Being a Girl by Hayley Long Tells the Truth! @AndrewsMcMeel #bookreview #YA

Being a Girl


Title: Being a Girl

Author: Hayley Long

Genre: Children’s Nonfiction, Young Adult Nonfiction

Release Date: October 25, 2016


Book Blurb:

Other books give you the facts — BEING A GIRL tells you the truth!


Being a girl is awesome. It can also be really, really hard. And no one knows that better than girls who are going through it right now. From BFFs to Mean Girls, selfies to self-esteem, pimples and periods and peer pressure, Being a Girl tells it like it is. Friendly, funny, reassuring, sensible, and totally honest, this is the book you wished you had when you were a teen, and the one you’ll want to get for the girls in your life.


My Review:

Teenage girls, listen up: This book is just for you (and not adults)!

Ever wish you could get the truth about something without having to ask adults? Do you have questions swirling around your head and keeping you up nights?

This book is your guidebook to life, boys, sex, health, who you are and what’s going on. Consider it the ultimate hack on life.

Have questions about gender identity?

Hayley’s got answers and she tells you the truth.

Wonder about whether you’re a boy or a girl (gender identity)?

Hayley can help.

Got questions about sex?

Hayley’s got you covered.

I’m a woman in my forties and I wish I had this book when I was a teenager. I was confused about so many things and I was so afraid to ask an adult. If I had Hayley in my corner, I sure wouldn’t have made so many mistakes.

The order of cat was my favorite and I’m determined to unleash my inner lioness.

A note to the adults: Have a teenage girl in your life? Get her this book! It’s brilliantly-written and an excellent resource for young women. Hayley is a former teacher and she strives to reach teens with the truth about all things physical/emotional but in a fun interactive way.

Thank you to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for giving me a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


Favorite Quote:

“Being a girl is something worth celebrating. It means you’re young and exciting and packed with possibilities.”


My Rating:  5+ stars


Buy it now:

Amazon US

Barnes and Noble




Author Biography:

Hayley Long began writing teen fiction while working as an English teacher in Cardiff, Wales. Her first teen novel, LOTTIE BIGGS IS NOT MAD, was awarded the White Raven label for outstanding children’s literature by the International Youth Library. Since then, her fingers haven’t stopped typing. Hayley has been a winner of the Essex Book Award, and WHAT’S UP WITH JODY BARTON? was shortlisted for a Costa Book Award.


Illustrator Gemma Correll is one of the few people in the universe who has managed to turn her love of pugs into a lucrative career. She has exhibited all over the world, in China, the US and Europe, and was the recipient of a Young Guns award from the Art Directors Club of New York. She’s the author of THE WORRIER’S GUIDE TO LIFE, also published by Andrews McMeel.


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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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