Julia DeVillers

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (3 of 4)
Location: Columbus, OH
Birthday: May 26
Web Page: www.girlwise.com
In My Own Words:
I write for teens and tweens, and my readers are always telling me to check out their myspaces and xangas! And I always was tempted to make my own page but haven't. So now I can have my own amazon space... yeah!

I write fiction and nonfiction. My books have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and most magazines for girls. My books have a girl-power message and I love when girls tell… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 572,608 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 4
Princess Lessons: A Princess Diaries Book by Meg Cabot
This book is great. It's not just a manners book, so don't let that scare you off. It's got all kinds of advice, from the PD characters themselves.
Such as, in Talk Like a Princess the advice includes: Do not gossip: When you have just met a new person, it isn't smart to ask him something like "Did you hear about the countess and Prince Rene?" because he might reply, "No, the countess is my wife. What about her and Prince Rene?" Suddenly, you will feel very uncomfortable.
It's funny, cause that's from the book. But also makes the point!
And the book makes you feel good about yourself, too. Like when Paolo, who did Mia's makeover, says: "Everyone is coming to Paolo,… Read more
Second Helpings: A Jessica Darling Novel by Megan McCafferty
5.0 out of 5 stars Sooo on target, April 26 2003
I really enjoyed Sloppy Firsts. And I was enjoying the first part of Second Helpings, where Jessica is attending a summer program. And then I read on to the part of the book where she goes back to high school for her senior year... and as I was reading I started thinking to myself, this book is beyond just good, it's incredible. This is the BEST and most honest observation of high school I have ever read. And funny, and fun to read and....
I've already read it twice, it is THAT good. Trust me, even if you're out of high school, you'll love this book.
Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve &hellip by Michael Thompson Ph.D.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I read this book over the weekend and have already sent out a mass email to parents I know telling them to read this book! This book succinctly and honestly answers questions that I'm always hearing on the "parent circuit." Not only about about teasing, but about all social skills, popularity, being ostracized, girls worrying they are fat-- you name it, it is probably addressed in this book. And the authors do a wonderful job of letting you know when you are worrying too much, or too little about an issue. A must read!