This is a book I wish my mom had given me at about 12 years old. Having my own 12-year-old daughter, I am happy to have it so I can educate her in a way she can understand, by reading a book that appears like another girl’s journal. Over the years, I have bought the dorky books on growing up and bodily changes, only for her to roll her eyes and laugh at the illustrations and eventually say thanks, but no thanks.
The book is called “Bunk 9’s Guide to Growing Up” and it’s very well done. (Follow link here– Amazon has some good photos of the inside.) It helps girls, as well as their moms, get through these tough parent/child topics in a comfortable way. The book is user-friendly and contains all the secrets, tips and expert advice on the good, the bad and the awkward moments of adolescence.
It’s written in the form of a diary from ‘Camp Silver Moon’ as if the lessons on changes of life are passed down from one group of girls to the next. There are 9 voices (girls) who share their experiences with everything from menstruation, hygiene, health and of course, crushes. Luckily there’s a table of contents, so girls can feel free to read it in any order they please! The voices of each girl are ones girls can relate to and the stories are likely things girls today can relate to as well.
I did snap some photos of the pages to share, only because I know some won’t link to Amazon if they’re reading on a smartphone. It’s easier to scroll so scroll below to see inside the book. Not the best quality but you’ll get the idea!
Bunk 9’s Guide to Growing Up: Secrets, Tips and Expert Advice on the Good, the Bad & the Awkward.
Written by Adah Huchi and Illustrated by Meg Hunt
Barnes and Noble: https://bit.ly/2AZjfph
Books A Million: https://bit.ly/2M7qe4p