10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know by Kari Kampakis

Book description:

These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter’s life.

When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled “10 Truths Young Girls Should Know,” the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and brings a Christian message to the hearts of both moms and daughters.

Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don’t have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security. Her ten truths include:

  • Kindness is more important than popularity.
  • People peak at different times of life. Trust God’s plan for you.
  • Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise, you’ll never stick to your guns.
  • Today’s choices set the stage for your reputation.
  • You were born to fly.

Fans of Kari’s blog and newspaper column will not want to miss her first book. Filled with practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion questions, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be.

My review:

This book is filled to the brim, pressed down, overflowing with wisdom to help our girls.  It doesn’t do the work of parental teaching, but serves as an encouraging voice that supports lessons parents should teach their daughters.

Growing up is difficult in any time, but girls today face more challenges than ever before.  Internal conflicts have always been part and parcel of the teen years, but now external conflicts are more pervasive and insidious than at any point in our history.  As a parent, it is overwhelming at times to guide a daughter to true peace and happiness.  Kampakis offers a guidebook.

A lot of times after I read a book geared toward teens, I pass it along to my daughter and say, “This is a good book, you should check it out.”  With this one, I said, “You have to read this book.  It will help you stay focused on what is most important.  Read it!”  The messages in it are not anything new or revolutionary.  They are ideas that I have tried to ingrain into my daughter already.  However, it is always a good thing to hear the same message from different sources.  I had to laugh at one point because the idea of peaking at different times is one that a dear friend talked about with my daughter.  The truth is, we don’t want to peak in high school!

I don’t have anything negative to say about this book.  It is a home run all the way!  If you want a book that will help guide your daughter to God’s best, this is the book for you.  Even if you don’t read it, get it for your daughter (or granddaughter or niece or the girl down the street) to read.  It can help encourage teen girls as they navigate treacherous waters.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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