Sexy Girls: How Hot Is Too Hot?

Sexy Girls: How Hot Is Too Hot?

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by Hayley DiMarco
     
 

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Every teenage girl wants to be sexy--she wants to be noticed, to be attractive. But what is "sexy," really? Do teen girls know what they are saying about themselves by the way they dress? Popular author Hayley DiMarco wants to help them figure it out.

Sexy Girls is an honest and provocative look at everything sexy--from clothes and self-presentation to…  See more details below

Overview

Every teenage girl wants to be sexy--she wants to be noticed, to be attractive. But what is "sexy," really? Do teen girls know what they are saying about themselves by the way they dress? Popular author Hayley DiMarco wants to help them figure it out.

Sexy Girls is an honest and provocative look at everything sexy--from clothes and self-presentation to body image. With her approachable style and wit, Hayley shows teen girls

- why little things called hormones affect the way guys look at girls
- what girls are really saying by the way they dress
- what God thinks about teens trying to be sexy

With quizzes, sidebars, and questions for reflection, Sexy Girls is the perfect opportunity for girls to figure out who they are and how they are going to present that image to their peers.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Current female fashions show a lot of skin. What's the big deal? DiMarco states that hormone-driven males assume that what girls show is "on the menu." Girls need to discover their real image-the one that God has in mind. Simple decisions about being artsy or preppy and answers to dilemmas-I like it when guys look at my chest-will help reveal individual style and sexual comfort level. Heavy makeup, tattoos, and piercings can also be misleading and create an unwanted turn-on to guys. Armed with this new understanding and a commitment and confession of sin, girls will be able to move beyond this tease image toward holiness. To reinforce their new PR packaging and create a cute new look, DiMarco then suggests having a "Dressing Party" to examine, discard and layer clothes that are too sexy. DiMarco uses hip language and slang such as "horn puppy" and "wannabe" to convey her message about "too hot" clothes, but Bible quotes and references reinforce her conservative Christian position. Although the cover photo shows a sexy blond in a red tube top, there are no other color illustrations. Some chapter introductions have black color bands that seem to accent the moral message. "Dear Hayley" advice letters and quirky facts-the very first hair dryers were adapted vacuum cleaners-add interesting impact. DiMarco makes it quite clear that sexy clothes and sex belong in the marriage relationship only. Church libraries might want to add her book to their collections. VOYA CODES: 3Q 3P J S (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Revell/Baker Books, 160p.; Index. Illus. Photos. Source Notes.Further Reading., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.
—Barbara Johnston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441200761
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
767 KB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Hayley DiMarco has written and co-written several best-selling books, including Dateable, Mean Girls, and Mean Girls All Grown Up. Hayley has spoken at conferences like Women of Faith and helps organizations like Injoy and Precept Ministries communicate with postmodern readers through her company, Hungry Planet. Hayley and her husband, Michael, live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hayley DiMarco is the founder of Hungry Planet, where she writes and creates cutting-edge books that connect with the multitasking mind-set. She has written and cowritten numerous bestselling books for both teens and adults, including Dateable, Mean Girls, Sexy Girls, B4UD8, God Girl, and the God Girl Bible. Hayley lives with her husband and daughter in Tennessee.

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