Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book.
American Girls, by journalist Nancy Jo Sales, is the result of a two-and-a-half-year investigation into how social media is shaping the development of girls in America today and, by extension, what this means for fostering self-esteem and self-respect. Sales interviewed more than 200 subjects, girls ranging from 13 to 19 years old, querying them on the new social norms that have been set by the explosion of social media over the last five years and how this plays out in their daily lives. Sales traveled to 10 states across the country and spoke to girls from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. She discovered that the effects of social media on girls of all strata are startlingly similar: The steady stream of online interactions has drastically changed the way girls conduct and, more importantly, conceive of and value themselves, often to damaging effects.
Girls coming of age....
Inside this Instaread summary of American Girls:
Is there anything you would change about this book?
I would slow down the speech. It's too difficult to take notes.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
How could the performance have been better?
Slow it down
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?