BOYOLOGY by Sarah O’Leary Burningham


A Teen Girl’s Crash Course in All Things Boy
by and illustrated by
Age Range: 12 - 16
Email this review


Adolescent girls seeking a deeper understanding of the opposite sex will appreciate this appealing, entertaining guide full of useful facts and sound advice. Burningham, author of the equally wise and witty How to Raise Your Parents (2008), explores a wide range of subjects, including how to determine which “breed” of boy you’re dealing with, first dates and the rules of the dating game, setting boundaries, peer conflicts and pressures, dealing with parents, the difference between having a boyfriend and boy friends and coping with the inevitable breakup. The author also discusses “e-love” and offers sensible advice on navigating the online world of social networking. Entertaining and informative asides and sidebars feature quotes from young celebrities and regular teens, quizzes, polling results from her own MySpace page and lists like the ten best songs for the “I-Want-a-Kiss-at-the-End-of-the-Night Romance Mix.” The whimsical cartoon illustrations are a good complement to the breezy, conversational style. (Nonfiction. 12-16)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8118-6436-7
Page count: 168pp
Publisher: Chronicle
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2009


ChildrenTHE WHOLE GUY THING by Nancy Rue
by Nancy Rue