The highly acclaimed girls' guide to adolescence by a Newbery Honor-winning author is now available in a rack-sized paperback edition. Reviewers were unanimous in their praise for this useful and important book.
"It's difficult to imagine an adolescent girl who wouldn't benefit from this candid, supportive and often genuinely funny guide...this volume will spark communication between parents and daughters."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The text is sometimes humorous, but always conveys caring, respect and concer...A fine and thoughtful effort."--School Library Journal, starred review
"What's good and unusual here is Jukes' been there, done that matter-of-factness about aspects of female existence rarely discussed in literature...Tilley's scribbly, lighthearted vignettes accentuate the light tone of the text."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Will leave girls informed and in charge."--The Horn Book
WINNER 1997 - ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers
Mavis Jukes is the award-winning author of several books for children and teenagers, including the Newbery Honor Book Like Jake and Me . Her other titles include No One is Going to Nashville , Blackberries in the Dark , Getting Even , Wild Iris Bloom , and I'll See You in My Dreams . Mavis taught school for several years -- and was a lawyer -- before becoming a children's book writer. She volunteers as an attorney in the area of juvenile defense and is presently a language arts specialist in a public elementary school. She lives with her husband, the artist Robert Hudson, and their teenage daughters in Sonoma County, California.