Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018
I started getting American Girl books for my daughter ever since our pediatrician recommended The Body Book for Girls back when she started showing signs of early puberty. My daughter loved that book and we proceeded to get other titles about starting middle school, self-esteem and acceptance, how to organize yourself and your life, how to relate to your family, understanding your feelings, and more recently, a girl's guide to her parents' divorce. My daughter may be a bit emotionally less mature than her peers, but as a tween girl, these guides were a godsend for us. She read each one cover to cover and I think she enjoyed getting her information from a written format rather than just from listening to me talk about these topics. I highly recommend this book too-- about knowing what to say in social situations. My daughter has high-functioning autism (or Aspergers Syndrome) and finding way to communicate verbally is always going to be challenging for her, at least compared to a typical peer. This book provides common social scenarios she may find herself in and makes multiple suggestions and ideas for her on how to broach the situation. I highly recommend this book.