As this book title states, this version of "The Care and Keeping of You" is for older girls. It could very easily be used with girls approaching puberty as long as parents are comfortable with the several illustrations which I will mention later. I think the aspect I appreciate most about this book is that it not only presents the facts of the sexual maturation process, but also addressed other issues that accompany the emotional and social aspects that weave themselves into this very confusing growth period.
The girls' favorite aspect of this book was not so much the technical information about puberty, instead they really appreciated the "Help! Q&A" section at the end of each chapter. These (as well as other sections) give very practical options regarding how to deal with the common, yet uncomfortable or confusing situations in which they find themselves as their bodies, social interactions, and perspectives are changing.
Parents appreciated the last chapter, "Your Body, Your World" which emphasizes 1) the importance of girls making effort family to connect with their family, 2) selecting good friends/being careful with sharing personal information, 3) being strong enough to say no to bad choices, and 4) consulting with parents before making permanent and temporary changes to their hair or body. Above all they appreciated the fact that the book often directs the girls to their parents as safe people who typically have their best interest in mind.
The diagrams with which some girls and some parents may feel discomfort are found in "The Anatomy of You": 1) illustrations and correct terminology of female sexual organ/s, reproductive organs, and breasts, 2) clear illustration of how to preform a self examination of breasts, and 3) how to insert a tampon. I personally appreciated the last two. It is important for girls to take charge of their own health without feeling uncomfortable and the instructions that came with the tampon boxes weren't very user friendly when I was a kid (maybe they've improved, I don't even bother to look anymore).
The only con I can find in this book is that some very advanced and modern young ladies may find this book too childish for them. For parents with girls who are too sophisticated to touch this book, I'm sure there is a book better suited for their girls.