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In this honest and insightful she said/she said guide, sixteen-year-old Natalie Fuller tells all about her adventures and misadventures from ages thirteen through sixteen. Her brother, Greg, fills in on the later teen years. And Doris, the questioning, caring (and occasionally shell-shocked) mom offers her take on such mildly eye-opening and downright life-threatening topi ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 4th 2004 by Berkley
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Eva Leger
Jan 29, 2009 Eva Leger rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: saw it on PBS
Recommended to Eva by: me, myself, and I-'ve really been letting myself down lately
This might be helpful to some parents out there but it wasn't interesting in any way for me. I think the premise is a good one, a mom and daughter working together to try to eliminate as much of the secrecy and rebellion of the teenage years and to bring that knowledge to others. The only thing wrong with this picture is that the problems encountered in this book, from my experiences and those of my friends, all the people I know and knew, what I've heard. etc., are the problems of either a VERY ...more
Crabbygirl
Aug 06, 2016 Crabbygirl rated it it was ok
a mom and a daughter exchange letters about the usual teen conflicts and the daughter tells (some) truth (i doubt she spilled everything - like she says she doesn't go to parties anymore b/c they're a hassle. doubt it!)
but at least she's not a total angel: she went out of state to visit a secret boyfriend and her mom was clueless

anyhow, i got some good conversation starters thoughout the book - like for your teen's friends:
how did you meet her?
who does she hang with?
what's the thing you like
...more
Elizabeth
Jun 17, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
This book was so honest and funny and easy to read, it was one of the best parenting books I have ever read. Please note that it was written in 2004 before social media. The content is all very relevant today but the element of influences of social media are not included.
Michelle DeMello
Feb 11, 2008 Michelle DeMello rated it it was amazing
This really helped with not freaking out with my teenager. Which is very helpful and she appriciates it. Though I still do it is a little less
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