Blame My Brain

I will also be giving away a copy of Blame my Brain, so stay tuned.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publication Date: 02nd May 2013
Publisher: Walker Press
Paper back ISBN9781406346930
Pages: 200
Age Group: 12+


Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant – frankly, spotty – louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. Nicola Morgan’s carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing 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.

My Review:

You need to read this book. Teacher, parent, aunt, friend, sibling, teenager, human…it doesn’t matter who you are; you need to read this book.

Blame My Brain has been short-listed for the Junior Aventis prize for science-writing and is internationally acclaimed. Morgan wrote a book about the teenage brain for teenagers. We get labelled diagrams, a reading emotions test, a risk taking test, scientific explanations and even stories exampling: depression, sleep, taking risks, sleep, diet, male/female brain and so much more help to aid the scientific theory and make it relevant for teenagers.

The stories outline a typical teenage reaction followed by scientific theory and how to alleviate the problem.

If you practise something, like tennis, that your brain may rehearse the actions while you’re asleep that night and if you go to play tennis the next day; you could be better at it.

In the reading emotions test I found out that when this test was done on teenagers and adults all the adults got it right. About half of the teenagers got it wrong!

 Oh and did I mention brain bars? Your brain needs proper food to function, go to Nicola’s blog and get the recipe for these bars. Nom! 

By Michelle Moloney King

Artist. Poetish.

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