Growing up

Growing up

Inside and Out

Book - 2013
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Goes beyond typical references about physical changes to address the myriad emotional changes that occur throughout adolescence, counseling young adults about such feelings as anger toward parents, experiencing crushes, and feeling attracted to people of the same gender.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9781926973890
Branch Call Number: J612.661 VERMOND
Characteristics: 104 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Justin_Nitsuj Apr 19, 2015

I really liked this book, I thought that this at first may look like a textbook or curriculum guidelines for growth and development. This book has a lot in store teaching us how to be safe and how to deal with problems that aren't often talked about. With a very kid friendly style of writing this is a very good book. At first it may not seem like it, but later you might even find that you like this book!

MickyT_13 Apr 05, 2015

i liked how this books content was equally distributed for both girls and boys, the opinion didnt seem biased towards one gender which usually happens in books of these genres.

katylikeskats Mar 29, 2015

Wow... what a bold, bold book! This is amazing as not many authors would be willing to venture out and speaks to what no one really wants to hear about... but should! Kira Vermond did an excellent job making this book informative, an beyond your typical puberty book. I really like how the author talked to many experts on the topic, as it was intriguing to hear what the experts had to say based on your background knowledge in class. Even though it was already mentioned, this book definitely taught us more than what we have already been taught in class. In fact, perhaps it should be integrated into the lessons. I think this is one of those books everyone should read, even if it is "awkward" to talk about. Quite an impressive book!

loljilydoe Mar 25, 2015

This book was extremly extremly imformative. Extremly informative. It defintly covered more about puberty than I learned in school. Not so the physical parts but more so the emotional. Going through sexual changes is an emotional point in an adolesents life and defintly awkard. It creates different changes that may now limit you from doing certain activites like swimming. This book defintly made it more comfortable to accept and be okay with

ariag Mar 15, 2015

This book is full of information you should know about yourself in stages of puberty not just physical but emotional changes are in the book! What did you guys think about it?
i love how it is so open and says things some teachers might even be scared to say!

extreme_fangirl Mar 12, 2015

This book is extremely informative and detailed, it talks about physical and emotional changes as well as relationships/love, health, body image, sexual orientation and bullying. It's all you need to know as an adolescent going through puberty.

Although some people might feel weird or awkward reading some parts of this book because they think it's all about sexual things, there is still useful information in here that is totally sex free. "Growing Up Inside Out" helps you fully understand what's going on with your body and emotional levels by using facts, studies and personal stories from others around the world. This way, more readers can relate to what's happening. Also, at the end of each chapter, the author included a question that made you reflect on your character and how you act in your life.

Overall, "Growing Up Inside Out" is highly informative and anyone looking to learn more about puberty, for personal or non personal reasons should read this.

hassansyr Feb 13, 2015

Well.. I didn't really like the book. not because it's bad, because this book is really not my type. However, I have to say this book is informative, and well detailed.

Jan 25, 2015

i lost my copy!


This book is a down to earth and practical guide to getting through puberty. Boys and girls will both enjoy the practical explanations of the physical and emotional changes that are a part of growing up. Equally honest and respectful Growing Up Inside and Out is good reading throughout the teen years.


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