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Girl Stuff : Latest Edition - Kaz Cooke

Girl Stuff

Latest Edition

By: Kaz Cooke

Paperback

Published: 30th January 2013
For Ages: 13+ years old
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With more than 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. This completely revised edition, written in extensive consultation with more than 70 medical and practical experts, provides the most up-to-date and useful information possible.

About the Author

Kaz Cooke is an Australian writer, cartoonist, broadcaster and occasional radio presenter whose books have tickled, informed and sustained two generations of Australian women. She's the author of 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 now Women's Stuff. A former news and features journalist, and columnist, for The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, she now lives with her family in Melbourne.

Her books have been translated into many languages: in Latvian she is Keza Kuka and in Czech she is Kaz Cookeova. She has too many handbags and never knows where her mobile phone is.

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Girl Stuff
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (9)
  • Easy to read (8)
  • Well written (7)
  • Deserves multiple readings (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Younger readers (8)
  • Reference (7)
  • Gift (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (4), Casual reader (3)

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5.0

Great book for teanager , mine read it within days

By 

from ACT

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Girl Stuff:

    Bought as gift for 13 year old daughter

     
    5.0

    Perfect book for teenage girls

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    from Sydney

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Reference
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Girl Stuff:

      This book is a must for teenage girls - especially the ones in the tricky 12 - 15 range. This is a no-nonsense really sensible, engaging, factual but not boring and most importantly FUNNY take on growing up and how to manage it. It is very much about empowering young girls to think for themselves. It has a strong emphasis on ising above pressure and social media. My daughter has thanked me for it - she thinks its wonderful - which clearly means there are gaps in what I have told her about growing up that she is finding answers to in this book. I think we overestimate how much we think they know and how much we have actually spoken to them about. Ms Cook is a legend.

       
      5.0

      Girls Stuff... For girls

      By 

      from Melbourne, Au

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Informative
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Reference
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Girl Stuff:

        I bought this book as a gift for my daughter who's almost 11 years. We sit down every few nights and read a section that is relevant to what's happening in her life at the time. It takes the pressure off me to bring up topics or know what she needs to know. And it's a great way for us to connect and share. It's really informative and fun reading and it seems to set off conversation about what's happening at school. Love it. Great tool for parents and young girls as they approach those Gard teen years

         
        5.0

        Great book for teenage girls.

        By 

        from Geraldton WA

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Informative
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Reference
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Girl Stuff:

          My daughter loves the book. She was borrowing one from the school library, now she has her own it's great, she can have a read anytime.

           
          4.0

          Bought one, and then another

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          from Perth AU

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings

          Cons

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            • Gift
            • Reference

            Comments about Girl Stuff:

            I bought one for my miss 11 and 12 as a reference, but then I opened it and realised that I needed two, as it was likely that they would refer often, and probably not want to share it. Held out until I had both, and set them loose. I see them thumbing through for the next 10 years perhaps.

             
            4.0

            Perfect Mix

            By 

            from Brisbane Q Au

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Informative
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Girl Stuff:

              I bought this book (after reading other reviews) for my 11 year old daughter. Some of the chapters are a little old for her just yet but the mix of humour and frankness is the perfect way of sharing this important information to children who are probably hearing a lot from school friends (that may not be so accurate). I highly recommend this book.

               
              5.0

              I bought this book for my 13 yo niece. she loves it

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              from Queensland AU

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              • Informative

              Cons

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                • Gift

                Comments about Girl Stuff:

                Lovely gift

                 
                5.0

                Great resource

                By 

                from Central coast nsw

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                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Informative
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Reference
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about Girl Stuff:

                  I bought this for my 10 year old daughter as a follow up to information sessions we attended about puberty. It's very useful, engaging and a wonderful resource.

                   
                  5.0

                  A Necessity for Any Young Teenage Girl

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                  from Brisbane

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Read
                  • Informative
                  • Well Written

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about Girl Stuff:

                    I bought this book for my teenage daughter on good reference from a friend. What a pleasure! A thin thread of fun is spun between the heavy issues and processes of young girls turning into teenagers and then young adults. We discuss the issues raised in this book and it becomes a parent's best friend as it is impartial and a true guide to any young girl.

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic for girls 9 years and up.

                    By 

                    from Sydney, AU

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Read
                    • Informative

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Reference
                      • Younger Readers

                      Comments about Girl Stuff:

                      Great easy information source for young girls starting to wonder about their bodies and everything else puberty wise.
                      Would highly recommend.

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                      Kaz Cooke

                      Kaz Cooke is an Australian author, cartoonist and radio broadcaster.

                      Her background is in news and feature journalism in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin. Her career began a month after she left school, in 1981, at The Age newspaper and since then she’s written for heaps of other major daily newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and the Canberra Times) and magazines (including Who Weekly and the Women’s Weekly).

                      Since becoming a Mum in 1998 she has mainly worked from home writing books in her pyjamas; and still doesn’t know why there were books in her pyjamas (boom, boom). There have been some scuttling forays into radio shows with varying degrees of success (from “this is fun!” to “I’d rather eat my own shins with a fork”). Kaz illustrates her own work with cartoons, since 1983 often featuring Hermoine the Modern Girl.

                      She continues to write books with her trademark mix of meticulous research and trustworthy information untainted by commercial interests, and blended with her friendly tone, honesty, sharp wit, and pyjamas. Kaz lives in Melbourne with her family and enjoys toast.

                      Visit Kaz Cooke's Booktopia Author Page


                      ISBN: 9780670076666
                      ISBN-10: 067007666X
                      Audience: General
                      For Ages: 13+ years old
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 576
                      Published: 30th January 2013
                      Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 18.7  x 3.6
                      Weight (kg): 22.8
                      Edition Number: 2
                      Edition Type: Revised