Author: Elizabeth Berkley
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pub. Date: March 22, 2011
Length: 240 Pages
Summary (from back cover):
If you've ever asked yourself why the ups and downs of friendships are so hard; if you've ever looked in the mirror and hated what you saw; if you've ever gone through a horrible breakup and wondered how you'll ever make it through...guess what? You're not alone.
Over the past several years, more than 30,000 teens have participated in workshops conducted by actress Elizabeth Berkley (Saved by the Bell). In an open, judgement free atmosphere, girls come together to support, share, confess, and confide in one another. Written in the spirit of a group diary, Ask Elizabeth addresses the emotional lives of teen girls based on the most frequently asked questions from these workshops. Full of personal stories and advice offered up by countless teens, experts from a variety of fields, and Elizabeth Berkley herself, this ultimate life handbook for teenage girls can be relied on again and again for comfort, guidance, inspiration, and answers.
My Thoughts: I don't read nonfiction very often. This is because I usually find it pretty boring and uneasy to relate to-even if its a book of advice that is supposed to help me. There was in fact a time when I swore off nonfiction completely because I always ended up disappointed. However, when I started looking through Ask Elizabeth, I knew it would be an exception to that. And it is.
Ask Elizabeth is a must read for teen girls who have ever had questions about, well, almost anything in life. It's a book I will go back to time and time again for advice and whenever I need a pick-me-up. If I could, I would carry it with me where ever I go, so that if I ever need advice, I can get it. I hope you'll give this book a chance too, it's very helpful and unique.