Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

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Title : Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
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ISBN : 1594481881
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 293 pages


Suzanne rated it ★★★★★

August 20, 2007

My mom gave me this book when I was like 12 or 13... this was only the beginning of the self help slurry of books, clippings, etc that my mom would throw my way. As an adolescent girl (who this book is geared towards) I hid the book under my bed and read other bull shit things like the other book...

Laura rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 10, 2013

While this book had a whole bunch of interesting anecdotes, there were nothing more than anecdotes. The fact that a bunch of her patients manifested particular characteristics doesn't lead to the ability to generalize about adolescent trends in general, as Pipher does here. On the contrary, it's...

Holly rated it ★★★☆☆

October 10, 2007

The most important thing about this book, that I will never forget, is how well it illustrates the shift from a bubbly little girl to a depressed/angry teen and how the world just does everything it can to rob a little girl of her self esteem. That's not a blaming statement, but just an observati...

Jessica rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 13, 2007

This is a biased and thoughtless review, based on vague memories of a cranky adolescent's insensitive snap judgment, so you shouldn't pay any attention to it. It's definitely more of a statement about me than it is about the book, which I don't really remember anyway. I read this in the mid-nineti...

Scott rated it ★★★☆☆

December 05, 2008

When I first read this, I was very convinced of the premise--that girls do great as they move forward in elementary school, but sometime between 4th and 8th grade the harsh reality hits them that they are going to be objectified and relegated to second-class status in this male-oriented world. As...

K rated it ★★★☆☆

June 22, 2011

Hmmmm....very mixed feelings about this one. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls covers a lot of the same ground as Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student. We read about adolescent girls struggling with dep...

Myria rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 23, 2012

The author has good intentions and I agree with her on some things but…. This was horrible. I don’t even know where to begin! I really don’t. I understand parents wanting to protect their kids from these kinds of things but I hope any parent does not live by this book. Please do more research. A...

Carrie rated it ★★★☆☆

April 22, 2008

There were some good things I took away from this book. Oddly enough the most important things I learned is to keep my daughters room filled with journals and writing tools. :) Wow, I wish I would have used (or would use now) writing as a tool to stay mentally healthy. The other is to keep her bu...

Natalie rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2008

I thought this book was really really interesting. It is about the negative effects our culture has on teenage girls (too much emphasis on beauty, too much encouragement to be passive in order to please others, etc.). One of my favorite points she made is that our society spends tons of time and...

Jessica rated it ★★★☆☆

April 24, 2010

I read this book when it first came out in 1994, when I was 13. I had just been busted by my parents for stealing prescription drugs from their medicine cabinet (I think the plan was to kill myself...hazy), and this book appeared on my mother's nightstand soon after. I remember approaching the bo...

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