Girl’s Guide to Becoming A Teen: Getting Used to Life in Your Changing Body
American Medical Association
Submitter: Overall, it really isn’t a bad book. It has good information and covers the facts. However, no school in our area has a school nurse to go to as the book says to do. The biggest issue is the suggested websites to visit for more information. Okay, some are dead links, that happens. But when one suggested web link (outproud.org) opens to their page that discusses finding “hot girls who want to f***” and provides more website links for “teenF***” dating sites to hook up with the hot girls, well then there is an issue with this book. There is nothing wrong with out and proud; just don’t think it’s appropriate for teen health book to direct the teens to what seems to be “sex hook up sites”! American Medical Association printed and approved, but it is no longer on this library’s shelf.
Holly: It would be different if this were an adult sexual health book, but it is aimed at girls who are “becoming” a teen. To me, that implies it is for tweens and very young teens, not even older teens. Inappropriate for many public library teen and tween collections, and probably even more upper elementary/middle school collections – and even high school. Yes, out and proud is healthy and encouraging to young teens, but the content on that web page is over the top for this age group. And also, the book is 13 years old. Let’s update those web links, products, and women’s health treatments and options.