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The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World


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Author: Christine Fonseca
Product Code: 0272
ISBN: 978-1-61821-027-2
Pages: 240
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Finding your unique voice in a noisy world can be hard—very hard. But not if you have a great guide! The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World is a must-read for girls in grades 6–8 as they enter the tumultuous world of adolescence. Packed with fun worksheets and quizzes, as well as stories from older girls and women, The Girl Guide covers everything a teenage girl needs to know on the journey toward her own identity. Proven strategies for dealing with stress management, confronting relational aggression, being safe online, navigating the changing mother-daughter relationship, and more make this the ultimate guide for any girl to get through the teen years and discover her unique point of view in the world.

Grades 6–8

Check out Christine's article on building positive friendships in the January 2014 issue of Justine!

Click here to view a sample PDF of The Girl Guide.

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Review by: Brenda Kahn, School Library Journal - June 1, 2013
Fonseca’s text rolls the fun of scrapbooking and taking fashion magazine self-assessments together with common sense advice and nearly tough love dispensed by a life coach . . . There’s a bit of genius at play here as the author gives the gift of time to her readers—time for reflection and for de-stressing through the act of creating. Teens should not rush through this book. No quick fixes are offered, just reasonable suggestions for maintaining true north through the turbulent teen years.
Review by: Deena Viviani, VOYA - June 1, 2013
With realistic scenarios and modern references to technology, this book is in touch with today’s young adult . . . The page designs are interesting and have teen appeal, while the interactive activities make this book accessible and one that teens can share with their friends. Overall, the contents and quotes support the purpose of this book, and it is an upbeat look at the challenges that face teens growing up today. Schools, libraries, and clubs that serve middle school girls in particular may find this book a useful reference guide.
Review by: Leigh-Ann Brodber, The Young Folks - April 2, 2013
Throughout The Girl Guide, Christine Fonseca helps young readers to understand the importance of: planning, having priorities, conducting mature arguments and managing their online lifestyle. She does this through the use of quizzes, what-if scenarios and simple straight-forward speech. All of which will help them figure out who they are and where they fit in in this turbulent world.
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by Jill Toth
on 6/14/2013
The Girl Guide
Christine Fonseca's, The Girl's Guide, Finding Your Place in a Mixed Up World, is an easy to use guidebook for adolescent girls. It is written in an easy going style, where it feels as though you are simply chatting with a friend! The format of the book, which starts by explaining the topic and then allows the reader to reflect on "what would you do," provides easy to understand advice, and allows the reader to think through worksheets and activities. It provides teen girls a place and a format to express themselves and wrestle through the question "who am I, who do I want to be, and how will I get there?" As a helping professional in the schools,  I think that this is an excellent guide book to use with young adolescent girls who are experiencing self doubt or simply trying to find where they fit in.  I would highly recommend this book to both parents and adolescent girls.  
by Brooke DelVecchio
on 5/19/2013
A great guide for girls!
I want to thank Prufrock Press and the author, Christine Fonseca, for providing me with and ARC of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free in no way influenced my opinion or review.

Before I get down to the nitty gritty, I can honestly tell you that I am not usually much of a non-fiction reader. I rather enjoy reading to get me out of reality. But, given the opportunity to review something for Christine Fonseca, I could not pass it up because I love her writing and I knew that I would enjoy the theme of this book. And enjoy I did!

I also want to mention how much I love this cover. When Christine was searching for a cover, she asked a few of use to look at some designs and vote on which one we liked best. This cover is actually the one I picked! I love the message the t-shirt sends!

Despite the fact that I am not a young teenage girl, the basic underlying theme of this book rings true to any woman of any age: be true to yourself, find what fits for y
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