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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#REVIEW: 101 Things Girls Should Know: Expert Advice on Stuff Big and Small by the editors of Faithgirlz

Title: 101 Things Girls Should Know: Expert Advice on Stuff Big and Small
Series: none
Author:  editors of Faithgirlz!
Published Date:  expected July 7, 2015
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Format: paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 978-0310746195
Genre: adolescent self-help
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 3 stars

Synopsis: The editors of Faithgirlz! and Girls' Life have collected their best advice to help girls take charge and feel confident in a variety of situations, from changing a bike tire to talking to your teacher about a bad grade, from being threatened by a bully to falling down the stairs at school. What do you do when you're at a party and you don't know anyone? What's the formal way to set a table (and why does it matter)? This random collection of problem-solving strategies helps with everyday stuff, big and small. With tips, advice, and lots of humor, this is a book every girl needs. 

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is an awesomely cute book for pre-adolescent and adolescent girls and gives solid advice to them for a variety of situations. Not only does it give advice, it gives concrete methods of going about and doing it. Eating healthy? After the advice, it give a great recipe for an easy to make baked lemon chicken, which not only promotes healthier choice, but it also promotes a healthier self-esteem, giving the girls confidence that they can at least feed themselves once they are away from home.
I am definitely giving this to my older daughter in hopes that she can read some of it, and take it away with her as she starts to transition into the end of elementary school next year. I truly believe parents can never start a strong, confident foundation too early.
You’re probably thinking right now, this review is saying all positive things…why is she giving it such a so-so rating? The reason is in the picture below….



The glue that holds the cover onto the completely fell apart the day I received the book from the publisher. If I was going to give this book to one of my daughter’s friends, which I was considering doing, I wouldn’t want the cover to come off the same day as I received it. It is very disappointing. If this didn't happen, I would have very easily have given this 4 or 4 1/2 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kristin, We're so sorry to hear about the book's cover coming off. We would be happy to replace it for you. Please email me at liane.worthington (at) HarperCollins.com, and include your address for shipping. Thanks!

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