Karres, Erika Shearin. Mean Chicks, Cliques and Dirty Tricks: A Real Girl’s Guide to Getting Through the Day With Smarts and Style. 144 p. Adams Media. 2004. ISBN: 978-1-58062-933-1.
I have to be honest. This next book is not for boys. But don’t worry boys, I have plenty of books for you.
Would you like to learn how to make the world a better place? Then I’ve got a book for you. Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks by Erika V. Shearin Karres.
I don’t need to ask if anyone has ever been a snob to you, gossiped about you, teased you, bullied you, etc…because everyone has had that happen to them. Wouldn’t it be nice to learn how to deal with those situations once and for all? Then this is the book you need to read!
There are chapters about “the snob”, “the gossip”, “the teaser”, “the bully”, “the traitor”, group dynamics, cliques, and empowerment-taking charge to make your life better.
This book has real-life stories from girls in middle and high school. It’s different than other adult-written books. Another great part of this book is that you may begin to recognize some of the bad things you are doing to other people, whether you know it or not. This book shows us that the bully, teaser, or snob’s life may not be that great. It surely doesn’t make their behavior ok, but I think it does help to understand that there are usually underlying reasons why people can be mean.
Even as an adult reading this, I got some great advice about dealing with some people and even saw a trait or two in myself that I have corrected because of this book.
Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks by Erika V. Shearin Karres is a book you will want to add to your “must-read” list.
Genre: Non Fiction (Dewey Decimal 305.235)
Tags: teenage girls, conflict management, adolescence, relationships, bullying,
Series: This book is not part of a series.
A/R Reading level: n/a
Interest level: Grades 6-10
Link to Harvest Park Library catalog: This book is not at the Harvest Park Library. If you would like to buy it for the library, please follow this link: Harvest Park Library Amazon Associates link.
Link to the Pleasanton Public Library: Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks