WIN The Double-Daring Book for Girls

Double-Daring Book for GirlsIf you loved the Daring Book for Girls, then I’ve got great news for you! Fantabulous authors YA Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz have just published The Double-Daring Book for Girls, which is chock full of how-to’s for the daring girl in all of us.

As a research junkie, I can’t even begin to imagine how much work it was to pull together all of this info… The Double-Daring Book addresses everything from how to dye your hair using Kool-Aid to the ins and outs of running a magazine. My personal favorites? How to conduct an orchestra (I’ve always wanted to know how to move the baton), how to get out of trouble (although in truth I could have used this one about twenty-five years ago), and how to say hello, good-bye, and thank you around the world (just a good thing to know!).

Here’s what Andrea and Miriam have to say on their website about what daring means for girls:

As we learned in the original Daring Book for Girls, daring comes in many flavors. It can mean seeking adventure and being bold when bold is called for. It can mean being confident and brave and saying yes to the good risks that life brings your way. It is true that some daring happens on a grand scale, such as rafting down a raging river, surfing monster waves, saving lives, or traveling on a worldwide expedition. But everyday daring, courage, and bravery are no less important, whether it’s trying something new, sticking up for someone who is being teased, or taking a small chance that winds up making a big difference.

Want to win a copy of The Double-Daring Book for Girls? Just leave a comment below about what daring means to you or write about a time you were daring in your own life, and you’ll be entered to win! Two winners will be selected on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.


  1. Kaitlin Said,

    April 15, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

    Daring means to take risks in order to achieve something that you really want.

  2. Megan Gistinger Said,

    April 15, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

    My name is Megan (13) and I am a true adventurer. The higher, the faster, the better. I love roller coasters or any other thrill ride. One of my favorites is the one I rode on Spring Break in Daytona Beach called the Sling Shot. It basically puts you in a chair then catapultes you 300 feet into the air rotating at you come back down. It’s hard to describe unless you see it in action. When I’m up there I’m not thinking about my parent’s divorce, schoolwork or any other problems. I’m just having fun. While I enjoy those rides, they don’t last forever and my other favorite thing to do is read. I read all the the time. I finished Harry Potter book 7 in three days, read all four Twlight books and have all the Daring Books published. I can’t wait for the new book release. Thank you for reading my comments.

  3. Eri Said,

    April 15, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    To me, daring means to feel comfortable with exposing your true personality, regardless of what others might think or say πŸ™‚

  4. Courtney Belyea Said,

    April 16, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

    Hi, Debby! Way to go with your positive blog… you are truly an inspiration! I loved the first daring book for girls- gotta get my hands on this! πŸ˜‰

    To ME daring is quite broad, it is my whole bane of existence. To me daring means embracing the unknown, your fears, taking chances, and doing things just because you can. Daring is defying the stereotypes that our peers label us in. It is being who you are and not caring what people think of that. It’s following your dreams and letting your heart take you where you must. It’s NEVER being influenced by fake and images the media and showing people what true passion and spirit is all about!
    DARING is experiencing life and taking advantage of the unique factors and opportunities that approach you in life.
    It can be simple things, big things whatever, it’s all how you look at it. Keeping true to your opinions & never letting go of what makes you… you.

    May love & many dares find you girls- never underestimate your power.

    I live by the quote: “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”-William Arthur Ward

  5. Aislinn Said,

    April 16, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

    To me Daring means to do something crazy, something outside your comfort zone.Daring people are scared, they have fears and many of them have them by the dozens. It’s to not be without fears but the pass those fears for hope of happiness or just plain thrill and excitement. To understand hurt and to felt it but want something else. Dare to be smart, is to try your hardest in school even if it’s not an A in every subject. Dare to have fun, be crazy, put on a play, dance around to your favorite band, build a tree house, play a made up game with friends. Dare to be different is to be your be yourself not just to be different, or odd. Daring to be Daring Girl!

  6. Jessica Said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

    To dare is to live. For real. Life is not worth living if you are never daring. Even though something may be uncomfortable or scary, it is all worth it in the end because you’ll learn something new, you’ll create a new memory, and you’ll stand head and shoulders above the rest. So, go on and live a daring life. I double dare you!

  7. Kaylan Murray Said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

    Daring for one thing is for girl’s. It can mean a whole lot, but it has to do with be brave,taking risks,being strong, and much more. You can’t be daring if you stay with your fears, you have to face them and go to being a daring girl. Daring is my favorite word.Daring, just when you say it,wow! IS all you can say. Daring, I’ve been daring alot too. Because is so strong and thrilling to face fears and can have good rewards too. Like I hate rats, but one day at the pet shop I saw rats they asked”Do you want to hold one?” I was scared but I held one. Now years later and I already have had 4 RATS!!!!!!So Daring can be scary with your fears but when you face them it could end up with something rewarding!!!!!!!I already have “The Daring Book for Girls” but used alot of money on buying it and I don’t have much left to get “The Double-Daring Book for Girls” so just hoping you could give me one in this give away. THANK YOU.
    Kaylan Murray 11 yrs old

  8. Iryna Said,

    April 20, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

    I have to say that everyone here has already said what I was going to say so I decided to be “daring” and wrote an acrostic poem:

    Doing things that scare you
    Acting totally original
    Risking something in order to get something else
    Igniting passions for things you never knew you liked
    Not following what other people are doing
    Going out and doing things outside of your comfort zone

    Good luck everyone and thanks for the contest!

  9. dreber Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 8:11 am

    I LOVE all of these replies! Here’s my definition of daring: To be daring is to take smart risks, trust in the universe, and live life to the fullest. It’s all about being in the moment! Thanks to all of you for commenting and sharing your thoughts!

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