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Puberty is daunting enough without having to rely on a phys ed teacher (or, heaven forbid, your mother!) for advice. Mavis Jukes gives adolescent boys a hip and informative alternative to embarrassing conversations. This cool manual lays out the facts of puberty with honest answers and expert advice.
Written in the style of a car manual, this funky book gives lads a contemporary, nonjudgmental, and cool guide to the world of puberty. Chapters entitled "Danger Zones," "Under the Hood," and "Road Hazards" give this informative book a relaxed tone. Illustrations include stock images of people and cars in the 1950s, sure to get a chuckle from many young men.
Everything from STDs to dating to shaving is addressed in this comprehensive book. Sex and love are often addressed, as well as homophobia, alcohol, and the dos and don'ts of dating. Jukes gets a big thumbs-up for suggesting that young readers ask someone they trust about puberty in addition to reading the manual. And her laid-back style will hopefully influence guys to fully understand their bodies, from engine to tailpipe, before they put them on the road. (Amy Barkat)