Monday, July 26, 2010

Blog Tour - Boys Lie

 Title:  Boys Lie: How Not to Get Played
Authors:   Belisa Vranich, Psy.D & Holly Eagleson
Review Copy Provided by:  HCI Teens

About the Book:  So consider this book the ultimate BS detector. In today's hookups without-heart society, this brutally honest guide reveals the most common lies boys tell and the truths behind them so you and your friends can separate the good guys from the bad.

'Everyone else is doing it.' 'I won't show anyone these pictures.' 'If we get pregnant, we could take care of it on our own.' Lies like these get lots of girls in trouble, especially when they cast aside their doubts and make poor choices in the heat of the moment. Written by psychologist Belisa Vranich and former Seventeen magazine editor Holly Eagleson, this provocative book sets the record straight with a 'cheat sheet' on what guys lie about, why they lie, and how you can respond. By learning how to react before embarrassing or volatile situations arise, you will be more confident and more likely to enjoy healthier, honest, and more fulfilling relationships.

Have You Ever Been Played?

Lie #8: I can't wear a condom.
Lie #2: Guys are built to cheat.
Lie #17: I'll love you forever.
Lie #3: You're a slut if you've had sex with lots of guys.
Yes, boys lie. But now you and your friends have the anti-get-played book.
My Review:  I thought this would be a fun book to review on my blog, since I read a lot of YA and have many young followers.  Not that I needed to read this as I'm happily married.  Maybe I should have had a book like this when I was dating though; it might have made things a little easier.

At first glance, Boys Lie sounds like boys are being stereo typed, that they all lie, but we all know that that is not the case.  We do however know that there are many boys out there that will say anything to get a girl to go out with him or do other things.  The authors know that not every boy lies, but they have written this book so that young girls have something to go by when boys try those lines.

I think that it's important for girls to know what they could experience when dating, and the authors of Boys Lie do a great job of spelling that out.  Psychologist Belisa Vranich and former Seventeen magazine editor Holly Eagleson are the perfect people to write this book together, because they seem to have a thumb on teens of today.  Unfortunately for us, there are guys out there who are not completely honest with girls, for one reason or another, so a book like this had to be written.

As I said before, this book was not for me, because I am married, but it is one that I feel has a place.  Dating teens, young adults, and partents of them should read this book.

The publisher has graciously offered a copy of Boys Lie to one of my readers.  Just leave a copy on this post, with your email address, and you will be entered.  You have until next Monday, Aug 2, at midnight, to enter.  The winner will be chosen randomly and emailed on Tuesday, Aug. 3.  Good luck!


bermudaonion said...

I can see where this would be valuable. My dad made sure we knew about all the lines boys use, but I know not all dads are as open with their daughters. Great review!

Jennifer said...

This looks like a good book for my teen nonfiction section at the library. jwharton(at)

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