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Ophelia Speaks by Sara Shandler
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Jun 01, 2009

it was amazing
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Read in May, 2009

This was a powerful book. This book, her response to Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia, is a collection of essays, journal entries and poems written by adolescent girls about the challenges and joys they encountered as they searched for a sense of self. Some of these challenges are more difficult to read about: depression, suicide, and eating disorders. Others are more tender, some even funny as girls talk about important friendships and relationships. This book is a great gift the author gave girls much like herself--the gift of having their voices heard.
It's been on my shelf for a while--waiting. With my own daughter entering high school next year, the time seemed right. You know how it is--how books find you when you most need them.
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