Monday, January 18, 2010
Review + Song: The Body Scoop for Girls
The Body Scoop for Girls: A Straight-Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You by Jennifer Ashton M.D. OB-GYN
Review by: Lauren
Book Sent For: TLC Book Tours
The Body Scoop for Girls is a wonderful guide for young girls who are just starting puberty all the way until they become sexually active. It's a great resource that shows just what happens your body as you get older, the risks of having sex too young, just how you can get STDs and the most common ones, and much more.
As a doctor, Jennifer Ashton is definitely qualified to write this book and I'm very glad she did. She writes in a matter-0f-fact way that is easy to understand, yet doesn't make you uncomfortable. She makes sure you know that your gynecologist is just there for you and never be embarrased by any questions you have. One of the things that I loved about the book was that she included stories from some of her patients (mixing them together and changing their names though of course) that gives you a look into some of the things she deals with and just how common certain questions/problems are.
The book starts out more for younger girls who want to know what is happening to their changing body and why, but it has information for older girls as well. They deal with birth control, STDs, mental health, eating disorders, and more. This book is more than just a "You're Body is Changing" type of book. It's a guide for all girls to read to see that they are not that different from any other women and what they are going through (no matter what that is) is important and they should recieve help and advice if they need it.
I found myself going "I didn't know that" during various parts of this book, so it's great for older readers as well...especially if you have daughters and are looking for something to help you have some serious conversations with them. This book would definitely fit that so be sure to check it out if this sounds at all interesting to you. Like I said though, it's great for all girls in their teens and I know a lot of the people who read my blog are teen girls so pick this up if you like!
The Body Scoop for Girls is not an embarrasing read. It's simply informative and done so in an often interesting or entertaining way.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for allowing me to read and review this book. Being part of the tour did not, in any way, affect my review.
Song for the Book: Don't You Know You're Beautiful by Kellie Pickler