Here is a the first book on a new type of girl "and" boy power, one that encourages developing understanding and respect. Complete with up-front advice, revealing quizzes and tests, and real-life commentary from today's young adults, this is a no-nonsense guide to relationships that no teen should be without!
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Gr 8 Up-Bull attempts to persuade young adults to delay sex until they're in stable, preferably married, relationships. He uses the case study of Ashley (age 15) and Mark (age 16), and describes Mark's heavy pressure on Ashley to have sex. She is afraid that unless she gives in, she will lose him to another girl. Chapter by chapter, Bull examines the physical issues involved, the fears and strong emotions, and the dangers and the pleasures, and urges teens to wait as long as possible before taking that final step. The author devotes a nonjudgmental chapter to homosexuality and another, more emotionally charged, to pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Overall, the information can be found in many other titles marketed for the same age group, including Ruth Bell's excellent, but more liberal, Changing Bodies, Changing Lives (Vintage, 1988), Don Nardo's Teen Sexuality (Lucent, 1996), and Mavis Jukes's It's a Girl Thing (Knopf, 1996).-Susan R. Farber, Greenburgh Public Library, Elmsford, NY
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Book Description Element Books Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1901881172