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Puberty… is pretty gross for pretty much everyone. It’s a smelly, hairy, sticky, and (worst of all) totally confusing time! But did you know there’s a lot about puberty that makes it REALLY AWESOME?

Get the whole picture with this honest, humorous, and empowering survival guide to the tween years. It’s packed with straighforward illustrations, easy-to-understand scientific
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Paperback, 192 pages
Expected publication: March 23rd 2021 by Rodale Kids
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Alyssa Zaczek
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Marvelously inclusive, bursting with humor and fun factoids, and packed with thoroughly researched, reassuring knowledge, PUBERTY IS GROSS, BUT ALSO REALLY AWESOME is the all-things-puberty book I wish I had as a kid. PUBERTY acknowledges that not every child's experience of growing up will be the same, and treats every permutation of that weird and wonderful age with joy and tenderness. I've never read a puberty book so dedicated to gently reinforcing body positivity and self-love on every page ...more
Michele
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well, I don't know if kids will agree with the 'awesome' part, even after reading this book, but it is a good introduction to anatomy and physical changes. Topics include breast development, menstruation, ejaculation, gender identity, sweat, hair, and more, all presented in an age-appropriate manner. Great for late elementary-aged kids, not a lot of sex details, but does explain consent, harassment, and abuse, with resources and help lines.

Rebecca Siegel
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gina Loveless has given us the puberty survival handbook we all needed as teens. It’s inclusive, empowering and often laugh-out-loud funny. Loveless tackles everything from periods to gender identity, all while reassuring her readers that puberty can actually be really awesome. File this title under: Must Read.
Jessica Rinker
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Puberty is Gross is an inclusive, humorous and yet sensitive guide designed with fun in mind, something one might not expect with puberty, but that Loveless handles with ease. The conversational, confident tone makes it possible for any child to pick it up, find themselves in the pages and laugh, while also understanding they are not alone in this sometimes uncomfortable stage of life.
Sarah
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Puberty may be gross--but it's easier to understand than ever before thanks to Gina Loveless and her comprehensive, inclusive guide. This book will answer pressing questions about puberty and prompt important discussions about what it means to grow up. Any tween who is currently experiencing puberty needs their own copy.
Nicole Valentine
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I could’ve used this amazing book twice in my lifetime, as a kid myself, and as a mother. Loveless has managed to capture both lighthearted humor, in-depth research and full inclusivity in this ‘perfect for all’ guide to puberty.
Shannon Doleski
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For tweens when asking questions is tough. For parents when answering questions is tougher. Puberty Is Gross, But Also Really Awesome is an inclusive, helpful manual for navigating puberty!
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It was five years after Gina Loveless earned an MFA from California Institute of the Arts that she realized her mission as an author was to write books that helped all the weird kids of the world feel less alone. When she’s not writing or reading, Gina can be found in Eastern PA, boogying at concerts with her husband, tending to their awesome produce garden, or snuggling with her rescue dog Gerdie ...more

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