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Here you will find a selection of books appropriate to both adolescents and the parents of adolescents.

The teenage years can be among the most stressful years in life for everyone in the family. Our Psybersquare members have found some of the following books helpful to them in managing these difficult years*.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
by Marya Hornbacher

List Price: $23.00
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"If you think you've read all you can possibly read about dieting, eating disorders, and troubled adolescent girls, think again: Marya Hornbacher's [book] is a passionate and eloquent account of a young woman's near-death self-starvation." Editorial Review

Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self
by Sara Shandler

List Price: $12.95
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"Ophelia Speaks by Sara Shandler is a clever response to Mary Pipher's bestselling 'Reviving Ophelia.' Shandler reveals telling portraits of teenage girls in this book, a compilation of essays, poems, and true-grit commentary from a cross section of teenage girls (or Ophelias), throughout the country." Editorial Review

The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide To Life and Love
by Drew Pinsky, Marshall Fine (Contributor), Adam Carolla

List Price: $14.95
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"More than one million radio listeners and MTV viewers get their answers to love, sex, and dating questions from "Loveline". Now cohosts Dr. Pinsky and Adam Carolla have written a complete guide for their vast audience, giving a generation that's never been afraid to ask everything they need to know." -- Synopsis

Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century: A Book by and for Women
by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Jane Pincus (Introduction)

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"The definitive consumer health reference for women of all ages and ethnic groups, this book encompasses such controversial issues as 'managed care' and the insurance industry; breast cancer treatment options; recent developments in contraception; and much more." -- Synopsis

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships
by Ruth Bell

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"The co-author of 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' presents an expanded revision of the bestselling, classic guide to teen sexuality and the emotional and physical changes that occur during adolescence." -- Synopsis

Making the Most of Today: Daily Readings for Young People on Self-Awareness, Creativity, and Self-Esteem
by Pamela Espeland, Rosemary Wallner

List Price: $9.95
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"This is the sort of book that has the power to instill positive ethics and character in the young people of today, while building their self-esteem and problem solving strategies. It fosters positive communication and acceptance of diversity. It came with the classroom I inherited mid-year, but I'll be buying several copies to give as gifts." -- User Review

No Easy Answers: Short Stories About Teenagers Making Tough Choices
by Donald R. Gallo (Editor)

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"Sixteen original short stories about moral and ethical issues today's teens face--from computer blackmail, peer pressure, and gang violence to drug use, unwanted pregnancy, guilt and atonement--by award-winning writers for young adults." -- Synopsis

Depression Is the Pits, but I'm Getting Better: A Guide for Adolescents
by E. Jane Garland

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"Depression is difficult for anyone to cope with, and when it's mixed with the normal stresses of being an adolescent, it can seem overwhelming. This guide is clearly written, just for teens, and it takes them through the sometimes scary symptoms of depression and the best treatments for it." -- Book Description

Coping With Depression (Hazelden/Rosen Coping Skills Library)
by Sharon Carter, Lawrence Clayton

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"Addressed to teenagers, this book explains what depression is, who gets it, what causes it, and how to cope with your own or another person's depression. Realistic case studies examine various aspects of the problem; however, the book is biased toward college-bound youngsters." -- Horn Book

Drug Addiction: 'No Way I'm an Addict'
by John Hicks

Our Price: $23.40

"'Drug Addiction: No Way I'm an Addict' is a valuable tool to help young people learn about their relationship to substances. For those who are thinking about trying drugs, this book will serve as an example of what they can expect, and may convince them it's not what friends promise it will be." -- John Hicks

Addiction: The 'High' That Brings You Down (Teen Issues)
by Miriam Smith McLaughlin, Sandy Peyser Hazouri, Sandra Peyser Hazouri

Our Price: $20.95

"Too often drug abuse is misinterpreted by many on account of generalized stereotypes, scare tactics and inaccurate information, this book refrained from all of the above. I think this book did an amazing job at explaining the facts and consequences of drug use. This is the kind of book that should be incorporated somehow into the high school education curriculum." -- User Review

The Best Little Girl in the World
by Steven Levenkron

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"I thought this book was truely inspiring. I made me think of my real life experience with Anorexia and Bulimia and made me change my mind about my body. I realized I had a problem and needed help. This book got me through the worst time in my life." -- User Review

Diary of an Eating Disorder: A Mother and Daughter Share Their Healing Journey
by Chelsea Smith, Beverly Runyon

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"A wonderfully honest look at what recovering from an eating disorder really takes. An encouragement to those fighting to for their own recovery!" -- User Review

AIDS: Answers to Questions Kids Ask
by Barbara Christie-Dever, Marcie Ramsey (Illustrator), Marcy Ramsey (Illustrator), Barbara Dever, Kimberley Clark (Editor)

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"An informative and potentially life-saving book for middle school students about HIV and AIDS, this text uses an easy-to-understand question and answer format. It includes essential facts about the risks and dangers of infection, extended activities to develop skills in saying "no" and to increase awareness, and biography sketches of Ryan White, Magic Johnson and others." -- Synopsis

It Happened to Nancy
by Beatrice Sparks (Editor), Dathan Sheranian

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"The editor of the classic 'Go Ask Alice' has compiled the poignant journals of a 14-year-old date-rape victim who contracted AIDS and died." -- Book Description

We're also always eager to hear from members regarding which books have helped YOU!

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