Book Reviews of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Odd Girl Out The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
Author: Rachel Simmons
ISBN-13: 9780151006045
ISBN-10: 0151006040
Publication Date: 4/30/2002
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Hardcover
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This national bestseller follows Rachel Simmons as she traveled all over the country speaking to young girls to older ones, parents, and teachers about the agression hidden in girls. Read real life stories of girls who have been tortured in endless ways, emotional violence that has gone excused in schools all over the country and the definitions of populartiy and the inner working of cliques. This book really touches deep into the subtle ways in which girls can express anger and compeltely change a person, or ruin their life. IF you have ever had any sort of experience with female bullying, this book is for you. Even if you haven't, read it with your mothers or daughters. Tis book is "Passionate and beautifully written".
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This is a breakthrough book about the ways in which girls relate to each other from the very earliest age. Based interviews with real girls, this book chronicles the ways in which girls express their negative feelings in emotionally destructive ways.
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This is a book we have been waiting for. It's a waking up call to all of us who care deeply about girls' development. Simmons has given voice to the girls who struggle every day with friendships. She has uncovered a hidden world of aggression that unfolds behind adults' backs.
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If your daughter has ever come home from school upset because her friends didn't walk with her to lunch, if she has wanted to stay home or has run up to her bedroom in tears and won't tell you why, you may need this book. These may seem like minor problems - who cares about notes passed behind your back, or a nasty look, or a party you're not invited to - but they aren't, and they can have a lasting effect on a girl's self-esteem.

Now, Odd Girl Out shines the light of understanding on the secret lives of girls. By articulating the dynamics of this behavior, she helps us see where it comes from and offers parents and teachers ways in which to help our daughters.

Naming the problem is often the first step in solving it. Odd Girl Out not only names it, but describes it, understands it and offers advice on how to deal with it.
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A discussion of the hidden culture of girl's aggression in our schools that is as widespread as it is painful. This book teaches parents, teachers, coaches and counselors how to help our daughters learn to cope. Some of the topics include: the subtle ways in which girls express anger; definitions of popularity and the inner workings of cliques; bullying across racial and socioeconomic lines; hidden jealousies, competition, and emotional abuse among close friends; and school attitudes towards girl bullying.
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It gives the reader a wonderful understanding of what many girls go through growing up in America. It's very well done and well written presenting many sides and many outcomes that female bullying can lead to. I love this book and highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to understand the psychology behind being picked on as a child!
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This was very informative. Many interview and personal stories from girls and their mothers. I wish I had read this when my daughter was in middle school, that seems to be the time when girls are the hardest on their friends. This book had some good ideas and tips for discussions with your daughter and teachers.
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A must have for parents of pre teen to teen age girls. This truly discusses the facts about bullying amoung girls.