Growing up a girl in this world can be tough. Every day brings with it new decisions, distractions, issues, and changes—and that's just when things are going well! Sometimes a girl's best resources are the thoughts and ideas of her peers—the gospel of girls who have been there and done that. In A Girl's World Presents: Talking About Boys, the team of volunteer girl editors at A Girl's World Productions, Inc., along with girls from around the world, shares their thoughts on dealing with boys. Interactive and ...
Growing up a girl in this world can be tough. Every day brings with it new decisions, distractions, issues, and changes—and that's just when things are going well! Sometimes a girl's best resources are the thoughts and ideas of her peers—the gospel of girls who have been there and done that. In A Girl's World Presents: Talking About Boys, the team of volunteer girl editors at A Girl's World Productions, Inc., along with girls from around the world, shares their thoughts on dealing with boys. Interactive and filled with compassionate, insightful, and realistic advice, this for girls, by girls book will help tweens and pre-teens realize that they're not alone and that they can take on the world.
AGirlsWorld includes more than 90 volunteer girl editors from around the world who offer contemporary and family-friendly advice for girls. Visit their popular interactive Web site run by A Girl's World Productions, Inc.
Fourteen-year-old Angela Marie Ortiz is in 9th grade in Oceanside, California. Here is what she has to say about herself:
I would describe myself as nice, caring and honest. For fun, I go to movies, hang out with friends, go to the mall, shop and play soccer. Whenever I feel blue, I sit on my bed and while I read books, I listen to music.
The most exciting thing I've ever done was meet LeAnn Rimes in 1997.
I first became a member of the A Girl's World (AGW) girlcrew in May of 1996. I am one of the original and first members of AGW. Many things have changed since the first year of AGW. When we had just started out, we only had about 8 pages and not very many editors. Now we have more than 680 pages and 90 editors. We also have much more activities.
Being a member of the AGW girl crew is fun, exciting and a really great experience. I keep coming back to AGW because I like being with all of my friends. Being a member of the AGW girl crew means a lot to me because it makes me feel important, happy and I enjoy being there.
My role model is my mom because of all the nice things she does for me.
I like the way my book is set up and how the chapters go. I also love the activities the people can do while they read the book. The things that I would like to change on my book are the colors and the title. I don't think that writing this book has changed me at all. The biggest challenge writing this book was finding the right stories to put into thebook.
My hopes and dreams are to continue to be a soccer player, go to college, and eventually get married and have kids.
I like being a girl today because we can vote and we can do anything we want to do. The only advice I can give to girls who want to be writers is to keep up the hard work and never give up their dream.
About A Girls World: What Makes This Book Special
Introduction: Share the Dream
1. Getting to Know Guys
I Need Flirting Lessons!
I Really Like a Guy, and I Think He Likes Me,
But I Don't Know.
My Friend Told This Guy I Like That I Wanted
to Go Out with Him
I Don't Have a Boyfriend. How Do I Meet Guys?
The Guy I Like Doesn't Know I Exist.
Homeschooled and Looking for Mr. Right
18 and Not Crushin' on Anybody!
Can I Ever Catch Up?
He's a Year Older! How Can I Get Things Started?
What If You're Crushing, But You're Too Shy to Do Anything About It?
I Attract Jerks and Repel Hotties!
2. When Friends Become Boyfriends
Can't a Guy Just Be a Friend?!
Friend or Boyfriend? Where Are We Going?
He's on the Rebound. Do I Tell Him I Like Him?
Lifetime Friends, Until He Hit on Me.
My "Friend" Is Calling Me "Babe." Whazzup?
My Friends Laugh at My Best Guy Bud!
When He Plays Hard Get
I'm Crushin' on a TV Star!
I'm Crushin' on My Male Friend's Relative!
I'm Crushin' on an Older Guy
I'm Crushin' on My Best Friend's Older Bro!
I'm Going with a Guy, But My Three-Year Crush Asked Me Out!
He's Pretending to Crush on My Cousin!
I've Got a Crush on a "'Wolf." Now What?
My Best Friend Is the Link to My Crush How Can I Stop Using Her?
4. Family, Friends, and Boyfriends
The Guy I Like Is My Parents' Worse Nightmare!
His Family Doesn't Approve.
What Do You Do When Your First Date Includes His Little Brother?
Not Allowed to Date. I'll Go Nutz!
He's Older. Should I Date Him on the Sly?
I'm Not Allowed to Talk to Boys on the Phone! He Keeps Calling!
My Best Friend Dumped Me to Hang with Guys.
My Friends Think He's Not Good Enough!
What Do You Do When You and Your Best Friend Like the Same Guy?
I Think My Best Friend Lied About Me to My Crush!
My Best Friend Blabbed to My Crush Now He's Avoiding Me!
My Crush's Bud Is a Total Jerk!
My B.F. Said Something Insensitive Now My Gal Pals Hate Him!
5. Falling In and Out of Love
First He's Mad, Then Says He Loves Me. Whazzup?
First He Stares, Then He Ignores Me. Whazzup?
He's Moving On, and I Want Him Back!
I Dumped Him. Now I Want Him Back!
Memories of a Broken Heart Are Ruining My New Relationship.
I Love Him, but I'm Starting to Doubt Him.
I Was Cold. Now I Think He's a Hottie. Should I Tell Him?
How Do You Survive Being Dumped?
How Do You Break Up with a Guy? I Don't Want to Hurt Him.
6. Boyfriend Trouble
I'm Torn Between Two Guys.
Likes Me? Likes Me Not? It's Driving Me Crazy!
My B.F. Is Oversensitive and Controlling!
He's Older and in College. Should I Go with Him?
My B.F. Is a Dork Fashion Plate!
An Older Boy Got Too "Touchy-Feely."
My Guy Is Smothering Me!
When He's with His Pals, I Get the Cold Shoulder!
He "Bad-Mouths" Me to His Friends!
He's My Best Girlfriend's Guy!
7. Boyfriends on the Internet
We Were Online Buds. Now I Want to Be Closer!
I Thought I was E-Chatting with My Crush; It Was His Friend!
He's a Net Chat Romeo, But Does He Really Like Me?
He's Switching Schools! Will We Drift Apart?
My Online "Hottie" Went Cold!
8. Believe It or Not
I Look More Like a "Woman." Now He's Scared of Me.
What Do You Do When You Like Two Brothers?
He Prefers TV to Talking with Me!
My Cousin Likes a Guy on Drugs.
Boys Flirt Then Ignore Me. What Now?
Don't Want to Go with Him
Older Guy Leaves Me Cold, But He's My Bro's Best Friend!
My Vacation Romance Followed Me Home!
He Thinks I Only Pity Him.
All the Girls Are Dissing My Guy Pal!
9. Get in on the Fun
What People Are Saying About Us
What Girls Say About AGW
What Adults Say About AGW
Use the Gold Key Chat Club to Meet New Friends
Problems? Get Help!
Meet the Editor