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Combining the diary of a girl tempted by drugs and sections of factual information, this is a frank look at the most prevalent drugs and the social situations in which young people might be invited to use them. Without being preachy, this book answers teens' and preteens' questions about what drugs really do, how to say no, and ...
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Overview

Sunscreen(tm): A series that offers good advice in an appealing, portable package

Combining the diary of a girl tempted by drugs and sections of factual information, this is a frank look at the most prevalent drugs and the social situations in which young people might be invited to use them. Without being preachy, this book answers teens' and preteens' questions about what drugs really do, how to say no, and how to help a friend in trouble.
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Two new entries in the Sunscreen paperback series address drugs and depression: Drugs Explained: The Real Deal on Alcohol, Pot, Ecstasy, and More by Pierre Mezinski with Melissa Daly and Francoise Taud, illus. by Redge; and When Life Stinks: How to Deal with Your Bad Moods, Blues, and Depression by Michel Piquemal with Melissa Daly, illus. by Olivier Tossan. As with the previous titles, the volumes present accessible text, often against pastel backgrounds to break up the pages, along with inviting full-page and spot illustrations. The narratives present both sides to often provocative issues (such as whether or not tolegalize drugs), encouraging informed debate. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Gr 7-10-This book offers solid information and advice in a friendly, conversational style. The first part is a fictional diary in which a teen describes her encounters with drugs and alcohol, including a friend who tried them, got in trouble, and decided to stop using. The second part explains what drugs do to the body, how to avoid addiction, and what to do if a friend uses drugs. The third part presents the debate on whether drugs should be legalized, a self-administered test with answers, a table of principal substances, and statistical facts about teen use. Colorful and at times humorous paintings combine with a supportive, upbeat text. Margaret O. Hyde and John F. Setaro's Drugs 101 (21st Century, 2003) offers more information and documentation. However, the approachable writing style, often-funny cartoons, and portable format make this offering one that teens and reluctant readers may actually consult and enjoy.-Debbie Stewart Hoskins, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810949317
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Sunscreen Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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