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A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
Every day, all across America, more and more teenagers are going vegetarian--and here's the book that has all the answers they want and need. The guide covers all the bases--from nutritional requirements to dealing with anxious parents and friends--and includes some easy beginner's recipes. It all adds up to the most comprehensive, accessible book of its kind.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Puffin
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Aug 09, 2007 Karen Rivers rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any teen thinking about becoming a vegetarian (and their parents)
When I became a vegetarian at 13, I probably would have starved to death if my mom had not bought this book. It has lots of great info for both teens and parents, although it is written for teens. There are chapters covering why vegetarianism is a good choice, how to explain/defend your choices to family/friends/etc., how to get proper nutrition, and how to deal with being meat-free in a meat obsessed world. It is a must-have for any young vegetarian.
When my 14 yo daughter came to me and said she wanted to be a vegetarian, this is the book I got for her. We both really liked it. A very practical approach, written to teens, not down to teens. A very open-minded book, with lots of references to helpful websites.
I believe some things are probably out of date, but this remains informative and very helpful. It describes things thoroughly and in applicable, forgiving ways. It doesn't speak down, but it makes a topic that some people find difficult sounding sound completely in reach. It explains any topic well enough, from the various reasons people choose to be vegetarian to what's easy to grab on the go, to how it all works with school and other places in society. It says nothing demeaning about those who ...more
this book is what it is. A lot of the book dealt with how to cope with a family who eats meat and doesn't approve of your choice. The main theme was "do what you know is right no matter what parents tell you. And go behind their back if needs be." It did have some good recipes in it though.