The New Teenage Body Book

The New Teenage Body Book

by Kathy McCoy, Charles Wibbelsman, Charles Wibblesman

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
The authors have both been columnists for teen magazines, and their book gives answers to hundreds of questions that teenagers worry about. This book disturbed me , because I realized how worried teens are about the changes they go through. It comforted me, however, to know they now have a candid, informed, respectful resource for questions about body, relationship, feelings, and knowing how to get the help they need.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-- Since its first publication as The Teenage Body Book (Wallaby, 1979; o.p.), this book and its revisions have been among the most thorough and objective broad-scope self-help books available to teenagers. While the authors have left most of the text exactly as it appeared in the 1987 edition (Price/Stern/Sloan; o.p.), they have updated and/or expanded upon much of the information and, in a few instances, deleted some material. (For example, the latest publication does not repeat the detailed description of ``the pattern of a typical sexual experience'' presented in the last edition.) Information regarding medical treatments, statistics, addresses, telephone numbers, and social viewpoints has been updated. The authors continue to treat the content with matter-of-fact seriousness, adding sections on current ``hot topics'' and recent developments. This edition includes information on eating disorders. It has not only a comparison of sex fantasy and reality that readers will find both explanatory and reassuring, but also a current discussion of abortion issues. Sexually active teenagers have been added as a special risk group for AIDS, with statistics explaining the addition. This book (or at least the 1987 edition) belongs in any library serving teenagers. --Dona Weisman, Northeast Texas Library System, Garland

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Penguin Publishing Group
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8.16(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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