The book is titled It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris
It was recommended to me today (without my asking for any type of recommendation btw!!) by a friend of mine. Now, I love this friend dearly but we have many differing views about sex, abortion, birthcontrol, religion, etc. So, I have a gut feeling that I would not want to get this book for my 13 year old albeit she wasted no time in giving it to her 13 year old.
From what I hear, and from what I could pick up on Amazon, the book is graphically illustrated (drawings), naked pics of male and female bodies and all ages, how to masturbate, how to have sex, homosexuality, STD’s, birth control, etc.
What I don’t know is how it’s presented - from a standpoint of “this is all OK” or from a standpoint of “chastity rules”.
I wasn’t even thinking about anything like this for my 13 year old. But…should I be??
I do believe that knowledge is power - that maybe if she found herself in a “situation” (kids joking around or making fun of her naivete, a bad date, whatever) it would be easier for her to tell the offending party to GET LOST if she knew what they were talking about and already knew whether it was right or wrong and how she felt about it.
What I am looking for here is comments from anyone who might be familiar with the book and what you might think of it - good or bad.
And who is Robie Harris anyway??