For Girls Only: Wise Words, Good Advice

For Girls Only: Wise Words, Good Advice

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by Carol Weston

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Looking for some words of wisdom? for girls only is here to help with tips, advice, and tons of fun, clever quotes about friends, family, school, life, and love.

Carol Weston, advice columnist, novelist, and best-selling author of girltalk, adds her own spin to over five hundred carefully chosen quotations. You'll find insight and inspiration in the words of


Looking for some words of wisdom? for girls only is here to help with tips, advice, and tons of fun, clever quotes about friends, family, school, life, and love.

Carol Weston, advice columnist, novelist, and best-selling author of girltalk, adds her own spin to over five hundred carefully chosen quotations. You'll find insight and inspiration in the words of Socrates and Seinfeld, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Latifah, Mark Twain and Halle Berry — and in proverbs and quotations from around the world and throughout history that are still perfect for here and now.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Carrie Eldridge
Weston, author of the popular Girltalk (Barnes & Noble Books, 1985) has compiled a book of quotations selected just for girls as a source of inspiration and guidance. Each quotation is followed by a discussion of the quote and an affirmation. The compilation includes advice on love, school, friendships, family, and work-anything that would be of interest in any teen girl's life. The quotations are from a wide variety of wise men and women (so boys also may enjoy reading this book)-from Robert Frost to Susan B. Anthony, from Lily Tomlin to Madonna. One of my favorite quotes in the book is from Bette Midler. Bette talks about being different as a kid and how if she had known her "differences" would later be assets, her early days would have been much easier. How many teens often feel like ugly ducklings during this period of their lives? What a great perspective this gives them as they weather those most difficult teen years! Librarians, beware that the back pages are blank for writing one's own favorite quotes and original lines. This book may come back written in or it may not come back at all, but order it for your YA collection anyway. These are wonderful words of wisdom for any age or gender. VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses, Broad general YA appeal, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).
Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
The author has compiled over 400 quotes and proverbs from an impressive array of sources to help guide and inspire girls. Weston interprets each quote and dispenses advice based on it for a variety of subjects. The quotes are grouped according to topics, which include You, Friendship, Love, Family, School and Work. She uses age appropriate language and examples to illustrate certain points. This paperback book is a great gift for junior high and high school age girls, who are dealing with the issues addressed head on in the book. Girls can pick the book up over and over. It can be read one page at a sitting or one chapter, depending on the reader's interest at a particular time, and her attention span.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-A collection of inspirational thoughts divided into topics such as friendship, love, and family. Each one-page narrative begins with an italicized quote and concludes with an italicized pithy thought. Voices heard in the opening quotes range from Aesop and Socrates to Oscar Wilde, E.B. White, Susan B. Anthony, Madonna, and Oprah Winfrey. There is no identification of these quotable notables, most of which are recognizable names, but some, such as Piet Hein, may by unknown to adolescent readers. The last eight pages, blank save for a short italicized quote at the bottom, are reserved for doodling or notes. This is not meant to be a cover-to-cover read, but a flip-and-search text (since there is no index) when looking for just the right words, inspiration, advice, or solace. Although the quotes and text speak to girls, some may find them cloying. However, the enticing cover, the page borders, and the brevity of the selections lend appeal. A supplemental purchase.-Marilyn Fairbanks, East Junior High School, Brockton, MA

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Age Range:
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Read an Excerpt

To love oneself is like beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

Love yourself. Love the things that make you you. Your values and talents and memories. Your clothes, your nose, your woes. If you love yourself, you can jump into your life from a springboard of self-confidence. If you love yourself, you can say what you want to say, go where you want to go.

The world can be a tough place, and some of the billions of people, out there will try to knock you down. Don't join them. Do things that make you proud, then take pride in what you do. And in who you are.

Who are you anyway? What makes you you? How are you like your siblings and neighbors and friends? How are you different? If you were your secret admirer, what would you most admire?

"My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself," Oscar Wilde wrote, "is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality." Keep pursuing your individuality. Keep being yourself. Becoming you self. It can be comforting to dress and act like everyone else. But it is grander to be different, to be unique, to be you.

I'm the only me in the whole wide world.There is always one true inner voice.Trustit.

Gloria Steinem

Sometimes it's hard to know who you are and what you want and whom you like and why you like that person. The answers change because you're changing. Growing.But deep inside, you are you. You were you as a baby, you were you as a kid, and you are you right now."Let me listen to me and not to them," wrote Gertrude Stein. It makes sense to consider the advice and opinions of other people. But don't lettheir noise drown out your inner voice. And don't let the way you sometimes talk or behave in front of others make you lose sight of who you are when you are alone, when you are most you."You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself," aviator Beryl Markham cautioned. Get acquainted with yourself. Tune in to the dreams you have by day and by night. Blend in when you choose to, but appreciate the qualities that set you apart.Anybody can be one of the crowd.
Being a teenager is a confusing time. That's the lovely thing that happens as you grow older: You are more confident and more loving of yourself It's easier to say,"You know that's just not me."

Vanessa Williams

It takes years to discover who you are and to understanding the rules of the game. Years to figure out how to be loyal to yourself and respectful of others. Tom Cruise said, "I truly believe high school is Just about the toughest time in anyone's life." The good news: Confidence is cumulative. As Alanis Morissette sings: "You five, you learn."Adolescents and adults have always had difficulty appreciating each other. Here's what Socrates wrote way back in 400 B.C.: "Young people nowadays love luxury; they have bad manners and contempt for authority. They show disrespect for old people ... contradict their parents, talk constantly in front of 'company, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers."Some strife is inevitable. But harmony and respect between generations is still a worthy and attainable goal.No wonder I go up avid down--these are roller-coaster years. For Girls Only. Copyright © by Carol Weston. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Carol Weston is a writer and speaker. She is the author of For Girls Only, Private and Personal, and Girltalk (Fourth Edition) as well as four Melanie Martin novels for younger readers. She's also the "Dear Carol" advice columnist of Girls' Life. Parenting says "Carol Weston gets girls" and Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Of For Girls Only, USA Today wrote, "There are so many dumb advice books that it's a pleasure to find one that really works." Carol has been a guest on Today, Oprah, The View, and other shows and has spoken at many schools both as an author of novels for elementary school kids as well as an advice giver for middle and high school kids. A Phi Beta Kappa Yale graduate with an M.A. in Spanish, she can give a talk at your school in English or Spanish. She now lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughters, and feisty cat Mike.

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For Girls Only: Wise Words, Good Advice 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FOR GIRLS ONLY is a perfect gift book. I went to a party where it was the party favor and everyone really liked it. I keep rereading certain pages and they get me right out ruts or bad moods. I REALLY recommend this book for all girls who like to read and all girls who like quotes.
lins71 More than 1 year ago
Awesome book it will help u very well n life
Anonymous 7 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes my lower part stings. And i think my crush is scared of me. When he makes a joke i smile or laugh, but then he pulls back. I'm not mean but i can be scary.( he likes me too) how do i get him not to be afraid of me? Why does my part sting? Please answer to:ELR123
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I understand that you proboblyy dont know any thing about me but i would like to tell you i ge bullyed and i hang out with a girl who is popular but she likes this other girl who hates me she calls me a thing and pushed me away from my friennd nd said ewe i just felt rely hurt i foun out that people were callling me bird lady behind my back thats different story but i go to my school a nd dress crazily and i try to proovde a poin but im finding out that i just get laughed at for itmy best freind lives across the stateand i can only cal he over the weekend i feel like my lif is worhless im fat i weigh95 pounds and im only 12 my hair i long and hard to take care of i have a flat chest and im just not confident i guess what im askin is that i want fashionn i need hair styles confidental words famou youtubers any thing to keep m from being teased but not getting me to be popular i wish that i dont have to worry about my bratty school depeding on my auful out fitsalso any ideas ho i coul redo me room its getting areno in spring
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Does it tell you about puberty too?