This magazine-style book mixes words of wisdom from Moore with pictures, quizzes, surveys, scripture, and more to help girls ages 12-16 live based on God’s truth about them as opposed to the world’s false messages.
Features in each chapter include: Q & A with Beth (taken from adult book but written to appeal to a younger audience), Sweet Notes (scriptures that pertain to the chapter’s subject), Your Stats (a survey/poll of what girls think regarding the subject), Interviews with real girls (and a few teen spokespeople), a quiz to help girls gauge where they are, Bible characters with similar issues, and a wrap-up section for discussion with a friend or in a group.
Girls will have fun reading about boys, fashion, the media, gifts and skills, competing with other girls, and how they can live as secure girls despite the distractions from the world.
This is a very engaging book for teen girls. It is colorful with a lot of pictures of teen girls and their comments and observations about issues common to teen girls. I really liked the way a lot of different types of girls were represented. My favorite part was the way Moore took women from the Bible and shared their story in a status update. It was short, simple, and to the point, but it brought their story to life.
As a parent, I enjoyed reading through the book because it helped me see some issues through different eyes and also gave me ideas for different ways to share lessons I try to share with the young women in my life. Two books that Moore shares with her readers – I’m No Angel by Kylie Bisutti and Popular by Tindell Baldwin – I had read previously and noted that they were very good tools to use with our girls. The lessons included in those books and in this one can not be repeated enough.
The only small criticism I have is based on feedback from my girl. She wished there were more choices in the quizzes and felt that some of the choices didn’t quite fit her.
This is a great book for anyone who has a teen girl in their lives and would make a great gift. It is a great tool to open the doors of communication.