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True Face Be Real. Be Fearless. Be You! by Siobhan Curham
  

True Face Be Real. Be Fearless. Be You!

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In chapters dealing with body image, bullying, social media, love, sex and more, Siobhan Curham encourages young women and girls to be honest, dream big, and create lives that are happy and fulfilling. Keep Calm and Carry On is replaced by a new mantra: Forget the Fake and Keep it Real.

This book is a breath of fresh air for it shows you how to resist the pressure from the 'perfection police' and take off the masks you wear to proudly reveal your true self to the world.

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True Face Be Real. Be Fearless. Be You! by Siobhan Curham

We are living in the age of the image - the perfect image. From the constant bombardment of air-brushed photos, to the dubious lifestyle choices promoted by celebrities and the obsession with social media, young women are under pressure as never before to project a persona of perfection. And this is having a catastrophic effect, with girls as young as seven developing eating disorders and female self-loathing reaching epidemic proportions. True Face shows you how to resist the pressure from the 'perfection police' and take off the masks you wear to proudly reveal your true self to the world. In chapters dealing with body image, bullying, social media, love, sex and more, Siobhan Curham encourages young women and girls to be honest, dream big, and create lives that are happy and fulfilling. Keep Calm and Carry On is replaced by a new mantra: Forget the Fake and Keep it Real. This book is a breath of fresh air. Perfect for ages 13+ - and for the Girls fan in her 20s/30s too!

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In today's social media-crazed world, it can be hard to know the real person behind the tweets and the Instagram posts. Curham has written a charming text to inspire readers to 'unmask the real you.
Told in a chummy voice, the book encourages teens to figure out who they really are and develop a road map for a happy future. It can be so easy to accept that everyone

's chirpy posts about what a fabulous time they are having or what a carefree existence they lead are a true reflection of their lives. But this is seldom the case. Life is messy, and nothing is ever perfect. This guide reveals to readers different ways to ignore constant external messages and embrace one's true face. The secret is letting the self shine, whether by bolstering one's body image or finding love. There are other titles with a similar message, but Curham's hits all the right notes--neither preachy nor too jokey. As the author says in the introduction, it is time to set aside the 'keep calm and carry on'
motto and take up

'forget the fake and keep it real'
as the new mantra. VERDICT U

.S. readers are in for a back-to-school treat with this volume that was originally published in the UK. The positive message and cheery tone will make this title an instant hit with teens. - Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta, School Library Journal


About the Author

Siobhan Curham

Siobhan Curham has many strings to her bow. She is an editor for Hothouse fiction, a life-coach, the author of several adult novels and she runs writing workshops for young people. Her first YA novel, Dear Dylan, won the YoungMinds Award and her second, Finding Cherokee Brown, has received high praise. The Shipwrecked saga is a new, edgier strand to Siobhan’s writing, for slightly older YA readers.

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Publication date

2nd April 2015

Author

Siobhan Curham

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Publisher

Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780571313389

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