Monday, July 13, 2015

"101 Things Every Girl Should Know" by Faithgirlz Editors {Teen Week!}

{Welcome to Teen Week! Every quarter we're going to try and do a Teen Week! A week where every weekday has a new review of a Christian book written just for teens! This week will be a little different with a new review and an updated review on Friday! You’re reading the first one of this quarter's! :) }

About this book:

  “The editors of Faithgirlz! and Girls' Life have collected their best advice to help girls take charge and feel confident in a variety of situations, from changing a bike tire to talking to your teacher about a bad grade, from being threatened by a bully to falling down the stairs at school. What do you do when you're at a party and you don't know anyone? What's the formal way to set a table (and why does it matter)? This random collection of problem-solving strategies helps with everyday stuff, big and small. With tips, advice, and lots of humor, this is a book every girl needs.”

Series: Non-fiction.

Spiritual Content- A couple mentions of God making us, asking God, forgiving, praying & talking to God; The one ‘H’s when referring to God is not capital; A mention of feeling blessed & having blessings; A mention of a clergy person;
*Note: A mention of your room feeling like “a shine to everything we loved in first grade”.

Negative Content- A mention of rolling eyes; A mention of not keeping a friend’s secret if they’re being abused;
           *Note: A mention of Harry Potter & Twilight; Pictures of teen celebrities: Shailene Woodley, Zendaya, Bella Thorne, Olivia Holt, Willow Shields & Selena Gomez; A mention of Harry Styles; Mentions of Target, Gap & Old Navy; A picture of a girl drinking out of a cup that looks like a Starbucks cup; Two mentions of yoga.

Sexual Content- three ‘babe’s; A tip on how to talk to boys; A tip how to have more guy friends (with a mention of Y-chromosomes); A tip on how to “Be Less Nervous Around the Boy you Like”; Mentions of boy-girl parties; A mention of a cute boy; A tip on how to “Power Through Your Period”; Mentions of keeping pads and tampons in your locker or packing them for a trip;
            *Note: A mention of bikinis; Pictures of (real-life) girls in short-shorts, tanks, short dresses & V-necks with and without camis underneath; Mentions of having clothes hug your curves; A tip on how to make peace with your body (with a mention of wishing your chest or bigger or smaller); A Picture of a girl (probably 10/11) in a (one-piece) bathing suit that’s really hugging her bottom.

                                                        128 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
(and a half)
{If the girl is in public school, add 2-3 stars}
I know, I know, detailed much, Lindsey? See, though, there’s not really an age target for this book—which makes it much harder and I have to write every little thing! I’m not sure if Zonderkidz had these pictures taken for this book or found them online—the girls pictured can look anywhere from 10-18 and many look photoshopped. (I’m a photographer, I notice these things.) Some have quite a bit of make-up on and some have clothes on that some families won’t want their girls seeing/reading. So, just a small warning to families! 
(Oh! But the recipe for the Vegan Chocolate Cake is delicious! I've made it twice already! :) )

See y’all Tomorrow with a new Teen Week review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Zonderkidz) for this review.

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