With every book purchase you get a free DVD documentary. The book begins with a discussion of the continuing myth of adolescence--how and why youth are devalued, and an overview of current beliefs about youth drawn from two s Public Agenda Polls. Unique features of America's Teenagers--Myths and Realities: This is followed by chapters on youth and the media, and the pressures that youth face in various dimensions of their lives. Middle class girls as young as 12 are having sex with up to seven men a night, several times a week, so they can go shopping. It also elaborates new psychosocial and feminist Deleuzian methodological approaches for mapping subjectivity, affectivity and social change. Aware of sexuality and sex, aware of self-respect and loving your body, aware of those who are out there to harm others, aware about the temptation to do drugs or prostitution and aware that I am here if they ever need to talk. Sharlene Azam may not have surveyed many pre-teen and teen girls from all over the country or world but the cases she talks about in the book and DVD are true. This book will be essential reading for those interested in feminism, girlhood, media studies, gender and education. The book outlines how these postfeminist panics over girlhood have influenced educational policies and practices in areas such as academic achievement, anti-bullying strategies and sex-education curriculum, making visible the new postfeminist, sexual politics of schooling. You can read more here but check back every day this week for reviews and giveaways. Moving beyond media or policy critique, however, this book offers new theoretical and methodological tools for researching postfeminism, girlhood and education. One even went so far as to say they deserved it. The concluding chapter pulls together themes generated throughout the book and provides examples of policies that would underscore the value of viewing youth as a social investment. In this book, Nichols and Good deconstruct the negative images held by large numbers of adults.