Make Most of a Good Thing: You

Make Most of a Good Thing: You

by Diana Shaw
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up Shaw has thrown out a life preserver to teenage girls drowning in peer pressure and uncertainty. She deals with a wide range of subjectspuberty, sexuality, sexual abuse, diet, exercise, stress, health, emphasizing throughout that `` you are in charge of you. '' Her information is complete without being overpowering. She approaches her readers with upbeat sincerity and realistic practicality, encouraging them to become all they can be without dwelling on their disappointments and failures. Of greatest value are her suggestions for coping with others. She suggests ways of turning down sex, drugs, cigarettes and alcohol without offending friends. She addresses parent-teen relations in a unique chart form that should help readers pinpoint and resolve problems. Shaw's information has been covered elsewhere for teensRichard Stiller's Your Body Is Trying to Tell You Something (HBJ, 1979 ) and Kathy McCoy's Teenage Survival Guide (S. & S., 1981; o.p.) among them, but this book is unique in pulling together in one volume so many areas of concern to adolescent girls and offering such constructive advice. Shaw writes frequently for the teen magazines and comments that she wrote this book `` `from my own despair at failing to find myself mirrored in the popular magazines I read in my teens.' '' Joyce Adams Burner, formerly at Spring Hill Middle School, Kans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871130396
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1985
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
210
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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