Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years

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Viking/Penguin Books, Jan 1, 2007 - Teenage girls - 554 pages
11 Reviews

With over 600 pages and heaps of cartoons, Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make-up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, why diets suck, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, school stress, sex, beating bullies and mean girls, drugs, drinking, how to find new friends, cheering up, how to get on with your family, and confidence.

Each chapter includes facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details for over 350 websites, books and other information. Written in extensive consultation with more than 70 medical, and practical experts, Girl Stuff provides the most up-to-date and useful information possible.


'Girl Stuff is the bible when it comes to being a young teen girl...... '

'Girl Stuff is the ultimate teen guide.' Courier Mail

'Kaz Cooke has come to the rescue...... (Girl Stuff) goes way beyond the usual girly stuff of pimples, periods and pashing. It covers everything from physical changes and body image to teenage brains, moods, alcohol, drugs, confidence, friendship, relationships, mental health, money, school, work, feminism and marketing scams.' Herald Sun

'The ultimate reference book for any girl.' Girlfriend

'It has practical advice on diet, health, sex, and other embarrassing problems.' Good Health & Medicine

'If you're worried about your teenage daughter, buying this book may be one of the best things you can do to help guide her through. I wish I had this sort of information at my disposal during those testing years.' Manly Daily

'Kaz doesn't preach, she talks to you like your best friend.' New Idea

'Girl Stuff is the kind of book most girls will enjoy, read voraciously and refer to over and over again ...... Cooke genuinely respects her readers and it shows' Sydney Morning Herald

'The book is filled with quotes from teenagers, giving it a chatty and informal style, but also a real insight into the mysterious minds of teens.' Sunday Examiner

'Whether you're a teenage girl or the parent of one, you'll love (Girl Stuff), a guide to navigating those tricky pre-adulthood years...... and its written in Cooke's inimitable, humorous style.' Sunday Herald Sun

'a survival guide covering sex, love, pubic hair, cyber-safety, money, hair ironing, shopping, self-defence, homework, brain-care, how to change the world and a zillion other things that weigh heavily on girls' minds...... ' The Australian

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Review: Girl Stuff: Your Full On Guide To The Teen Years

User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

Some good advice & useful information for those working with teens (or for teens). There were only 2 or 3 times I felt it strayed from facts to opinion Read full review

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User Review  - Azaria Lattimore - Goodreads

idk because i haven't read it yet Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Kaz Cooke is Australia's #1 trusted advisor for girls and women. Her books have sustained two generations of Australian women with useful info and advice, backed by expert medical and other consultants - delivered in a fun, friendly way. Award-winning and best-selling books include Up The Duff (The Real Guide to Pregnancy), Kidwrangling (Looking After Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers), Girl Stuff (Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years) and Women's Stuff. Kaz's work is also available in ebook and app form.

Kaz's career spans more than 30 years of journalism, writing columns, cartooning, radio shows, book publishing, public speaking and eating toast. She lives with her family in Melbourne. Visit her official page on Facebook, follow on Twitter at reallykazcooke and check out her official site here

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