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From finding your sparkle (which the author defines as “unleashing the natural talent inside you” and "feeling and believing you can do anything”), to dealing with anti-social media, Suzanne Virdee’s A Girls’ Guide to Being Awesome is a pitch-perfect guidebook for girls navigating the confusing path to adulthood.
The author, an award-winning TV journalist and radio broadcaster, contextualises her approach and advice through her experience as a tenacious, aspiring journalist who refused to give up. Sassy inspirational soundbites (“life is tough but so are you”; “success is a decision”; “don’t wish for it, work for it”) sit alongside detailed discussions of big issues, among them education, anxiety, sex and online grooming.
The book also suggests empowering practical exercises, and provides nicely-designed space for readers to jot down their own thoughts on the likes of dreams and ambitions, using one’s sparkle, social media, and feminist icons, which will surely prompt deeper thinking and help young women hone valuable life skills.
Teenage life doesn't come with a rule book, so here is the next best thing.
Let's face it: growing up is confusing. You're expected to get good grades at school, maintain an insta-worthy social life and somehow also hone a range of life skills which you definitely don't want to ask your parents about...
This book is here to act as your go-to guide on everything from social media to sexting and from body image to self-esteem. Acting as your personal cheerleader, this book will teach you everything you need to navigate your teens with sass and style. Remember, there is nothing more awesome than being you.
|Publication date:||10th September 2020|
Suzanne Virdee is an award-winning TV journalist. She presents the national weekend news for ITV and also works for the BBC, most recently for Radio 4 and the documentary series Inside Out. As someone of mixed heritage (her father is Indian, her mother white English) she is passionate about empowering girls from all backgrounds to believe they can achieve their dreams, just like she did. Follow her on Twitter: @SuzanneVirdee, or on Instagram or FB.More About Suzanne Virdee