About this book
The miseries of teenager-hood are explained in this highly accessible guide to the brain. Shortlisted for the 2006 Royal Society's Aventis Prize for Science Books. Ages: 10+.
Contrary to popular opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant louts they occasionally appear to be. Examining the ups and downs of the teenage brain, this book deals with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction or depression, and what lies ahead.