Book Review: What Would I Tell Her @ 13

Another review of my book

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Book: What Would I Tell Her @ 13
Author: Sudesna Ghosh
Number of pages: 190
Price: Rs. 250 

What Would I Tell Her @ 13What Would I Tell Her @ 13 by Sudesna Ghosh is dedicated to the new Indian teenage girl, her parents and anybody else trying to survive this phase. Featuring essays by successful women from diverse walks of life, this book is a compilation of stories, emotions and memories along the following themes:

  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Discovering your voice
  • Goals
  • Friendships and cliques
  • Tackling body and weight issues
  • Role models
  • Child sexual abuse

Ghosh writes a beautiful introduction to the book, supplementing it with ample research from myriad sources and concluding with a poem that she says, “goes best with thirteen.” An apt choice, I thought.

In the subsequent chapters, she introduces each of the above-mentioned themes ( relevant and well chosen), leading in to the essays, which are laden with personal anecdotes…

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