Reading level: Ages 12 and up
From the publisher:
In the fictional Diary of a Teenage Girl, sixteen-year-old Caitlin O'Conner reveals the inner workings of a girl caught between childhood and womanhood ... an empty life without Christ and a meaningful one with Him. Through Caitlin's candid journal entries we see her grapple with such universal teen issues as peer pressure, loyalty, conflict with parents, the longing for a boyfriend, and her own spirituality.
Follow Caitlin O'Conner, a girl much like yourself, as she makes her way from New Year's to the first day of summer -- surviving a challenging home life, changing friends, school pressures, an identity crisis, and the uncertainties of "true love."
You'll cry with Caitlin as she experiences heartache, and cheer for her as she encounters a new reality in her life: God. See how rejection by one group can -- incredibly -- sometimes lead you to discover who you really are.
I have read a few of books by Melody Carlson and have enjoyed them but Diary of a Teenage Girl ~ Becoming Me just blew me away. Ms. Carlson has been hailed as the "voice of teens" today and I have to agree - with this book she nailed it straight on!
It's been quite awhile since I've been a teenage girl but Ms. Carlson's book took me back to those days of growing, maturing, and trying to find oneself. It was absolutely amazing! I'd liken her to today's version of Judy Blume but Ms. Carlson far exceeds that comparison. She has been able to capture the essence of teenage girls, their triumphs and struggles as they walk the path towards womanhood and combine it with faith, love and Christian principals.
Diary of a Teenage Girl ~ Becoming Me is a wonderful book and I encourage you to read this. Share it as a gift this holiday season!
Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to read chapter one of this book.
Many thanks to Glass Roads Public Relations for sending me this book to review.