Book Reviews of What's Happening to My Body?: Book for Girls a Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters

What's Happening to My Body?: Book for Girls a Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters
What's Happening to My Body Book for Girls a Growing Up Guide for Parents and Daughters
Author: Lynda Madaras, Area Madaras
ISBN-13: 9780937858981
ISBN-10: 0937858986
Publication Date: 9/1987
Pages: 269
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I read through this before giving it to my daughter and was very impressed with the matter of fact tone of the writing. Covering everything from tracking your menstrual cycle to breast self exams to what's happening to boys at this age to slang words for body parts, I would have LOVED to have access to this book as a young teenager. I remember feeling very stupid about the subjects covered here and let's face it, most of us are too embarrassed to ask about or discuss these issues in the depth found here no matter what our age! I do think it is likely to be too much information for the younger end of the suggested age range which is 9-15.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was a big help as I started out as a young adult. It helps to explain a lot of what was going on.
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Helpful Score: 2
A little graphic.
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Helpful Score: 2
At first my 11 year old daughter was put off by the pictures in this book. But eventually she came to appreciate the reassuring way the book handled matters relating to her rapidly changing body.
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Helpful Score: 1
An excellent resource for young women and their parents. This book does not hold back and presents honest, clear information to girls/pre-teens who have a genuine curiosity about the changes in their developing bodies.

This book absolutely does not condone pre-marital sex. A direct quote from page 225-226, "We're not saying that you shouldn't follow your parents' or your religion's teachings or rules. In fact, we think parents and religions have excellent advice that's well worth following."

My now 18 year-old has thanked me more than once for making this book available to her. Sometimes there are things that are just too uncomfortable to ask your parents about. A young person should have access to resources that can inform them.
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my sister thought this was too graphic for my niece.
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I also thoght this book was to graphis for my daughter and niece who are 7 and 10.
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I read this book as a 4th grader and LOVED it. The authors never talks down to the reader and presents information in a straightforward manner.

I was a mature 10-year-old, so I didn't find it "too graphic," as others have mentioned in other reviews. In fact, I loved that the authors spoke to me in factual language and included relevant and clear illustrations when needed.

If you want your daughter to have straightforward, clinical-yet-approachable information, then this is a fantastic book.
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My 10 year-old daughter really was engaged by this book. I think it is more a flip through/reference than a sit-down-and-read-the-whole-thing book. I like the content; it is easy to access and factual.
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This book is definately NOT Christian based. It condones sex before marriage and homosexuality. I would never recommend this book to anyone.