The Secrets of Middle School: Everything You Need To Succeed (A Girl's World Guide) : The onset of puberty. The need to conform. The desire to find yourself. The awkwardness of dealing with the opposite sex for the first time. Enjoying being a kid, but wanting to be an adult. Wow - the tween years are tough! Toss in a healthy dose of tougher classes, more responsibility, and financial realities (affording the right fashions), and you have a potent combination for all kinds of troubling situations. That's why parents need Secrets of Middle School - the book that will help them understand and assist their budding adolescents through this tough transitional age and stage.