Friday, November 27, 2009

Secrets Girls Keep: What Girls Hide (& Why) and How to Break the Stress of Silence by Carrie Silver-Stock


Girls love secrets. In many ways, teen girls are trapped by the cult of secrecy that exists today. It is as part of this cult that so many girls hide their depression, eating disorders, pregnancies, and sexual relationships.

Secrets Girls Keep shows teens that when they help share their stories without judgment, they begin to break down the walls and ensure better and safer choices for their futures. Many girls today struggle with feelings of low confidence, loneliness, rejection, and depression and then look to unsafe sex, drugs and alcohol for comfort and answers. This book shares the personal stories of other girls as they share their secrets, showing the reader that she is not alone in her struggles. Each chapter tackles a separate issue that is relevant to teenage girls today along with stories and seven secrets they can use to overcome the issues discussed in each chapter.

The book helps girls to think for themselves and explore their own feelings about these issues and gives them ways to open dialogue with parents, teachers, and others. Secrets Girls Keep is easy to read, includes fun quizzes, and it is written through teen voices

Self help books ( which is what Secrets That Girls Keep is)  can go in a lot of ways. Some are way too preachy, some are just so annoying you want to throw them at a wall and never look back, and some are just the kind of book that you feel like everyone should read because of the greatness contained inside. Secrets Girls Keep was the last of the three, thankfully.

In Secrets Girls Keep there were a list called " Seven Tips Every Girl Needs to Deal with Any Problems" which I personally found to be really easy for any teen girl to apply to their own problems from Beauty to Boys to Funky Family Stuff. Plus, it even gave you a step by step look at they can be applied to every issue in the book which was helpful. Further more, I loved how Carrie included wide range of topics in the book that covered almost all the basses for every category.

Though, the one thing I wasn't too found of was how sometimes Carrie's tone could become a bit "preachy" ( which is a big no no for me as the reader which you can tell from above), but these little chunks were far and few, leaving it to be no that big of a nuisance.

In all, this book is a great read for teens, because I seriously doubt you won't be able to find at least one situation in the book that your dealing with currently or have in the past.

Grade: B

 * Source: Publisher! Much thanks goes to BC!


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  2. I like self help books. I may pick this one up since it looks and sounds interesting.

  3. I have to say that I havent read a helpbook of this kind, but I think this one is worth the 'risk'. Thankfully it is not preachery, that would be a real bummer!
    Great Review and I do like the cover of this book. :)

  4. I have this on my TBR shelf. I'm glad you liked it, I'm not usually a big fan of self help books, but this one does sound good.

    Great review!

  5. Hey, Lauren! You just started following me on twitter- (@RexRobotReviews. I saw you had a blog and you're from PA so I thought I'd drop a line- I'm in PA right now visiting my man's family. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!


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