July 5, 2010

A Girl’s Guide to Life by Katie Meier

A Girl’s Guide to Life by Katie Meier is a guide for teenage girls that covers the basics on growing up in a Christian way. I know we aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover and all, but this one was quite inviting. It suits the book well, and hopefully does get the attention of the target audience.

Book Description
A Girl’s Guide to Life offers girls a fun, healthy approach to facing their adolescent years. This complete resource helps teenage girls deal with all the traumas, dramas, and triumphs in their lives. The book is divided into Body, Mind, and Soul sections to address the relevant issues in each area of a young woman’s life. It’s "the" book for any girl wondering what’s happening to her body, soul, and mind during these crazy years.

Revised and updated to include information on texting, sexting, and the viral cultural in which teens live, this book will help girls navigate their way through what can be a very tumultuous time in life.

With conversations with real teen girls, a foundation on God and the Bible, and helpful tips and questions for the reader, girls will gain an encouraging and fresh perspective on their lives.

A Girl's Guide to Life offers teen girls a new approach to facing their adolescent years.

My Thoughts
I think that A Girl’s Guide to Life is a great guide for teenage girls. It might be a little difficult to get some to read, but with a little encouragement, it would be well worth it. The book covers topics that teenage girls need guidance on such as self esteem, romance, sex, peer pressure, and much more.

I also really like that the author wrote the book like it was directed towards the girl, in language they understand. Hopefully this gets the message across to those reading it, and makes them read it all. Teenage girls really do need better self esteem, and the encouragement that it is okay to say no to certain things if they’re not ready for it yet.

Another one of the important things I hope girls take from this book is that whatever they post or send to someone electronically is likely to be saved somewhere, and can (and often does) come back when least wanted. Thinking about sexting? Don’t do it! Thinking about posting a way too revealing picture on Facebook or Myspace? Don’t do it! You never know who will end up seeing it and where it could end up.

Overall, this book is a great guide for girls aged 12-18.

* Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Lucy said...

Such a shame schools can't have the kids read life books, it would be helpful.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Lucy. These are the things we should be learning along with math, reading and science.

Sheri said...

I agree with both of you, this stuff should be taught in school too.