We’re all bombarded with information and images – through the media and our peers – about our appearance. This book addresses the psychology of body image and gives practical, empowering solutions for a more positive self-image. It includes real-life examples, quotes and anecdotes from adults and young people interviewed especially for this book.
Body Brilliant explores psychological pressures that make us see our bodies in certain ways, positively or negatively, as well as considering how adolescent body changes, gender identity and gender expectations and sexual orientation can affect self-image, and looks at issues such as body dysmorphia and eating disorders. Body Brilliant also encourages you to think about how you view differences in others and understand that variety is a brilliant thing. And that being yourself is much better than being just like everyone else. Learn to celebrate the differences that make every body brilliant!
In the second part of the book, you’ll find fantastic advice about looking after your brilliant body, from eating well and exercising healthily to sleeping better, relaxing properly and looking after skin, hair, teeth and other aspects of physical health.
First review, from reading expert Joy Court on LoveReading4Schools. “Nicola Morgan has well established credentials with teachers, parents, librarians and young people for calm, authoritative, well researched guidance and this new title may be her most important yet. …. Full of quotes and engaging human stories and told in a completely non-patronising manner, this is an essential purchase for classrooms and school libraries.”
And from the inimitable Bookwitch, here. “…Body Brilliant …. is bloody brilliant, as are all Nicola’s advice for teens books. She’s the best friend one could hope for, and as we are considered teenagers until we are 25, and most of us are not a day over 29, these books are for everyone.’