Can the company that produces expensive dolls also produce a decent book? Yes, as it turns out, they can. With bright color pages and lots of photos depicting a diverse group of girls living life healthfully, this book does not disappoint. Healthy eating, mood management, and fostering a positive mental attitude are some issues addressed. The tone of the book is definitely light and upbeat, without slipping into Pollyanna territory. Several pages provide the reader an opportunity to write a mini-journal entry: list your "cheer squad," list five things you are good at, a quiz from girlpower.gov. Personal anecdotes are sprinkled throughout; stories about how to handle teasing, what's "normal," and self-acceptance are a few. Boosting self-esteem is always a popular concern for teenage and pre-teen girls, but this short guide provides more than just a boosthere are practical tips for feeling your best and doing your best every day. 2004, American Girl, Ages 9 to 12.