Karen Bokram is the founding editor and publisher of Girls' Life magazine. The leading personal service magazine for girls 10 and up, GL is now in its 20th year, reaching over 2.16 million girls every issue. Girls' Life has been the official magazine of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, the winner of several Children's Media Association awards of excellence, numerous Parents' Choice Award gold medals, and was named one of the Top 50 most important magazine launches of 1994. Launched in 1996, GL's companion website, Girlslife.com, reaches over 400,000 uniques every month.
Hitting middle school is a huge transition. Girls need all the help they can get to find ways to fit in, to deal with bullies, to find affordable fashions, to simply navigate this new time in their lives. This slim volume is full of fun answers to many of the questions girls of that age might have. It's kind of like having an older, wiser sister, cousin, or favorite aunt on hand to pass along some welcome and well-thought-out advice on a wide variety of subjects. The writing is lively, modern, and conversational. Each section has suggestions of things girls can do to make their lives move along a little more smoothly. Who wouldn't want to know how to talk to any guy, or how to fit in with a new group of friends, or how to wriggle out of an embarrassing situation. Answers to those and 98 other questions can be found here, illustrated with fun graphics and photographs to keep the interest in turning pages going. So, if girls would like to break bad habits, quit procrastinating, or reconnect with an old friend, this is the book to help make that happen. "Not gossiping is good for your soul, and by never doing it, you'll be less tempted to pass along what you heard about so-and-so." Reviewed by Rosi Hollinbeck - 5 Star Review * San Francisco Book Review *