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The dirt on drugs
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Justin Lookadoo is a former juvenile probation officer turned author and speaker whose in-your-face message connects with teens. The best-selling coauthor of Dateable, The Dateable Rules, The Dirt on Breaking Up, and The Dirt on Sex, Justin lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Gr 6-10-Two books to help teens navigate a path through two thoroughly confounding subjects. Dating has a conservative Christian viewpoint, with a liberal sprinkling of Bible verses. Its overall message and well-intentioned advice may get lost as readers encounter some of the author's strongly held convictions about male-female relationships, chiefly that marriages are not equal partnerships but rather male led (a point that the author concedes is a bone of contention even among Christians). Much of the text is common sense, perhaps old-fashioned, but practical about dating and choosing wisely whom to date. Particularly good are the "Definitely Different Date Ideas," which are fun suggestions for daters of all ages. Drugs takes a more secular approach. Lookadoo was a probation officer in East Texas and talks straight with readers about different drugs, what they do, and why it's a dumb decision to take them. His no-nonsense approach and readable text make this book a good choice for a much wider audience than Dating. Both texts are slickly done and visually appealing.-Elaine Baran Black, Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Why do people get involved with drugs? What should someone do if they already are? How do they ask for help? This title urges teens to resist the temptation not just because they should, but because their life will be much happier and healthier if they do. It aims to show teens the ugly side of one of life's toughest temptations.
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