The Teenage Guide to Friends
A comprehensive guide to teenage friendships, by award-winning author and well-being expert Nicola Morgan. Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them. Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and The Teenage Guide to Stress (winner of the School Library Association Award 2015, with both the judges' and readers' awards). Now The Teenage Guide to Friends - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles the all-important subject of teen friendships. Contents include a section on making friends, keeping friendships strong, and what happens when they break down - as well as a look at online friendships, cyber-bullying, toxic friendships and frenemies, and empathy. There is also a section on personality types - introverts and extroverts - and quizzes to help you discover what sort of person you are, how you relate to others and how to deal with difficult situations. Complete with a list of helpful resources in the back.
"Both enlightening and practical, this is a must-read for 12+ year olds, and an essential addition to school libraries." Joanne Owen, LoveReading
Nicola Morgan has written nearly a hundred books. Her fiction titles for young people include Sleepwalking, winner of the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award, and her most recent novel, Wasted, won the Scottish Children's Book Award and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Nicola has also written a number of popular home learning series including I Can Learn, Mega English and Thomas the Tank Engine Maths. Nicola often speaks in schools and at conferences all over the world about issues concerning teenagers, such as stress and well-being. She is a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland and an Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland. Nicola lives in Harringworth, Northamptonshire. Visit Nicola's website at www.nicolamorgan.com.