twin brother mike and i read it together and laughed it was just so funny. mike's advice to girls is be yourself. there, that's it: good, free advice. you don't need to shell out a dime for good advice about boys unless you are a pathetic loser who'd give this book five stars. mike says anyone girl who does the stuff in this book must be a deperate nerd and anyone who got a boy friend after this book i garantee you it will be over in five seconds, just like that because this book truly is dumb dumb with horrible advice and i can't express that enough. it talks about being a big nerd and how to deal with crushes but epeople, that is not something you learn from a book, it is called LIVING YOUR LIFE NATURALLY you don't need books except for as enjoyment and to learn about other things, but not on subjects like this i mean how dumb can yoou get????

    2 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2007

    Perfect for ANY girl!

    It tells you about , what to do if you freeze, what to do if you don't know what to say! You get hooked from the title!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2007

    A reviewer

    this book is great. you get great facts and information about boys. i loved it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2006

    Great book very useful

    i read this book because i was shy around boys and now im not it gives you confidence

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    This is sooooooo stupid come on we are girls we can't just get t

    This is sooooooo stupid come on we are girls we can't just get tips from a stupid book we need to live it !!!!!!!!!! We r not 5 year olds boys r boys we can learn that on our own this book is for stupid girls who don't have a life. U have parents and friends use them. I'm 11 and know ALOT of boys I have friend that r boys talk to them u can do it by yourself this book s ridiculous. It should be called" A Dummies Guide to Boys" Wow STUPID

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2008

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    Not that Great

    I bought this book for the sake of learning about the basics of kissing and peer pressure when it comes to boys. Unfortunately, it didn't help me out. I really wasn't impressed. Its not worth buying.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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