Overall, I think this book is a wonderful beginner’s resource for etiquette. And aside from the few gender specific topics, it is actually full of information most everyone should know! Etiquette is not often taught or used by younger generations anymore. However, on a couple of topics I felt the book to be either too conventional for modern times or the tone was in a register suited for “high society” rather than one that all social classes would be comfortable relating to. I believe there are some formalities that would be downright awkward in situations when a more simple, yet still polite, response is appropriate.
All in all, I think this book is a great discussion starter between tween / teenage girls and their parents or mentors. The idea is to instill a sense of dignity and respect for oneself and others – this book does that.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.