From The Girls' Book of Love
Welcome to The Girls Book of Love. Im
glad to be able to provide you with this collection of quotes,
stories, poems, song lyrics, and facts about love to help
deepen your understanding of love. The women and girls in
this book have been in love. Theyve felt the exhilaration
of crushes, lived through the disappointment of rejection;
theyve ridden the whole roller coaster of relating.
Along the way theyve learned what works, what doesnt,
and when to let a relationship go. They know the difference
between infatuation and a deep connection. They know what
lasting love requires, and what it gives back. And theyre
happy to share this all with you!
When I was a teen, I was pretty clueless about romantic
relationships. After flipping through ads in magazines and
seeing television shows, I assumed that love amounted to
a blissful, floaty sensation. (Sometimes it does. . .but
there is so much more.) If I had known then what I do now
about real-life love, I would have been better prepared
and had different expectations. So I hope this book will
do this for you: that it will shine a light on the mysteries
of love and gives you an idea of its possibilities.
The Girls Book of Love is focused on the emotions
surrounding the pursuit of romantic connections. Its
not meant to help you snag a boyfriend or learn how to flirt
but to give you a greater appreciation for what love is
and how it might affect you. Its a celebration of
love balanced out by a little practical advice and some
reality-checking. Its intended to give you a glimpse
into the intense feelings of having a crush, the letdown
of being attracted to someone who doesnt like you
back, the comfort of being with a long-term sweetie. This
book is an optimistic yet realistic picture of what love
could hold as you explore it in the weeks, months, and years
Each chapter includes a mix of several elements, including:
Cool Quotes. Let the actors, singers, writers, and
other women and girls quoted at the beginning of each chapter
enlighten you on everything from crushes to first dates
to soulmates. Need a little wisdom on just being friends
or how to cope with being dumped? Just flip to the right
chapter for some comforting thoughts.
Guys-Eye View. Wonder how boys and men feel
about love, and whether they see things as you do? This
section presents profound, sappy, and entertaining reflections
from the other half of the population.
True Stories. Once youve read some of the quotes,
delve into a few true tales. This section features stories
about asking guys out, taking drivers training with
a crush, and more. Some of these stories will give you a
warm fuzzy feeling, while others will get you thinking:
Could that happen to me? or How would
I feel in that situation?
Love Poems. For some reason, being in love makes
people want to write poetry. The poems in this section express
devotion, what it feels like to be nuts about someone, disappointment,
Romantic Lyrics. Youve probably heard lots of songs
about love. Read here for some of the best love lyrics written
or sung by women.
Quick Lists. Check this section for love data such
as girls favorite romantic movies and places to go
Fascinating Facts. These survey findings, trends,
and trivia about love are waiting for you at the end of
most of the chapters.
Whether youre new to the notion of love or into the
nuts and bolts of dating and relating, I hope this book
will be a great help as you move from girlhood to teenhood
and beyond. I hope it inspires you to reach for loves
greatest heights and empowers you to embark upon the road
to true love with all the key toolsunderstanding,
awareness, and anticipation!