Puberty Is Gross but Also Really Awesome

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Johnston, Lauri
By (author): Loveless, Gina
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Maturing
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Personal Hygiene
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Sexuality & Pregnancy
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Published: March 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 9.12in x 7.50in
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$ 23.50
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From The Publisher*

A first-of-its-kind inclusive puberty guide that celebrates the good and completely awful parts of puberty. Filled with jokes and countless facts to put this stage in perspective--this book is bound to be every kid's new best friend!

Puberty . . . is pretty gross for pretty much everyone. It's a smelly, hairy, sticky, and (worst of all) totally confusing time! But did you know there's a lot about puberty that makes it REALLY AWESOME?

Get the whole picture with this honest, humorous, and empowering survival guide to the tween years. It's packed with straighforward illustrations, easy-to-understand scientific information, interesting studies, and tips from experts, covering everything from breast development and gender identity to acne and mental health.

No matter your gender, sexuality, or race, this book is for you. Never shying away from the tough stuff, this utterly modern take on puberty is the resource this generation needs! Welcome to modern puberty--it's transformative, kind of gross, but undeniably AWESOME!

Biographical NoteGina Loveless remembers going through puberty with reverence and joy. Oh, wait . . . puberty? Scratch that. Puberty was totally awful, awkward, and full of embarrassing moments. (And frankly, adulthood hasn't been much different.) She used her background as a fact checker for Men's Health and Women's Health magazines, her MFA in creative writing from California Institute of the Arts, and her memory of how much puberty was gross, but also really awesome, to put together this book and help kids realize that puberty may be weird, but at least it's weird for everyone. Gina is also the author of the Diary of a 5th Grade Outlaw series and pens profiles and pieces on mental health for Men's Health. Find her at and on Instagram @lovelesswriting.