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By Wayne Martino

Honest and actual, this booklet bargains a revealing examine the lives of minor boys as they contemplate their lives and confront the real and arguable concerns they face as little ones this day, from intercourse, pals, and activities to medicinal drugs, track, tuition, and relatives. They clarify what the foundations are, confess how they holiday them, and discover the secret of what is really "cool."

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I think with friends you don’t really care because there’s a couple of friends of mine who are rather podgy and when we go swimming or go to the beach we always pick on each other’s belly flab, but we don’t really care so much. But I think beneath it we sort of say we’d better get rid of that before next summer. I think girls experience the same thing, they don’t want to see fat. They don’t really mind being extremely thin whereas guys do. With girls, even if they don’t have much body fat, even if they’re very thin, they still consider themselves fat.

I had someone that I wanted to talk to who actually understood. I realised what I was doing with drugs and drink was wrong and that Nath would not want to see me like this. I got off the drugs and started to look on the up side of life a bit more. Sure, I still grieve and can still ‘lose the plot’ sometimes, but my life is now back on track. And anyone who talks about getting a ‘hotted up’ car, I tell them not to bother. MATT 18 So this chapter is about guys taking risks. Why do they take so many risks?

CHRIS 16 GIRLS CAN BE QUITE picky about the way that they judge guys. Like girls will say, ‘Oh my God, he’s got a pimply face, he’s probably a real prick’. They sort of grade the guys from their looks instead of their personality. MICHAEL 13 30 BOYS’ STUFF I THINK WATCHING ‘BAYWATCH’ and programs like that you see a lot of guys with great bodies. You generally don’t want to be seen as the ugly one. I think with friends you don’t really care because there’s a couple of friends of mine who are rather podgy and when we go swimming or go to the beach we always pick on each other’s belly flab, but we don’t really care so much.

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