Books, Teen Reviews

Read + Review: Girling Up by Mayam Bialik

This guide to “Girling Up” was extremely useful because it demonstrates every aspect of being a girl. From how we grow and learn, to learning to embrace the beauty and importance of being girl, this book exhibits the true meaning of what it takes to deal with the everyday situations of being a girl in today’s world. The author also gives beneficial tips on how to deal with stress, dating, and schoolwork. Using scientific facts and personal anecdotes, Mayim Bialik tells you how to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically, and sociologically.

This book was everything and so much more. It was encouraging and inspiring, while also laying down the hard truths of being a girl. Bialik used a unique writing style that added to the appeal of this book. By sharing the various situations that she experienced in her teen years and adding humor to the book, the author found a way to express every aspect of being a girl while also making the book entertaining. Every chapter was so relatable and I think that this book would be useful for girls everywhere.

One memorable thing about this book was the continuous emphasis that the author put on the fact that Girling Up does not end with adulthood. It is a lifelong journey that is about laying the foundation for a life of healthy and satisfying decisions.


Reviewed by Ilakkiya, Grade 7, Twin Hickory Area Library

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