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      06.10.2010 13:24

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      Childish

      I used to read Shout magazine , . I would buy it when I was mayb e 12 - 13 and i'm now 17 and I find it very trivial and childish.
      I think it is a good magazine from 11-13 year old girls , but no younger or older because the 'real lfe' storys are very shocking , often with images.
      The 'cringes' cover about 4 pages in seperate parts of the magazine. Tghe cringes areb acctually quite funny , but very hard to believe. Some are repititios and you can't help but think that girls make them up gfor the possible £20 prize.

      'spycam' is a double page spread aftter the contents page , it features celebritys caught in weird and wonderful facial expressions and possitions with a caption and a callout. Its funny , but the images used are often seen in similar magazines.
      The best part of shout is the flowcharts. Often with out comes such as 'your disaster date is... pete wentz' etc.


      WORST parts of Shout magazine.
      The flimsy pages. The matt rather than glossy and rip easily. Shout also costs £2.50 , not ideal for young girls with minimal money.
      The free gift is usually some sort of cosmetic , and very quickly goes gunky and unuseable.

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      31.05.2010 19:35
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      A good mag for teens.

      A review on Shout magazine.

      ~Packaging and Appearance~
      Shout magazine comces in a plastic bag with the free gift contained inside (it is unattached to the magazine). The magazine is not full size - it is small so it can easily be fitted into a handbag and taken to places. It is not a glossy magazine; the cover and pages are matt and the pages are quite thin, a bit like Argos catologue pages (maybe a little thicker). Becuase the pages are like this, colour bleeding can occur and this makes pictures and photographs unclear.

      ~Free Gift~
      The free gift with Shout is usually a cosmetic item, and is often quite colourful. However, the make-up is usually quite poorly made and unless it is scented, has quite an unpleasant smell. The most decent items I have ever obtained from Shout as a free gift so far are 'Shine XS Lipglosses' (Issue 448) and Pic 'n' Mix Lipglosses (Issue 451).

      ~Content~
      When you open the very first page of the magazine you should get a flowchart on the left and a contens page on the right. Shout is packed with flowcharts of which are usually very entertaining. On the next page is 'Spycam' in which embarassing photographs of the celebrities are shown. These can also be quite funny. There are also four pages of cringes (however most of these cringes seem quite unlikely and are possibly made up) and one or two celebrity interviews. The best thing about this magazine is the fashion and beauty content. There is quite a lot of it and a large proportion of it comes from shops like Primark and New Look which is quite good as teens may be cash-strapped and on a budget. Plus there are also true life stories, some shocking, some sad, and some quite disturbing. Right at the end of the magazine are problem pages in which readers will write in with a body, mate or boy problem and the agony aunt Laura will answer. Personaly, I think it would be better is doctors and councellers answered the questions. On the very last inner page it advertises the next issue, and the slogan is 'Get it ore regret it' which, if I am honest, makes you want to buy it.

      ~Value~
      Shout sells for £2.50 an issue, which I think is an average price for a teenage magazine, although it could be cheaper. Of course, the gift is not free at all, you are paying for that as well as the packaging.

      ~Disadvantages~
      Although it is quite a good magazine, whoever writes it has a habit of saying 'like' a lot (eg. "It is, like, so stupid to wear tights with shorts in the summer!") which I think is a bit too American. Plus, the free gifts are usually bad value and the magazine is a little on the pricey side.

      ~Summery~
      An average magazine, quite good for teens who like fashion and beauty as it has a lot of it. Could be cheaper and gifts better value. Aimed at girls 11-13 (possibly 14) years. Any older and girls may think it is a bit simple and that there is not enough to read.

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      28.02.2009 00:24
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      A good magazine for young girls!

      After been a major fan of shout and not read it for a couple of years , I decided to see if I'd missed much! It was their new make over which grabbed my attention! I thought it looked quite childish but thought i'd buy it anyway.

      Although this magazine is aimed at 9-14 year olds , i would not reccommend a 14 year old to read it as it's rather childish.For example it covers about 4 pages just comparing celebs as to how alike they are.
      Each month a celeb is placed on the cover , then their interview is shown in the magazine.

      There are adverts in the magazine aimed at teenagers for example : Always , Tampax and new tv shows.
      It has gossip pages about stars that teenagers would like such as paris hilton , scarlett johanson and Jessica Alba.
      Shout lets it's readers take part in the magazine by printing their embarrassing moments and real life stories.I think that the real life stories are a scary read for nine year olds as they may be too mature for them to handle.

      Shout contains a few fashion pages using teenage models.The models in the magazine look normal and not too skinny.

      Shout reveals all the latest storylines coming up in popular soaps such as coranation street , eastenders , hollyoaks and emmerdale.
      Shout is packed full of 'flow charts' , such as 'can you keep a secret' and 'which movie star are you most like!
      In it's Beauty and fashion section it features products for a chep price. such as bracelets and eyeshadow.

      Shout has horoscopes! one thing i don't like about their horoscopes is the fact that it only says one thing such as ' Look for love with the letter L' and it's for the whole month! I also don't think the horoscopes are accurate , but 10 year olds might find them exciting!

      Shout used to feature a page full of competitions (usually about 8 different prizes were up for grabs) but now it only seems as though they only feature one competition per month.I prefered when there were lots of prizes on offer because it gave you more chances of winning a prize.
      Shout has a feature , where they relate celebs with the readers such as 'These celebs havn't always had it so easy! '.
      In it's beauty section it features a body part such as 'summer nails' and tells you how to make your nails look good!

      Shout also has a "fun" section where they print 'funny facts' or something like that!

      Shot also features someones real life story such as 'My boyfriend's and emo' and then they have a page where they explain what an emo for example is.This is important because it teaches kids that it can upset others my labelling them as emos , goths , chavs ect.

      Shout also has a page where it shows different types of for example shoes , such as trainers , sandles and wellies , you then have to pick which shoe you like the most and then it will tell you "what do your shoes say about you"

      It also features a photo of a celebrity and tells you how you can copy their style and where to buy the exact or similar clothes , shoes and accessories from at really affordable prices which is good because otherwise people who cannot afford designer clothes may get upset if they couldn't afford their favourite celebrity's outfit , but shout makes this possible.
      shout has a feature where they show celebs 'looking hot'(paris hilton is a regular in theis section ) and they also feature a page where celebs 'have lost the plot'.

      Shout also features quizzes about beauty , television , films , music , celebrities , and problems.

      The problem pages are a good idea because if someone has a problem but are too shy to talk to someone then they can write to the magazine.This also helps others if they see a similar problem , then they can read the advice.One thing I like about this magazine is the fact that unlike other magazines , it replies to all problems even the ones they don't print in the magazine.

      Shout also features on their problem pages websites and helplines such as childline and Anti Bullying campaign , which is good , because it informs young people that there are people out there who are trained to deal with problems , and are confidential.

      Shout has a page called 'Back chat - it's all about you! ' where readers letters are printed.One thing I don't like about this page is that it only prints about 2 or 3 readers' letters - the rest of it is how to get it touch with the magazine and a fact such as 'Did you know that every polar bear is a capricorn, as they are all born between late December and early January!
      There is a section in shout magazine which is 'just zip it' where it features silly sayings celebs have said.

      The last page talks about the next issue and when it's out in the shops to buy.It also says what the free gift is.Their slogan for not buying shout is 'Get Shout or miss out' which I think is tempting!
      Shout's free gifts are usually make up - eyeshafdow or 'sunburst bronzer'
      Within the back cover it has features you can buy for your mobile such as wallpapers , ring tones , games , animations , voicetones and videos , at a expensive price.

      For it's content I think Shout is rather exensive at £2.10.There are approx. 100 pages per shout mag.It doesn't take that long to read.You can buy shout from most newsagents and supermarkets.

      I think shout is a great magazine for 9-12 year olds but not above that age because it may appear as simple for teenagers! I give shout 9/10!
      Hope this review helps!

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        03.01.2009 21:12

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        A good reveiw of SHOUT!

        I think that Shout magazine is not lying when it says that it is voted the best teen mag in the UK! 'Shout' is very interesting and gives you all the latest gossip about celebs and their life. The magazine has true stories that people send in about their life (some of them are quite scary!) and you will laugh your head off with those embarrassing moments! If you are a teen girl and you like shopping, you will love the fashion pages! Sout also has alot of beauty secrets aswell! There are a few quizes in Shout that you can take to figure out if you are beauty queen or drama queen! And at the end of the mag, there is advice from Laura which I think is very helpful. There is advice coloums such as; Problems, A problem with mates, Boy trouble, and Body Talk! This Mag is the best ever and I think you should take a look! Sorry, I've got to go to the shop to get the latest copy of shout! It's not cheap but it is worth buying!

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        22.06.2008 12:20

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        GOOD!

        Shout magazine is a good magazine for teenage girls.
        It usually covers everything that the average teen would be interested in.....music, hair, boys, makeup, fashion, that sort of thing.

        The size of the mag is good, its small enough to fit into a teens handbag.
        Shout includes real life stories that show teens what other alike people are doing in their lives.
        It includes little quizzes throughout the mag, fashion ideas, "fit lads", celeb gossip and interviews.
        The front cover usually has a picture of a female celeb from England or America. The one I have read recently had a picture of High School Musical star: Ashley Tisdale. I don't know of many teenage girls that have enjoyed watching HSM, but hey it's something to put in their magazine.

        Our trans-atlantic friends feature quite a lot in Shout, like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, to which some teens probably aspire to be like.
        This magazine includes competitions to win stuff, and it comes with free junk with the mag.
        This is typcally makeup such as cheaply made lipgloss and mascara, its all good.

        In summary, this is an excellent mag that is similar to others like Sugar and Teen Vogue.
        Cheers for reading this! and rating possibly. :)

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        14.04.2006 08:56
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        Good magazine, you should buy it.

        I think Shout is a good magazine for teenagers. It covers lots of different aspects of teen life and makes a very interesting read. It includes sometimes shocking real life stories, articles about celebrities, embarrassing moments and is jam packed with lots of other fun things.
        On the front cover there is normally a big picture of a celebrity as a background and an insight into what's in that fortnight's issue. When you open the magazine there is a quiz on the left hand side which is good fun to do. When you look through the magazine you come across a lot of articles about celebrities which is sometimes annoying because teens don't always want to read loads and loads about them. There is a lot of posters in the middle which is quite good because you can cut them out and put them on your wall.
        Shout costs £2 and I think the magazine is quite good value for money because it certainly keeps me interested for a long time. It has quite a wide range of articles which will keep teenage girls of all different types interested. I would personally recommend this magazine.

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          18.12.2005 15:12
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          everything about shout is GREAT!!

          i collect shout all the time i think its great it tells u all u need to know about everything it tells you how u cold raise money for funds it has really funny embarrasing momments it has great quizes all the time it adds new things every fortnight its bold its wee so u can get it in ur bag.
          everything is brilliant about it.
          true stories r great and excitein and sometimes scary sometimes it gets u going yeah right but then other times u say yeah thats happened to me before like one issue a girl wrote a ghost was in her room it was watchin her and i thought yeah tht happens to me everynight there is a wee boy cryin out side my room.and i knew aswell other people would be thinking yeah its only imagination but its not its true and now i know it is!

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            13.11.2005 21:42
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            Too Old for young teenagers

            I am 13 years old and have been buying shout since i was about 11. i liked the articles that were printed and found it quite good, but the problem i have faced on so many acounts is the free gifts. Once i had a lipgloss that was out of date and smelt horrible, and an eyeshadow pallett that broke the first time i opened it after i got it out of the packet. when you tried to get the lid open, the glue was stringy and looked still wet. the products they give are poorly made and that put me off buying the magazine. Recently the layout has changed. it is smaller and very expensive. i feel it is trying to mimic the older magazines like Bliss and Cosmogirl. The price is £2.00 and i think that is too much for children to pay out of their pocket money. often the articles are too grown up and sexually orientated. Most of the articles are about fashion, and it gets very boring, along with the advertising. They have posters of half naked men and that should not be appealing to children that young. In the latest magazine i saw onteh front cover something like Girls Who Kill Themselves With Diet Pills' we shouldn't have to read things like this, a lot of the real life articles are too grown up and are quite depressing. it seems nowdays that you cannot get a decent Teenagers magazine without it being rude or explicet. Bliss and Sugar are too old for my age group, and yet i have seen multiple children of about 8 and nine looking and asking their parents to buy it for them. There are other magazines like Girltalk Animals and YOu, and DK Findout, but these all fall below my age categorie. Mizz is ok, but i think that may be changing a bit too. Why do these editors feel that it is ok to print these things in a teenagers interests it is not helping the growing problem of teen parents and things like that. i feel that some of teh magazines are overpriced and compared to adult magazines like Yours and Womens Weekly that my mum sometimes buy and are filled with pages and are only 1.40, i think this should change.

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              17.10.2005 08:45
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              well a bargin, nice, handbag size!

              my mum pointed shout out to me in the airport. it was a special price of 1.00 and you got a 200 and odd page magazine and a make up kit with 4 eyeshadows and 2 lipglosses. even though it is normally 2.00 i still think it is a bargin.
              on the front cover the word shout is written on the top in BIG PINK LETTERS. then it bullet points some of the things that will be in that certain issue, and finnaly there will be a big photo of the celebrity that is featured in the mag.
              there is loads of stuff inside it, from real-life stories to flowcharts, from problem pages to whats on the telly, from beauty and fashion tips to sneaky celeb pics!!
              i recently got another magazine called bliss but it fot 0 out of 10 compared to Shout!!
              i think that this is the best teen mag ever. the other day when i went to make a cup of tea, i came back and even my mum was flicking through!
              if i have not already swayed you, you also get a free piece of makeup, and i have used all mine up from that 1.00 issue already!!!
              xxx
              dominoA

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                26.06.2005 10:58
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                Being the parent of a pre-teen is hard enough at times without worrying about the content of the magazines my 11-year-old daughter is reading. Last week I was faced with the very disturbing image, in one of her magazines, of a young man barely wearing a pair of boxer shorts thrusting his nether regions at me. He must have had a problem in his pants because he had one of his hands in them. I have since taken the offending picture away from my child and it is currently under my pillow for safe keeping!

                Becca's favourite magazine is 'Shout', published every fortnight and priced at a very reasonable £1.80. When I asked her what initially attracted her to this magazine she replied it was 'cos of the free gifts'. Every issue has either an item of jewellery or makeup attached to the front. I must admit to being a fan of free gifts on magazines myself and have recently acquired 2 beach bags, a make-up bag, a pair of oversized sunglasses, green flip-flops and a 'one size fits all' boob tube - 'one size fits all', pah!!! So I can't really complain about her logic.

                This month Rebecca received a ‘brill bracelet’ and last issue she had ‘luscious lip gloss’. The only time I have ever had a problem with one of her free gifts was when it was a set of black eyeliner and mascara as I think she is too young for black. Also I had just run out of them myself so it wasn’t as if they went to waste. Naughty Mum!

                This magazine is great for dipping into as so much seems to be packed into it, I can’t see it not appealing to the majority of 9 to 13 year old girls. From dramatic true stories – such as living with an incurable illness, to soap news – catching up on all those exciting(!) storylines. Each issue has over 60 pages without too many adverts although I am sick of seeing ones for ringtones. There are always competitions and giveaways, which Becca religiously fills in but never sends off, so there is always plenty to read.

                Sometimes I still worry about the obsession of these types of magazines with being grown up and having boyfriends but according to my mother I quite liked this sort of thing myself at that age, I had thought I was still into Twinkle and Bunty at 11, not boys and periods.

                Within the problem pages there is a section each issue about periods, which I find has been a great help in exploring certain things clearly and concisely to my daughter. I find the problem pages quite informative too. The latest edition contains such problems as ‘I am frightened of starting high school’ and ‘I lied about my age’ (I was a bit concerned about the latter one as an 11 year old had told her 15 year old boyfriend she is the same age). The majority of problems posed, concern relationships with family and friends and how to get boys to notice them. Advice given is very helpful and sensible. Also featured is a page of health problems, such as ‘I wet myself when I laugh’ which I myself found particularly interesting and helpful!

                One of the many features in Shout is the flowcharts, one of them this month asked ‘Are you a cool kisser?’, where you answer yes or no to the questions posed (apparently I am!). There are also various quizzes to ascertain whether you are Orlando’s type of girl or not (I am – watch out Mr Bloom!). Each quiz or flowchart is very light-hearted and simple to follow.

                As with all these magazines there is a great deal of celebrity gossip and unfortunately Shout has now started to follow the trend of showing unflattering photos with sarcastic captions. I want my child to be happy and comfortable with her body and looks (she is gorgeous anyway), not to think that there is something wrong in having an outbreak of spots or a roll of fat around her tummy. Sometimes I think these magazines cross the line a bit.
                There are often posters of celebrities and pop stars, this week featured Ronaldo, Busted and Girls Aloud as well as song words from chart topping groups – this issue contains the well known song words from V with ‘Hip to Hip’, no I have never heard of them either!

                The fashion features are very down-to-earth showing normal girls wearing affordable high street clothes. There are very often articles on how to do your make-up or hair, which Becca and I enjoy trying out on each other, but it is never excessive or overly expensive.

                Now I have saved my favourite feature to last – ‘Most Embarrassing Moments’. These are collections of readers’ most embarrassing cringe worthy experiences and never fails to make me and Becca laugh our socks off. They nearly always happen in front of the readers ‘crush’, usually involve farting in inappropriate places or falling down. The best ones win prizes. What I like about them is the fact that these girls have chosen to share their mishaps with us all and I think it shows the ability to laugh at themselves shows others that it is quote normal to do silly things at times.

                I like this magazine as it is bright and cheerful filled with helpful advice relevant to my daughter’s age group. I think it is great value for money and definitely better for her to read than many of the others aimed at her age group. The mix seems to be just right. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to parents of daughters of a similar age.


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                  25.09.2002 16:56

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                  Shout has being going for quite a while now. I remeber reading it when I was in my pre teens and early teens. I only recently came across it again when my youger sister whos 11 bought a copy. Obviously the graphics and layout has been brought up to date but most of the magazine is the same as it was 8 years ago. This is a good thing as this magazine is aimed at young teens girls who are aged 10-14. It has information about sex but it isn't crammed with it like other magazines. It is one of the cheapest magazines on the market but in my oppinion it is one of the best. It is not as glossy as the other magazines on offer but this makes it more enviromentaly friendly. It has the best advice pages giving practical advice. It also has stories written by the readers.... on issues such as bullying, winning the lottery or family death. Things that other children can relate to. The best part which i think the young teenagers enjoy best is the embarrasing moments they usually have to pages full where reders get £10 for submitting their embarrasing moments. It also has quizes which i know my little sister loves doing and interviews with celebrities. i oftern borrow her mag to look at as i still find it a good read even at my age

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                  23.06.2002 23:20
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                  • "expensive for what you get"

                  Shout is a magazine aimed at teenage girls. It is a fortnightly magazine that costs £1.50. I think this is quite expensive for what you get, as there are some other magazines aimed at the same type of people that are much more lengthly and a better read. Shout's front cover is always brightly coloured and packed with what is in the magazine. It is a centermetre or so larger then your average magazine, and the pages are not glossy, they are thin. It features a covergirl or two, and every issue, there is a free gift. These free gifts can vary in quality. Sometimes, you can get a book or halfway decent eyeshadow set, but other times, you can get crappy silver jewlerry that turns orange after the first wear, or blue and yellow lipgloss, which nobody in their right mind is going to wear. When you first open the magazine, you will find a flowchart, which is basically a quick quiz which will tell you something about yourself, for example, 'Which Atomic Kitten girl are you?' or 'How fit are you?'. Shout likes flowcharts - there is generally about 3 in every issue, more if it's a quiz special. There are other quizzes in the mag too, which require a pen, and more thought than the flow charts. The first section in the magazine that you will come to is a celeb section, which includes songwords, interviews with stars, photos of stars doing stupid stuff,and celeb news. The beauty section of this mag is quite repetitive - every few issues they give you the same tips and advice for hair and body. I suppose the beauty section is aimed at younger girls, who are just starting to wear make up. The fashion section of this mag is good - each issue theres a few sections featuring different up-to-the-minute fashion. The clothes are moddeled by skinny models, and the name of the shop and prices are given. Occasionaly, Shouts readers model the clothes and give their opinions on it. In every issue, there is
                  a freebie section, with 2 double pages of giveaways. You dont evn need to answer a question to win them - you just fill in your details on the form provided, and tick which prize you want to win. I have won a couple of freebies since I first began reading the magazine, but nothing that decent. There are occasionaly competitions in Shout, but they haven't really got that many decent prizes. In every issue of Shout, there is 4 pages of problems, which would be good, if they didn't repeat the problem frequently. These pages arent that bad though, as you can get a personal reply from an agony aunt if you send an sae with your problem. Other pages in the magazine include: A letters page, which would be good, if there was any letters of interest on. This page is really boring. Overall, this magazine is good for younger girls, as older girls have more choice of better magazines to read. I think this magazine is good for girls aged 9 - 13 years, as it wont keep older girls occupied for long.

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                    23.05.2002 23:18

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                    • "rubbish gifts"

                    dont buy it. get mizz mag or sabrinas sercets - Advantages: true life stories, flow charts - Disadvantages: waist of money, thin pages, rubbish gifts

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                    22.03.2002 19:23

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                    I used to buy shout when it's was 80p so that was quite long time ago (3 or 4 years) then it was a innocent magazine aimed at 11 to 14 years old but now my god what did they do to the magazine? I was in a newsagent's a couple of weeks ago I was with my cousin who's 11. She wanted to buy the Shout. When we got home after she had read some of it I flicked through it. On the make over page they made a quite nice looking girl who's was a bit fat but still a pretty girl & made her look absolutly terrible & then on the problem page a girl had written something about being to fat but she felt she had to get thinner to get a boyfriend & the reply was be yourself but a few pages before that they were some very skinny models modeling some clothes. Geez every minute Shout is changing their minds First showing skinny girl & then telling a fat girl to be yourself. I can't blame the girl who wants to lose the weight to get a boyfriend if she keeps seeing skinny models all the time & now it's quite alot more expensive than it used to be.

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                    17.03.2002 21:00
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                    Shout is a magazine for teenage girls. It is full of beauty tips, reviews on top fashion and games etc, embarrassing moments, problem pages, and shocking real life stories. The best part of Shout Is that they have lots of fabulous hair and make-up tips. The worst part of the magazine is that they have lots of people writing in asking for makeovers. I like it when they are doing make-up, but the clothes make-overs are just quite boring. I have actually appeared in Shout myself, when I was 11, modelling for some of the clothes. It was so funny because when I went to the studio to try on the clothes and get made over, the clothes didn't fit me and they ended up safety pinning the back of the top together as heaps of material was left hanging off of me! The advertising in this magazine is quite...well I would say some of it is good, they advertise lots of good websites and music, beauty products, Etc... If you have a problem then you can write to Shout magazines own personal agony aunt who is willing to answer your problems individually if you contain a stamped addressed envelope in with your letter. There are lots of great competitions to enter, such as ones to win music goodies and chocolate selection boxes. All you have to do is tear out the slip, fill in the details and send it. One slip can enter you in for ALL of the competitions so at least that way you don't have to spend a fortune just on postage. The magazine is actually a bargain priced at only £1.40 and if you wait a little while then you might even be lucky enough to get an old issue reduced. Shout magazine comes out every fortnight on a Friday and is definitely a must read.. It contains serious topics such as eating disorders, drugs, alcohol and bullying. It also contains lots of fun things such as pop star interviews and how to make new recipes using lots of cool ingredients. In the last issue I read it showed you how to plan the perfect sleepover so I will definitely have t
                    o try and do that sometime! Most issues come with their own free gift such as a fluffy pen, gorgeous key ring, yummy lip gloss or a voucher for free jelly beans etc.

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