The transition from elementary school to middle school skirts the borders of traumatic for many girls. Their bodies are changing, their moods are shifting, their friendships are tested, and boys can become a big distraction. Girls may begin to struggle with grades, behavior, and relationships with family and friends. How do they know what to do and what not to do in this new environment with new expectations?
I wish this book had been around during my middle school years! This book has a fun, readable and great format broken down into categories that could make it read as a devotional almost (gossip, bullying, cellphones, leadership, mean girls, etc). with great illustrations and easy reading with words like "do this" and "don't do that." It has great quizzes and "true story" and several other elements that break up the book, which I love. It feels more like a magazine then a book.
This book is one that I highly recommend to parents, youth ministry leaders, teachers or any professional who works with middle school girls. You can read this book and hand them a copy without having it to be awkward. It discusses topics that young girls may feel uncomfortable talking about in a graceful way.
Overall, I was surprised by the details of this book and think it is definitely worth the read, especially for any teen or pre-teen.