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 Friends, the team of volunteer girl editors at A Girl's World Productions, Inc., along with girls from around the world, shares their thoughts on getting, keeping, and dealing with ...
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 Friends, the team of volunteer girl editors at A Girl's World Productions, Inc., along with girls from around the world, shares their thoughts on getting, keeping, and dealing with friends. 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.
Eleven-year-old Brigid Cleary lives with her parents, little sister, dog Katie, and bird Raja in San Diego, California. Here is how she describes herself:
I think that I'm smart and fun to be around. For fun I like to play with my friends, read, watch t.v., and ride my scooter.
I've been a member of A Girl's World since 1996. I think it's very fun to be a member of the crew. We've gotten a lot of publicity and awards since we've started. So now the club is more well known. We get to do cool stuff, like interview famous people, write articles that go on the web, write books, and go to fun places.
Being a member of a girl's world means that you go to club meeting twice a week and do fun activities to put on the web. It also means to help make a difference for girls all over the world.
I like the fact that my book was written by girls from all over the world. The biggest challenge that I've faced while editing my book was meeting deadlines. If I could change something about the book it would be the title and the cover.
My advice to girls that want to be writers is don't give up. My dream for the future is that boys and girls will be more equal. The thing I like most about being a girl today is that we have more opportunities in life than our female ancestors did.
About A Girl's World: What Makes This Book Special
Introduction: Share the Dream
1. Having Friends Means Being a Friend
First: Be a Friend to Yourself
Making Friends Is Hard When You're Shy.
I'm Popularity Depressed!
Keeping Important Secrets
My Friends Are Frauds! How Do I Make Good Ones?
I Can't Confide in Anyone
2. Needing and Making Friends
We're Friendless Twins!
Put in a Class with My Worst Enemy
I Can't Make Friends. I Can't Remember Anyone's Name!
No Friend Really Listens to Me!
I'm an Outsider. How Do I Fit In?
Another Girl Is Playing "Keep-Away" with My Friend
My Best Friend Can't Handle Teasing!
I Have No Friends, Except the One Who Forgets Me.
3. Building Friendships and Keeping Them
Why Can't My Friend Take a Joke?
Everything I Say Makes My Friend Mad!
Is My Friend Lying to Me? How Do I Know?
My Best Friend Is in Trouble and Won't Talk to Me!
Two of My Friends Are Really Close I Feel Left Out!
A Friend Has "Bad Habits" Do We Tell Her?
My Friend's Boyfriend Is a Creep Should I Tell Her?
How Do You Tell the Truth to a Pushy Friend?
How Do I Get My Friend Back?
Bullying Is No Way to Make Friends.
On Projects with My Friend, I Do All the Work!
4. When Friends Bug You
My Two Friends Are the "Cat Fight" Queens!
My Friend Has No Manners!
When Will My Friend Grow Up?
My Friend Is Horse Crazy!
My Best Friend Is a "Potty Mouth!"
My Friend Insults Everyone!
My Friend's House Is a Real Pig Sty!
My Best Friend Is a Total Spoiled Brat!
My Friend Is Always Bumming Money and Food!
This One Friend Sticks to Me Like Glue!
My Friend Brags, Brags, Brags!
My Friend Is a Horrible Gossip!
5. When Friendships Go Bad
Friends Fight: I'm Caught in the Middle.
My Friend Threatened Me.
My Best Friend Believes a Liar!
My New Friend Is the Class Cheater.
How Do You Deal with a Copycat?
My Best Pal Is a Sarcastic Know-It-All!
My Friend Is Lying to My Crush!
My Friend Turns Me into a Doormat.
I Don't Want to Lose My Only Friend But . . .
I Don't Think I Can Trust My Friends.
6. When Friends May Not Be True Friends
Being Popular Doesn't Always Get You Friends.
Suddenly Friends. I'm Suspicious.
I'm Liked for What I Have, Not for Who I Am.
Should I Meet My Online Gal Pal?
He's Only Pretending to Like My Friend.
Friends Tease Me Because of My Religion!
My Friend Says I Have the Wrong Religion.
When It's a Crowd, I Get Ignored!
Why Don't My Friends Believe Me?
My Friend Wants Me to Forgive Her, but I Can't.
7. When Friends Change
I Want to Be Friends but She Runs from Me!
My Best Friend Ditches Me to Hang with Guys!
She's a Sweetie on the Phone and a Monster in Person!
My Friend Acts Like She's Got a Split Personality!
My Friend Badmouths Me to All the Guys!
Forced to Choose: Boyfriend or Best Friend
My Best Friend Won't Speak to Me.
She Treats Me Like a Yo-Yo.
My Best Girlfriend Stole My Only Boyfriend.
Depression Is Killing Our Friendship!
8. Heartbreak: When Friendship Might Be Over
When Best Friends Stop Being Best Friends
I'm Losing My Friend to "Miss Mean!"
My Best Friend Moved Far Away.
Dealing with the Loss.
Keeping It Together over the Distance
We're in Different Schools Now. Help!
Dumped and Depressed
A New Girl Stole My Friend.
Never Chosen By My Friends
We've Had a Falling Out.
My Best Friend Is Dying and I Don't Want to Live!
9. Join 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