If you are a teenage girl trying to muddle through the teen years or if you know a girl who is, then you’ll want to pick up a copy of Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson.
This is a small book packed with loads of advice on everything from liking yourself to dealing with problems, getting out of bad situations, and more. With her straightfoward, no nonsense approach, Fuson helps teenage girls tackle the tough issues they deal with today.
Each chapter starts off with a story about an issue that a ficticious girl is dealing with–well, I’m assuming she’s made up because it doesn’t state either way. The scenario at the beginning of the chapter flows in nicely to each chapter’s content. Also included in the book are several quizes, a sample of a teen budget, and a Q&A session with real teenage girls.
What I like best about Straight Talk for Teenage Girls is that Fuson really shows teenage girls that they are in control; they are responsible for their actions, they can correct the mistakes they make, and they can set the goals that will guide them to fulfulling their dreams. The important thing is that Fuson also encourages talking to parents about things, but also provides some advice on what to do when parents aren’t available to help you–which can, and probably will, happen.
By the time I was 14, my mother had passed away and I didn’t have a great relationship with my father. A book like this would have gone a long way in helping me deal with the situations I was facing. Even though times have changed, some issues that teens deal with have remained the same, which is why so much of the advice found in this book is timeless.
Straight Talk for Teenage Girls by Annette Fuson will make a great gift for the teenage girl in your life!
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