The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl (Paperback)

On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life

By Christina De Witte

Running Press Kids, 9780762490431, 240pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/6/2018)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/7/2018)

List Price: 14.99*
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Addressing the struggles of young girls everywhere, this hilariously relatable comic guide to life provides real advice and encourages a new generation of teen girls to find confidence and embrace individuality.

With friends, love, social media, body image, and more--navigating young adulthood can seem impossible. The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl provides humorous and highly relatable guidelines for all of the struggles young girls face, presented in author Christina De Witte's signature comic style and told from the point of view of her lovable Instagram and Internet character, Chrostin. A Hyperbole and a Half for the young adult audience, the book includes comics and hands-on advice about serious issues like mental health and self-care, and also deals with questions on every young girl's mind, like "Can you survive on pizza alone?"

Quirky, hilarious, and sincere, The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl empowers young women to challenge society's unrealistic standards of beauty and embrace their individuality. This is sure to be a favorite for teen girls.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Mental Stuff

Chapter Two: The Beauty of the Human Booty

Chapter Three: On Food Comas and Food Babies

Chapter Four: Fashion No-No or Fashion Guru?

Chapter Five: Friends and Family Business

Chapter Six: Love Is Beautiful/Sucks

Chapter Seven: School and Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

Chapter Eight: The Internet of Things

Chapter Nine: Society vs. Me

Chapter Ten: United in Diversity

About the Author

Christina De Witte began creating comics in art school but was criticized for their "childish" nature. Despite the negative criticism, she continued to pursue her dream of creating webcomics and in time, Chrostin was born. Now 20 years old, Christina studies Communications and lives with her father, grandfather, brother, and cat in a small city in Belgium.

Praise For The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl: On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life

"Hand to teens who want words of wisdom from a peer and who enjoy comics."—School Library Journal

"The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl is jam-packed with amusing anecdotes and genuinely helpful advice for young women navigating the precarious teenage years."—-Josh Shipp, author of The Teen's Guide to World Domination

"[Chrostin's] highly relatable situations have made her every girl's best friend on Instagram."—Bored Panda,

"Chrostin . . . is a character to be reckoned with. From her obsession with snacks to her passive attention to beauty standards, Chrostin is seriously all of us just trying to (occasionally) win at life."—,

"De Witte's message is simple but powerful. She wants to remind everyone with her comics that it's OK to feel like you're a total mess sometimes. That's something we can all relate to."—Upworthy,

"[Chrostin's comics are] so on point it hurts."—Comedy Central UK,