Bork Reveals the Real Deal about the Facts of Life (For Boys Only!)
By Terri Shearer Trenchard

I can remember many years ago searching the book store for books to give my daughter about puberty and such, things that we talked about yet I wanted her to have the books so she could read when she didn’t necessarily didn’t walk to talk to mom.  And there are times when they don’t want to talk to you and will not talk to you about the changes that they are going through.  I was a young girl once too; all moms were even though our daughters cannot see us that way or even begin to think we understand what they are going through.

But I also have a son that is 14 and he just started high school.  He is going through puberty and I can hear the changes myself with his voice and good golly I just bought him new shoes yesterday and they were a size 10!!!  I’m not ready to talk to my son about sex and I’m sure he doesn’t want me to even approach the subject.  Sure sure we talk about things but nothing even remotely about how girls and boys are different and how he should run when he hears, “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.”  Ha ha!  I tease. 

I was tickled PINK when I received a request to review a book for BOYS!!!!!  I really did dance and jump at the chance!!!  When it arrived in the mail I walked into his room and obviously placed it on his pillow.  Subtle huh?  I can tell the book is being glanced at and that makes me happy.  I will give it a few more days before I bring up the subject and hopefully we both won’t be embarrassed to death!!!

Book for Adolescent Boys Uses Humor and Straight Talk
to Explain Puberty, Sex, Reproduction and More

Adolescent boys and parents needing to learn about, or explain, the sometimes awkward topics of sex, puberty, physical development and more will benefit from a new humorous and fact-filled book written by an expert in teaching, human development, mental health and children.

Bork Reveals the Real Deal about the Facts of Life (ISBN 9781466427846, paperback, 69 pp., 5 ½ x 8 ½, $12.99), gives pre-teen boys the essentials about the facts of life.

Author Terri Shearer Trenchard discusses the basics from shaving and voice changes to sex and reproduction in a fun and relaxed way, covering exactly what boys need to know, when they need to know it.  A strong believer that knowledge is power, the author equips readers with the easy-to-understand facts about what pre-teen boys are experiencing, and discusses the physical, emotional and social developments and changes common to all boys during puberty.

Through interactive “Real Deal Action Challenges,” main character Bork leads boys on an engaging journey, allowing them to address questions in a real, fact-based manner.  The book’s amusing and edgy style will appeal to boys ranging from nine to 12 years old.

Educators will find the book complements sex education courses often taught in the upper elementary classes at school, while parents, pediatricians, librarians and counselors will find it a beneficial resource.

Whether introducing these topics for the first time or reviewing these all-important matters, parents will appreciate the author’s unique and careful approach to covering the basic facts of sex and reproduction while avoiding the values and judgments that often accompany these topics.

“Terri Trenchard has done a superb job of filling a much needed gap for adolescent boys,” says Karen Hennessy, registered nurse practitioner.  “Boys will love his quirky, straightforward wit that navigates them through the uncertain and awkward territory of all the changes that occur in their bodies.  Bork is a must read for every young adolescent boy, parent, school counselor, and health care professional.”

Author Terri Shearer Trenchard has a master’s degree in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s with a concentration in Psychology from Bucknell University. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with her husband and their two children.

She is currently developing a similar title, “Corky Gives the Whole Scoop about the Facts of Life” for girls, as well as additional titles about topics of interest to young adults, including summer jobs and college.

The book is available at CreateSpace or  More information about Bork Reveals the Real Deal about the Facts of Life or the author Terri Shearer Trenchard can be found at

**I wasn't paid to post this, I was sent a FREE copy of the book so I could tell you all about how awesome it is!**


Chris said…
Michelle, Thanks SO VERY MUCH for sharing your review of this book! I'm heading right over to Amazon to check it out now. As a dad, talking to a teenage boy about that stuff certainly isn't any easier than a mom talking to her daughter. He doesn't want my help learning to shave (apparently learned that on youtube too) and the thought of a sex talk with him has made me cringe for two years now... All I got as a boy was to not bring anything home that I couldn't return...
Supermom said…
*gasp* Learning to shave from youtube?? What about your right of passage showing him the ropes????

So, did you like the book?? I'm curious to see what a dad thinks.
Chris said…
Had to get our Amazon info from my lovely bride... ordered the book yesterday and should be here sometime next week. I'll give you a further opinion after I read it.
Supermom said…
SWEET!!! Look forward to hearing your opinion!