Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Fairview Press; Boy's ed. edition (June 16, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,440,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #106 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Maturing #2276 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men
Age Range: 9 - 12 years
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Presents the changes in a female body from about age 8 to the end of puberty, in easy to read yet accurate language. My daughter thought some of the information was unsettling at first, but when I said she could skip over anything that she didn't want to read about, or ask questions, she did both, but continued reading. Respects the reader and gives information on sexual activities, consequences, and a bit on LGBT aspects.
This book indicates on the cover that is for "girls on the verge of change"; however, it includes explicit adult topics such as sex, mutual masturbation, orgasm, adultery, nocturnal emissions (for boys!), sexually stimulating a partner, oral intercourse and all forms of sexuality. This book is NOT for young girls wanting to learn about their own changing bodies. I found the subject matter to be grossly inappropriate for "girls" and not indicative of what the title/book cover portrays. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!! I would recommend books for younger girls such as The Care of Keeping Your Body: The Body Book for Younger Girls by Schaefer or Girls Life Head-To-Toe Guide by Bokram.
I advise parents to read this book in advance of sharing it with your son and consider the age and maturity level of your child. It has a lot of information including oral sex, anal sex, sexually transmitted diseases, rape and abortion. It seemed over the top when your child first needs to learn about why their body is changing and what to expect. Too much information and a broad spectrum of topics. It ends abruptly with abortion.
A really good book to help you explain these issues to you daughter(s).
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