Flawd: How to Stop Hating on Yourself, Others, and the Things That Make You Who You Are

2 CDs. 2:31 hrs. Dreamscape. 2015. $29.99. ISBN 9781681413426.
Gr 7 Up—Rigal, founder and director of the anti-bullying organization, asserts that the key to finding self-esteem is discovering one's flaws and embracing them. Once an individual does that, he or she can combat negativity with positive actions and work to put an end to bullying. Rigal's goal with this recording is to reach out to tweens and teens, offering practical advice, concrete suggestions, and solid examples for how to discover and embrace one's inner self, flaws and all. She bases this process on her own journey from being bullied as an overweight child to becoming a confident, successful young woman. Rigal reads her own work at a strong clip in a conversational tone, demonstrating her self-confidence and inspiring others to try her method for achieving self-confidence.
VERDICT Recommended for teens and tweens who could use a confidence boost—so, almost all of them. ["A must-read for most teenagers and highly recommended purchase for YA collections": LJ 7/15 starred review of the Perigee book.]—Stephanie Bange, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

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