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Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Encouraging, body-positive guide for older girls.

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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

It does say the right age 10+🙂
age 9+

Good but less on pitch than the first volume

I absolutely adore the first book in this series. The follow up misses Sonya Renee Taylors fantastic perspective and prose and therefore the tone has less joy and inclusiveness to it. This book covers sexual activity which was purposefully left out of the first book. It does a fine job, but the best parts of this book are all the bits that were lifted nearly-whole from the first volume. "It's Perfectly Normal" is a better choice for these topics than Celebrate Your Body 2, in my opinion.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This informative, kindhearted guide has almost everything a great puberty book should cover. Written by two knowledgeable doctors and moms, Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Book for Preteen and Teen Girls features content missing from the first book (purpose of the clitoris, masturbation, romantic feelings, and sex) and delivers unexpected but important ideas about the developing brain and technology use. Parents will appreciate the warm, supportive approach and accurate information, while girls will appreciate the body-positive language and the candid, detailed discussions about menstrual products, masturbation, sex, consent, and dealing with the intense emotions of puberty.

Some parents and teens may find the section on reproduction to be uncomfortably heteronormative. Sex between a man and a woman is described as the way babies are made, which excludes same gender and single parents who used reproductive assistance to create families. It also ignores the fact that people of all genders can and do choose to get pregnant or contribute sperm to the effort. Still, this is an excellent resource on puberty and sexuality for older tween and teen girls. Highly recommend.

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