The Diary of a Teenage Health Freak

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Diary fiction - 163 pages
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A fully revised and updated edition for the 21st century, this is the book that teenagers can rely on to give them the facts of life - and make them laugh. When Pete Payne's diary was originally revealed to an unsuspecting world the result was astonishing; teenagers piled out from behind the bike shed to grab it from their friends; relieved teachers and startled parents were to be seen surreptitiously checking facts in well-thumbed copies. For teenagers who want to know but are too embarrassed to ask, for parents who know some of it but are too embarrassed to answer, and for teachers who know most of it but don't have the time to explain.
 

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

Written in 1987 - no internet, no mobile phones - but otherwise a good stab at providing sound information in a humorous context. I started reading it in the (charity) shop and thought I'd test my ... Read full review

Contents

How I Learnt I was a Hypochondriac
1
Crashing the Pain Barrier on a Bike
6
Feeling Real Fed Up
15
School Gets Busted Pupil on Drugs
23
Has Susie Started Yet?
33
My Own Changes Start but They Take a Loooong Time
42
Learning to Live with my Zits
50
Sals Sex Life Goes Wrong
55
Sick Sick Sick or the Summer Holidays
81
Fears about the Future
90
Too Fat Too Thin Too Little Too Large
104
WartHogs and Odious Odours from Orifices
118
Tooth Piercing Body Piercing
126
Days off School Thinking Im Dying
132
Four Eyes with Pebbles on
142
Drunken Desires
148

Susie Gets Hayfever
57
My First Fag Nearly Kills Me
65
Pains Sprains and Wheezes
72

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Aidan Macfarlane is the Director of the National Adolescent and Student Health Unit, and Ann McPherson is a General Practitioner with extensive experience of young people and their problems. They both live in Oxford.

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