The Make-Over: A Teen's Guide to Looking and Feeling Beautiful, by Jane Parks-McKay (William Morrow: $10.95).
This book promises to stand out amid numerous beauty how-to books because the reader is taken along on a personal journey.
It is based on the author's teen-age experience in overcoming a negative self-image before changes she wanted in her outward appearance came about. To make this transition, the reader is given written exercises to challenge previously held beliefs about self-image, goals and time priorities.
Sections on diet, exercise, wardrobe, grooming and poise do not present anything new or unique, but are still worthwhile. A chapter on makeup includes easy-to-follow diagrams emphasizing simplicity and enhancement, not camouflage.