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VOYAThis girl's guide to understanding boys could be just the ticket for those 'tween and teen girls trying to forge a path between male and female territories. Tackling the subject like a travel guide leading a group into a foreign land, Stephens frankly discusses the physical, emotional, and developmental differences between girls and guys. She introduces personality types, stresses the importance of communication and communication styles, and offers advice about boy/girl friendships and relationships. Add in quizzes, real-life testimonials, and journaling ideas, and this little book covers a lot of ground. Despite the fact that she produces another guide to understanding guys written by a woman, Stephens has done her homework and presents a straightforward review of the issues. This book is written by a Christian author for a Christian audience. Touting abstinence and God-given gender roles as absolutes, Stephens makes no apology for her beliefs nor does she leave any room for the possibility of a different point of view. This approach adds strength to her convictions of faith, but might discourage readers who do not agree with her one-sided recommendations. A bibliography would have added credibility to viewpoints in the book and given readers options for further exploration, but overall it remains a strong selection for a public or parochial library. VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Revel Books/Baker, 205p.; Index., PLB . Ages 11 to 18.