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“How are you really doing?”Angelie wrote this review Monday, December 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was first written by Stillman at the age of sixteen (2000). She has updated this version by also looking at the effects of new technology on teenage lives. Soul Searching encourages teen girls to look within themselves and find their own inner spirit and not to let modern media define who they should be. It addresses many tools such as journaling, yoga and exercise, healthy diet, relaxation and meditation, spirituality that can be used to make the teenage years more tolerable. She stresses that body image should not be defined by society and cultivating your passions should come from looking at and using your own talents. The book can be an overwhelming amount of information for a teen girl to take in at one reading. It is written in a manner that chapters can be read independently and the information used as needed by the reader.
More than one viewpoint is presented, but author appears preachy in some
areas of the book. Each chapter contains a “What do you think? “ section in which
teenage girls give their opinions about the subject being presented.
It addresses many of the problems teen females and males encounter and must process and deal with while living life each day under the pressures of our society to be the perfect person.”