Mean stares. Hurtful whispers. The cold shoulder. Being a girl is harder than it looks. In a world where gossip, drama, and rumors seem to be never ending, it’s not easy to navigate the halls of middle school or high school without earning a few battle scars.
But what if you could change all that? With practical advice for how to fearlessly stand your ground, hold your own, and dictate your own happiness, Girl World will help you move beyond the bad attitudes and transform your insecurities into strengths. From friendship conflicts to the ugly side to social media, learn how to ditch the drama and kick your inner critic to the curb so you can truly start appreciating yourself.
How to Ditch the Drama & Find Your Inner Amazing
Praise for Girl World
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“A must read for any young woman.”
-Gabrielle Bernstein: New York Time Bestselling author of May Cause Miracles
“Ottaviano’s advice about fighting the pressure to conform, expanding one’s friend base, standing up against cruelty, and apologizing for hurting others can benefit readers throughout high school and beyond.”
“This spunky, encouraging tone will brighten the shelves of the teen self-help section.”
-School Library Journal
“Ottaviano, the founder of the website Sister Soldier and working on a Doctorate of Psychology, uses a conversational tone to explore the reasons why and how girls bully and positive ways to counteract bullying: develop a self-awareness of your emotional reactions, build self-worth by inventorying what makes you special, regulate your inner self-dialogue, make intentional efforts to boost your mood, be proactive in shaping your experiences, apologize, forgive, and much more. Along the way, she shares with readers her experiences being bullied in the 7th grade.”
-Ingram Reviews for the Youth Librarian
"Easy to read and written in a conversational style, Ottaviano’s advice is all about loving yourself, seeing how incredible those around you really are, and identifying true friendships…it’s hard not to cheer her fight to get girls to see what a good friendship looks like and assure them that they do have something to offer. A good choice for teens looking for some inspiration and guidance."