Previously reviewed: Downside Up
Synopsis: A funny, frank and fearless guide to being a girl
Being a girl is not all sugar and spice. How can you possibly survive school and even think about talking to your crush when you have spots in places you didn’t even know you had, your boobs are too big (or too small) and the friend drama is off the charts? Luckily, bestselling YA author and sixth-form teacher Hayley Long provides a straight-talking guide to puberty – from cattiness to kisses, and everything in between. With witty black-and-white illustrations by Gemma Correll throughout, BEING A GIRL tells you everything you need to know about surviving puberty, in an honest and humorous way.
200words (or less) review: Thank you Hayley Long! What I need now is a time-machine to take this back a *cough* few years and hand it to my teenage self. Ok so maybe the hair care & make-up section would still be completely lost on me but there is a lot in this book – and as Hayley points out at the beginning there are all type of girls and we’re all brilliant in our own way. 🙂
Plus it’s funny! So funny. If there is an audiobook Hayley needs to read it.
I liked what Being A Girl set out to do. It’s informative, funny (I know I keep saying it but it’s SO true) and inspirational. The Herstory chapter is excellent and Hayley Long doesn’t pretend like everything is just going to work out. Because guess what, it’s not. Reality isn’t like that, below is my favourite part of Being A Girl: