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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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.