Doing It!

Hannah Witton. Sourcebooks Fire, $10.99 paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-4926-6502-1
Witton, a vlogger and sex educator, offers an insightful, fact-filled guide to sex for teens. Writing in a conversational prose style, Witton discusses contraception, body image, pornography, sexual pleasure, consent, gender, and other topics via personal anecdotes and words of advice. Additional voices weigh in with candid essays on physical and psychological aspects of sexuality and relationships. Writer Holly Bourne discusses the damaging messaging behind many romance tropes; YouTube content creators, authors, and sex-positive advocates share perspectives on topics that include “attempting to date while queer,” the experience of catching an STI, and body image. Witton’s willingness to be vulnerable with her readers—seemingly in real-time (“If you recall, while writing this book, I got dumped. At the point of writing this, it has been almost two months since said dumping occurred”)—is especially heartening. Ages 14–up. Agent: Susannah Palfrey, Hachette Children’s Group. (July)
Reviewed on: 08/13/2018
Release date: 07/01/2018
Genre: Children's
Hardcover - 352 pages - 978-1-4926-6503-8
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