There are teen advice books. And then there is Jeanne Willis. Her Snogs, Sex & Soulmates and Bits, Boobs & Blobs, with illustrations by Lydia Monks, came my way when I started looking into Jeanne’s very varied writing.
I could now safely go back to being a teenager again, because “all I ever wanted to know, but was afraid to ask” is here. I’ve learnt an awful lot, not least a new vocabulary.
They say that if you don’t know your subject, you can always do extensive research. I wonder which it was in this case?
I’d happily put these books into the hands of a teenager. Come to think of it, I’ve got one nearby I can test the books on. And then maybe I’ll be left in peace. After all, I didn’t know all this before.