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. 9780766099807. Spilsbury, Louise. Got Zits and Hormones?: Skills to Handle Puberty. ISBN 9780766099777.ea vol: 48p. (Life Skills). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Enslow. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $29.26.
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Gr 6–8—Puberty is challenging enough without the added pressures from bullies, family troubles, drugs, and financial dependency on others. This series prepares teens to tackle these tough issues in a smart, well-informed way. Each volume provides thoroughly detailed background knowledge about its subject so that young people can make better-informed decisions in their lives. The survival strategies and practical tips contained within are quite good and are presented in a practical and appealing manner. Clear infographics are also presented with steps to take for successful management of each topic to reach one's goal. Self-esteem's role in healthy decision-making is stressed, as is being in touch with one's feelings and able to communicate them effectively. With its gentle, reassuring tone, like that of a helpful older sibling or caregiver, this series should not be missed.
VERDICT An essential guide to navigating the challenges of puberty and life beyond.

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