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Blogcitics review of my new book: Girls Against Girls
Blogcitics review of my new book: Girls Against Girls


The first review of my new book Girls Against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change came out and I couldn't be more thrilled. Lisa Solod Warren over at Blogcritics Magazine reviewed my book and said some really nice things about it.

Here's an excerpt:
Girls Against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change is sort of a self-help manual for any girl caught up in the cycle of envy, gossip, bitterness, and meanness that grabs hold of most pre-teens and teens as they navigate the waters of puberty. Author Bonnie Burton does a damned good job of weaving common sense, real life situations, good advice, and quotes from artists, rock stars, and writers into an appealing whole that is a very quick read with a lasting impact.

She divides the book into six sections: "Why We Hurt Each Other," "Methods of Our Meanness," "Bearing the Brunt of It," "Calling in Reinforcements," "Stopping the Cycle," and "Teaming Up Instead of Tearing Each Other Down," and at the end she offers a good set of resources. Her "whys" include science (the fact that the teenage brain is still growing, hormones) the way we are raised, and competitiveness; the "methods" include boyfriend stealing, gossiping, the silent treatment; "the brunt" tells you how to cope, if you can; "calling in the reinforcements" tells you what to do if you can't. You get it. It's all spelled out nice and neat, but it’s not pat. Burton has done her homework.

Let the moms and dads read the longer, harder stuff. This book is for their daughters. And I highly recommend that parents buy a copy for each of their girls aged 10 and above. The sooner the better.


Read the full review here:
Book Review: Girls Against Girls - Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change
(Blogcritics Magazine)

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bonniegrrl From: bonniegrrl Date: January 26th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
awww thanks!
kendokamel From: kendokamel Date: January 26th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cool. It definitely sounds like a resource I wish I could have had when I was a girl.

Congratulations!
manraysky From: manraysky Date: January 27th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Awesome, Bon!
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groundstruck0 From: groundstruck0 Date: January 30th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
yay hooray! congratulations on your wonderous achievement!
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