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Book #5 Done!

If you were following my other posts, you would know I already finished book five a few days ago, but have just now (phew!) got the chance to sit down and write about it. Prude, by Carol Platt Liebau, was an interesting read, although a bit redundant as I'd read two books stating much of the information in 2 months (of course, my own doing). This book's thesis, however, was more about the hypersexualized media relating to middle-school to high school age girls. It states that TV, movies, internet, radio (etc.etc.etc.) has too much blatant and "glamourous" sexualized content, therefore more kids are participating at a younger age than ever before because they think it's normal. Her basic point is this: these kids don't know any different and 1/3 of teenagers report never have been talked to about sex with their parents...ever! Parents...you have a responsibility...to PARENT your child, not be their friend (okay, that last part was me).
I am glad I read it, because, as always, the information is based on fact, not on morality, therefore it is already easier to strike up a conversation using proof instead of opinions. A good read, I'm ready for some chick-lit. Next up is Zarafa...a story about a giraffe in Paris. A true story and I'm expecting it to be great!

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