Parents' Guide to

Good Girls

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Great discussion book on sex and repercussions.

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age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

best book ever, ages 15 and up(:

love it best book ive ever read kinda mind opening. many sexual parts but i liked it probably cuz im a teen.. but still i liked it... (:
age 15+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2 ):

This begins like many contemporary teen novels with casual references to sexual romps and "hook-ups"; thankfully, the story evolves into something much more. Ruby rips off the false sophistication and glamour of teen sex and exposes the raw and very real emotions behind adolescent relationships. What lifts this novel above others is how Ruby tackles the "friends with benefits" phenomenon and the fairly new "naked cell phone photo" trend. Her characters are open, awkward, troubled, and honest. They evolve as they come to understand more about relationships and themselves. Readers will gladly go on this emotional journey with Audrey and her friends.

Parents may have a strong reaction to the content of this novel, but they shouldn't be too quick to pull the plug. Where many teen books often disregard parents as either meddling or self-absorbed, Audrey's parents are real. They are horrified, achingly concerned for their daughter, and struggle to find the right words and the right steps to protect her. Teens are going to love this book and it's definitely a way to kick off discussion about sexuality, responsibility, and relationships.

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