Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com
For over a decade, Debra Beck has served as a mentor for young girls, doing workshops and working with girls' groups to provide them with positive and supportive guidance. Drawing upon her own experiences as both a woman and a mother of two daughters, she's combined that with the real-life experiences of the girls she's worked with to write MY FEET AREN'T UGLY. This is a self-help, interactive book designed to help girls love all aspects of themselves.
Broken down into nine main parts -- Let's Learn to Like Ourselves, What Are You Afraid Of? Oh, the Dark. Me too!, Are You Creative? Yes, Everyone Is!, Being Healthy - Both Physically and Spiritually, Who is Doing Drugs?, Kids on the Edge - Teen Suicide, Becoming a Woman - But I'm Still a Kid!, Sex! Is There a Price to Pay?, and Have You Started the Healing Yet? -- this is a guide to growing up, and taking control of your thoughts and actions.
Ms. Beck manages to provide guidance without sounding preachy, and providing opportunities for internal dialogue and "journal" space to work through scenarios that girls will find easy to relate to. This is a great guide for both pre-teens and teenagers, and would be a great gift for any girl in your life.