Frequently Asked Questions About Birth Control

Frequently Asked Questions About Birth Control

by Beverly Vincent, Robert Greenberger

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VOYA - Liz Sundermann
The Teen Life: Frequently Asked Questions About series attempts to provide appealing informational texts to 7th-12th grade students who are challenged readers. The series spans topics which are important and can be controversial, such as hate crimes, birth control, cosmetic surgery, and shoplifting. The books have magazine-like layouts with large subject headings, many sidebars, and color photographs. Juvenile Detention discusses how teens become sentenced, the differing types of juvenile detention facilities, and what happens upon being released from detention. Students looking for specifics, however, will have to look elsewhere. One of the most prevalent ideas in the book is that juvenile justice laws vary from state to state, so students should contact legal representatives in their area to learn about each topic. While this is true, the situation could have been better handled with the inclusion of more examples and more descriptive writing. Learning what it is like inside a high-security juvenile correction facility is an exciting topic, but the writing is dull and choppy making it difficult to retain interest. Birth Control explains how the reproductive system works and describes a wide variety of contraceptive methods. The explanations are clear and accurate, but very poorly organized. The author jumps back and forth between natural, barrier, and medicinal techniques at random. The book contains a useful glossary and recommendations for further reading. The book is better suited to teens doing research than to those with a personal interest in the subject matter. Reviewer: Liz Sundermann

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Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
FAQ: Teen Life Series
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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