The food analogy is useful for understanding the differences between a male and a female brain - - and, yes, there really IS a difference! Guys are described as waffles because they compartmentalize things – put things in “boxes” much like depressions in waffles – and focus on one idea at a time. Girls’ brains are more like spaghetti, not because they’re all tangled up in a bad way, but because all their thoughts, ideas, and emotions tend to be interconnected, like the strands of spaghetti on a plate. Chad Eastham uses this analogy very effectively in his explanation of why guys and girls do things they way they do.
Bible verses are given at various points throughout the text to emphasize or illustrate a point. The author also includes letters from readers, short stories and a few jokes to liven up the text. Although this is a chapter book, there are some pencil sketches and cartoon-like illustrations. There is a study guide at the end of the book that relates to each separate chapter. Questions are asked that pertain to the text and blank lines are given for answers.
What I Like: Everything. This is a book that every young person should read. It’s written from a Christian perspective, but it has a lot of biological background that explains fundamental differences between boys and girls.
What I Dislike: The only thing I don’t like about the book are the handful of typos I found in the text. They are minor ones, but they are there.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: Young adult.
Publisher Info: Thomas Nelson, 2009 ; ISBN: 9781400315161; Paperback, $12.99.
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Special Info: Visit Chad Eastham’s website. Visit Bill and Pam Farrel’s website.