Today, I’m going to be sharing my second Book Review for the Week of Reviews! This book is called Growing Up, Inside and Out by Kira Vermond.
While bodily changes are the most obvious signs that a kid is growing up, they’re not always the first (or most stressful) signs. Why does it feel so weird to cry now? How can you tell if someone is really your friend? Is it okay to have a crush on someone who’s the same sex as you? These kinds of questions (and answers) are what separates Growing Up, Inside and Outfrom other books — it tackles how boys’ and girls’ emotions change during puberty rather than just what happens to body parts (although that’s in here, too).
And though puberty can often look different for boys and girls (growing facial hair versus getting a period), kids may be surprised by what all their classmates have in common: crushes, acne, anxiety, getting mad at their parents. Not only does Growing Up, Inside and Out break with the tradition of having separate books for separate sexes, it unites kids by showing them that there are things that everyone goes through.
I REALLY LOVED this book! I am currently a teen, and enjoyed reading through this type of book. I believe that it gave me a lot of information in a nice way. I would definitely recommend this book to teens, or even adults!
I gave this book 5/5 stars! It was amazing!
Good Night Book Lions!