From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10-This self-help book focuses on inner and outer beauty, offering positive, upbeat advice on a variety of topics such as self-esteem; skin, nail, and hair care; healthy eating; fitness; body piercing and tattoos; fashion; and makeup. The author reminds teens that it is unhealthy to compare themselves to the "perfect model" and that everyone has a different body type and shape. Unfortunately, however, all the photos show teens who look like traditional beauty queens, including the author herself. The text is written in a conversational, informal style, and the discussions of grades, dating, and choice of clothing will ring true to most young people. Thought-provoking questions and checklists are integrated throughout. Basically, this book will appeal to white middle-class girls who enjoy Seventeen magazine.Sandra L. Doggett, Urbana High School, Ijamsville, MD
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"No one knows the value of 'looking hot' as much as teens do. Having it 'together' can spell the difference between being one of the crowd-or not. But the 'success potion' isn't found in a bottle or a pill any more than in a great outfit or the latest hairstyle, eye shadow or nail polish. It's also more important than winning the approval it takes to be the most popular 'in' person at school. The really 'beautiful' are those comfortable in their own skin, who make the most of their natural beauty and have learned to like themselves. Jennifer's practical advice will show you how." -- Kate MacIsaac, 1997 Miss Teen U.S.A.