Sunday, August 24, 2008

Girls Inc.: You're Amazing!


You've heard it all before: Get good grades. Keep your room clean. Wear the right clothes. Try new extracurricular activities. And why don't you have a boyfriend? All these demands can be mind-boggling! What's a girl to do?

Girls Inc. Presents: You're Amazing! is a guide to help you deal with the amount of pressure you endure to be "perfect."

In this fun and enthusiastic, not-your-mother's book, you'll get advice on not-so-easy topics, including how to:

  • Deal with stereotypes and cliques
  • Figure out the best way to balance school and a social life
  • Navigate the crushes and dating world
  • Find a place in your family
Packed with guidance from older teens, female role models, and activities from Girls Inc., this fun to read book is truly a guide to being your very best-and happiest-self.


Normally, I am not one to pick up a book like this one. But, I thought, what the heck! Well, even though I wasn't really into reading this before I even picked up the book, I am glad I did. I enjoyed it! Even though I am not within the age range for the book, which I gathered to be at preteen/teenage level, I still thought it had some fantastic ideas that even I could do. One thing that really stuck out to me is the amount o sources. Claire Mysko covered her basis and made sure to use a lot of sources, be it statistics or people. I like books like this that use sources...credible sources.

There is one problem I had with this book though. Throughout the book their are quotations from younger girls, mostly ages 9 and up. Some of the things the youngers girls were quoted to say just had me raise an eyebrow, as I don't know of any girl that young who speaks like that. Regardless, the quotes put things into perseptive for the reader and lets her know that she is not alone.

Overall, I liked the book. It was well written and put together and I think it has the potential to help many young girls who are having a tough time growing up. Heck, I wish I had had a book like this when I was younger, maybe I would have more confidence! Girls, Inc sounds like a fantastic organitzation and I wish we saw more like them in today's soiety. so if you are a teenage girl who feels like nothing ever goes right...pick up this book! This is what you need. I know I will be passing it along to my 11 year old cousin!

1 comment:

Melissa Walker said...

I did a reading with Claire--she is AWESOME. Or, you know, "amazing!"