Greven, A. (2008). How to talk to girls. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers
Genre: Nonfiction, Advice, Relationships
Reading/Interest Level: Ages 9-12
Similar Titles: How to Talk to Moms, How to Talk to Dads
Plot: Nine year old author Alec Greven shares his insights into girls – he gives advice, like, "Many boys get crushes on girls. But it can be very hard to get a girl to like you. Sometimes it takes years! Whatever happens, just don't act desperate. Girls don't like desperate boys." (p. 14) The book has seven chapters filled with advice ranging from crushes, getting a girl's attention, what to say to girls, to giving compliments and flowers, the book has a lot to offer for boys who are curious about how to deal with girls and possibly even get them to like you.
Personal Thoughts: This book is a must read for boys looking for insight on how to communicate with girls. Alec Greven wrote the book at the age of nine, hoping to demystify the female species for males everywhere – the book is a cute guide to girls. Illustrations by Kei Acedera make the book much more amusing when combined with the witty musings of a nine year old.