My two nieces and I completely recommend this book!
Its 330 pages, written for girls beginning at age nine, cover every topic that parents want their girls to know about, but don't always know how to talk about. The authors have been able to put it all into a book that sounds like your child's best friend wrote it - but she got all the facts right!
It covers everything imaginable - from how to set the table properly to makeup to changes happening in her body. You expect the chapter on menstruation - and it is there - but you are pleasantly surprised by often unmentioned things like gossip, extracurricular activities, stealing and the value of friendship. Short concise sections on depression, eating disorders, smoking, peer pressure and divorce get right to the point in a gentle but firm way.
To make sure that this book still has a fun feeling to it, there is a pink heart-shaped padlock to keep it private. There are places for it's owner to write down thoughts and feelings - and there are special chapters on horoscope and numerology. There are even recipes for skin creams, soaps and perfumes to make at home!
You won't be sorry if you buy this book for a special young lady in your life - and if you can read it together - so much the better!