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Girling Up by Mayim Bialik --- Teen Non-Fiction Book Review

20/06/2017

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (Bialik: 139).

           Girling Up: How to be Strong, Smart and Spectacular by Mayim Bialik is an empowering non-fiction book aimed towards tween and teenage girls. I would recommend this book to young females between the ages of 12 and 14 years old. Neuroscientist, actress, and humanitarian advocate Mayim Bialik, is also known to many individuals as Amy, Sheldon’s girlfriend from the TV hit series The Big Bang Theory.

           Bialik’s book is a wonderful illustration of female development during the teenage years. She explores female growth by dividing her book into six chapters which discovers; how our bodies work, how we grow, how we learn, how we love, how we cope, and how we matter. This book will catch numerous young female readers interest just knowing it is written by Amy from The Big Bang Theory. However, it’s the easy going nature of the book which will provide readership from young teenage girls. Her last two chapters, How We Cope and How We Matter allows readers the opportunity to understand their feelings better while also being provided insight on how to manage their feelings and hardships while taking the imitative to plan for one’s future by moving forward in a positive light. Mayim converses how we can make our life matter with providing examples of numerous causes and volunteer ideas that gives individuals the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

           I really enjoyed the layout, information, and content of this book. In a time where young female girls are growing up quickly in a world of social media, female teens will become grounded again after reading this uplifting and leader driven book. I would rate this book 4.5 stars out of 5 stars! I recommend this book to any young female who wants to be empowered by a woman who has really showed the world that she is strong, smart, and spectacular. Enjoy! 

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Girling up

How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular
By Bialik, Mayim
Image: Girling up

Girling up

How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular
By Bialik, Mayim
Image: Girling up

Girling up

By Bialik, Mayim