Twilight, True Love and You: Seven Secret Steps to Finding Your Edward or Jacob Paperback – 4 Apr 2011
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'It's impossible to do the book justice here. But it is gripping. It's calmly written, non-inflammatory, and not in the least scaremongery. It is academic, and thorough, and as the author's real-life research has revealed, an important contribution to contemporary female mental health and happiness. The book is nicely ended with a two-page list of where to go for more help if you think you are struggling with any of the book's issues; from talking to your Mum, friends or doctor right though to Mind, Childline, Refuge and the Samaritans.'(Inkymole.blogspot.com)
'Author Louise Deacon takes the saga and uses it to point up crucial lessons that its young fan base may need to know as they enter the world of adult love… Her style is light, often humorous… At the same time, the book doesn't fight shy of challenge… She treads a careful and skilful dividing line between honouring the fascination that the saga holds, revering the themes that it explores, and setting its premises against relationship reality… For all these reasons, I unhesitatingly recommend the book.'(Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care)
About the Author
Louise Deacon is a clinical psychologist specializing in relationships, sexual health, and depression.
Top Customer Reviews
This book could easily have been called "Why romantic fiction should carry health warnings". I'm not sure absterpritt read the same book that I did, because the book that I read was about empowering women, reminding them that enjoyable fiction contains many convenient half-truths and offering practical advice to young women about how to avoid violent, unstable or just plain unsuitable partners. Saying it perpetuates gender roles is a bit strong! And I'm speaking as someone whose mum was a 70's feminist who banned me from having dolls... (Yeah, that really changed what I wanted in life... Why do feminists think "boys will be boys" but refuse to accept that girls have some hardwiring going on too? OK, rant over)
This book is filled with practical advice, particularly for younger women, but I have to admit I learnt a few things too (I'm in my 30s). I'm considering buying a few copies for friends who are drawn to bad boys and would recommend it to anyone who has a friend, daughter or niece who they think might find some guidance useful.
I also like that 20% of author proceeds goes to a charity called The Girl Effect - I'm all for girls in Africa being given a chance to reach adulthood before being married off and yanked out of school.
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I don't think that what is in here applies just to straight girls and women, it can be applied in all romantic relationships whatever the orientation or gender.
It is supposed to be light hearted with a serious message. Surely if even one person ends up avoiding something painful then that must be a good thing.
It aims to empower young women and assist them with the difficult choices to be made when negotiating partner choice.
It is a must read for anyone in that situation. Ergo, everyone!!
A percentage of the proceeds go to a girl-effect charity. check out the info on that and feel proud to improve yourself and the lives of others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started casually reading a copy I bought for my daughter and quickly got drawn in. Anyone who's every been unlucky in love should use this as a guidebook, particularly if you're... Read morePublished on 14 May 2011 by F. Grant
The author provides girls with corrective spectacles to see themselves and their prospective partners more clearly and offers advice on how to choose well.Published on 8 April 2011 by Mj Pickles
I'm a 16 year old girl who has read and enjoyed the twilight saga, and I absolutely loved this book! It was accessible and easy to read, and i found it really interesting too. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2011 by rosieposie359
Every girl should be given a copy of this book on the way out of one of the Twilight films or after reading one of the books. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2011 by NigelM