A Teenager's Guide to Life: Danielle Fishel Book

A Teenager's Guide to Life: Danielle Fishel Book

by Danielle Fishel
     
 
Danielle Fishel stars as Topanga on ABC's "Boy Meets World, " the second-highest rated TV show among girls ages 10 to 17. In this, the ultimate "you go, girl, " book, Danielle dishes up advice about standing up for yourself, body issues, relationships, family, friendship, and being okay with who you are.

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Danielle Fishel stars as Topanga on ABC's "Boy Meets World, " the second-highest rated TV show among girls ages 10 to 17. In this, the ultimate "you go, girl, " book, Danielle dishes up advice about standing up for yourself, body issues, relationships, family, friendship, and being okay with who you are.

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VOYA - Voya Reviews
Although the subtitle promises "A Teenager's Guide to Life," this book is more of an autobiographical free-for-all than a real handbook. Popular teen celebrity Fishel plays "Topanga" in the television series Boy Meets World. Here Fishel gushes through all the major facets of her life in a flaky, big-sisterly way. She begins with family anecdotes--"Wasn't I a mean big sister?"--before winding her way through friendships, dating--"I just don't kiss anyone, that's for sure"--and spirituality. Think of the breathless intimacy of a sleepover with a really cool friend to capture the spirit of Fishel's wandering, often trivial monologue. Yet Fishel does strike some of the deeper chords of the adolescent experience. She relates her dismay as her body "shot through puberty on national television." Not tall, not thin, Fishel has had to come to terms with her unfashionably voluptuous body. In another section, she shares her realizations about peer pressure--"I don't hang around irresponsible people"--and breaching her parents' trust "God, that cut like a knife." The text is punctuated by some lovely photographs of Fishel, as well as pages entitled "Random Thoughts" that are truly banal. This book does not pretend to be great literature, but it is breezy and often fun, something to appease television addicts when the tube is turned off. Offer this trendy title to fans, not to those middle and junior high school girls seeking real advice. Photos. VOYA CODES: 2Q 4P M J (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 1999, Scholastic, Ages 12 to 15, 131p, $5.99 Trade pb.Reviewer: Diane Masla

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439087889
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Girls Get Real
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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