I bought this book for my 11 yr old granddaughter. After it arrived I sat down and read through it and was pleased with how all the information was presented. I know that it will be a book that she will enjoy and will help her to see herself and her changing body the way God sees it!
She illlustrates a point by telling of a boy running his hand along girls backs to see if they are wearing a bra yet.
She also encourages girls to ask their moms if they can wear pretty lingerie. I personally think lingerie should be reserved for bridal showers, not promoted to 8 year old Christian girls.
It just seems kind of worldly. I did not give it to my daughter. I'm even considering throwing it away so she never finds it in our house. I was much more comfortable talking about puberty face to face than I would be giving this book to her.
I was uncomfortable approaching the subject of menstration with my 12 yr. old daughter. I tried but I don't think I was clear and on some issues of sex, I gave too much information inappropriate to her age. Many Christian books as well as secular on growing up give too much information for the younger girls. I was relieved to find this one. It is simple and forthright but age appropriate for a pre-teen. My daughter is reading it by herself and then we will review it together. Great start using Faithgirlz! Body Talk.
This book is everything I'm trying to keep my daughter away from. This is the exact thing she can hear at school or on the street. I have since found many much better sources for dealing with these than this approach. This is scarcely better than putting her in front of a Sex-Ed movie. If you are looking to shelter your daughter from the worldly approach, this author is NOT for you!