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Mean Girls: Facing Your Beauty Turned Beast
     

Mean Girls: Facing Your Beauty Turned Beast

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by Hayley DiMarco
 

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Why is it so tough to be a girl? Whether it's at school, in the mall, or even online, girls are mean to each other. Most girls will admit that they have been a victim of a mean girl. In fact, many will say that all girls are basically mean. Whether they're teasing a girl because of how she looks, making up rumors to torment others, or launching an online campaign

Overview

Why is it so tough to be a girl? Whether it's at school, in the mall, or even online, girls are mean to each other. Most girls will admit that they have been a victim of a mean girl. In fact, many will say that all girls are basically mean. Whether they're teasing a girl because of how she looks, making up rumors to torment others, or launching an online campaign to destroy their target, girls can be just plain ruthless.
This one-of-a-kind book has helped end the cycle of meanness for tens of thousands of girls. Mean Girls is a call to spiritual strength. A call to stand firm. It calls girls to face the beasts in their lives head on. In short, it's the answer girls need for the problem they never thought could go away. This completely revised edition of Mean Girls will reach junior highers and high schoolers where they are with the help and advice they crave. It has been redesigned inside and out to match the award-winning look of DiMarco's other popular books.

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VOYA
Echoing the recent movie by the same name, this book is touted as a Christian self-help guide for young girls who are victimized by female bullies. Books that are marketed to Christian teens have gotten quite savvy about using teen language, bright covers, and creative layout to broaden their appeal. To that end, the author uses a confidential "big sister" voice, replete with teen idioms, that comes straight from the pages of teen magazines. The layout of the book is eye-catching, with a style reminiscent of a school notebook, complete with text highlighting. But the content of the book veers between practical suggestions on helping teens cope with bullying and an overly repetitive, heavy-handed proselytizing that ends up dominating the text. Even worse, the book is riddled with the worst gender stereotyping. Girls are told that they are vengeful by nature and gossipy and that boys are not "emotional." Yet this book is not a total loss. Perhaps the most eloquent moment in the book is the author's painful account of her own experiences at the hands of "mean girls." Although there are some useful and clever strategies here for teen girls trying to cope with bullies, the main thrust of this book is devoted to the promotion of conservative Christian beliefs. With stricter editing and less evangelizing, this book would have wider appeal, but as it presents the viewpoint of only one particular Christian ideology, it would have little interest or usefulness to Christian teens outside this narrow focus. With that in mind, this book is not a recommended purchase for some public libraries. VOYA CODES: 2Q 2P M J (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; For the YA with aspecial interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2004, Baker Books, 204p.; Illus., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 15.
—Jan Chapman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800732936
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
Revised and Updated Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
606,854
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Hayley DiMarco is chief creative officer and founder of Hungry Planet, where she writes and creates cutting-edge books that connect with the multitasking mind-set. She has written and co-written numerous bestselling books for both teens and adults, including Dateable, Mean Girls, Sexy Girls, and Technical Virgin. She and her husband, Michael, live in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Mean Girls: Facing Your Beauty Turned Beast 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a Christian book to help teen girls. It is incredibly helpful spiritually AND socially. Also in reality, girls are vengeful; it is nieve to say they aren't. This is where most of teen girls' bullying comes from... I adore this author. She has helped so many young women including me grow stronger through Christ. God bless <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope it helps girls
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful and has really helped me. It's helped me in my daily relationships with people. It's something you should read, even if you don't have that 'Mean Girl' Foe, for me, it's worked with my little brother, and all my relationships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im availible my names coraline im13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really want to see that movie but my parents do not want me to :((((
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not!! Jk lol but imnot doing any thing with u!! HPFREAK474
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey girls i am available
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not all girls are like this. but theres one i know... and despise...............
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LETS CHAT PEOPLEZ!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loverboy your in the wrong book for that!! So bro get the heck outa here!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DOGGIEEARSIES DIED BTW :,,,(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am here but dogears is not if you want mor info go to the first resultbof lenas river
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey doggieearsies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need to get away from every book 3rd kid will EVER see you at or youll have me at your heels. You are a seriously messed up person for leaving us again after you made her think you left her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plz.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really great dude more please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
STOP NOW MY NAME IS SONNY I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE BULLIED STOP NOW TRUST ME SAY SORRY NO ONE LIKES A MEAN GIRL.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hav you seen the movie 'Mean Girls'? With Lindsey Lohan and Rachel McAdams? Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. It has alot of good advice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far this book has encoraged me to right my wrongs, And forgive the wrongs of others, which was the goal of the author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sadly I sort of am a mean girl. Oh well, bye bye. SMOOCHES muah!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah why do girls got to be so mean really its justs dum . They got problems so what were all diffrent in our own way so deal with it