Summary: (From Amazon) Why is it so tough to be a girl? Whether it's at school, in the mall, or even online, girls are mean to each other. Most girls will admit that they have been a victim of a mean girl. In fact, many will say that all girls are basically mean. Whether they're teasing a girl because of how she looks, making up rumors to torment others, or launching an online campaign to destroy their target, girls can be just plain ruthless. This one-of-a-kind book has helped end the cycle of meanness for tens of thousands of girls. Mean Girls is a call to spiritual strength. A call to stand firm. It calls girls to face the beasts in their lives head on. In short, it's the answer girls need for the problem they never thought could go away.
Thoughts: I actually kind of liked parts of this book. It was not “A” worthy but it was a good read. I liked how it really got deep down into aspects that many shy away from. It is important for us girls to see what we are doing to contribute to the bullying situation. For example; in 6th grade I had a bully. Everyday she would torment me and make me late for class. I thought she was just an evil B**** and could deal with it on my own. I fought back and was nasty to her. One day she wrote, “die bit**” on my locker and I finally panicked. So maybe I wasn’t as mean as she was, but I could have stopped it from the start if I’d have taken a step back and told my mom. It was shortly after that, that my grandma bought me this book. It’s taken me forever to read it but it was worth my time.
Recommendation: I would tell all girls in grades six through nine to pick up a copy of this book. It really touches on some tough subjects that we could all use help through. I also would tell your mom to buy the adult version.