1. Preadolescence is a very awkward time period for a girl. They are not carefree children, nor are they angst-filled teenagers. Although the NYT only discusses the social anxieties of this age group, what is left unsaid is that this is the time period when girls often look their worst. Not cute anymore, but not sexy yet, as anyone who has ever been a tween girl can attest to, looking back at pictures from this time period is not fun.
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