Thursday, September 4, 2014

10 Things for Teen Girls (You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.) [Review & Giveaway]

About the book:  The world is run by teen girls: parents of teen girls, teachers of teen girls, boys trying to date teen girls, feminists who want to empower teen girls, companies trying to sell things to teen girls, and people who have had it “up to here” with teen girls.   Chances are if you’re reading this, there is a young woman in your life for whom you desire the very best, and 10 Things for Teen Girls can help with that.
Based on student minister Kate Conner’s runaway blog post, this book answers a lot of important questions: Why should I follow my heart? Should I care what other people think of me? Why are boys only interested in my body? How do I handle my emotions? Am I beautiful? Am I enough? 

My thoughts: Got a teen girl? Or a 'tween girl? Or a girl? Well, Moms and Dads of girls need to read Kate Conner's on-target, get-in-your-face (and heart) book that gives you the low-down and a head's up on what your teen girl needs. So if you don't right now, this very minute have a teen girl, but you do have a "girl on board," this little book is right down your alley.

Initially, you'll see that these girls need to be told in words, actions, and deeds....
  • You are beautiful
  • You are valuable
  • You are enough
Its a hard, mean world out there and our treasures, our girls are vulnerable; and it is your responsibility, Mom and Dad, to protect, shape, and strengthen them. This is a great tool for parents to use to help instill in their daughters that they are of value. They belong to the King of Kings. They are not objects. And on and on....

Kate Conner has a delightful writing style replete with get-you-attention termanology and real "cool" humor. You'll laugh and you'll "Oh me" throughout. You'll wish your parents could have had a book like this when you were that teen. I'm not going to pretend and say I agree with everything she says, but by-and-large she is "spot-on" and she uses Scripture to back what she says.

While written for teen girls, you'll WANT to read the book so you can begin to understand and help that teen you love.

GIVEAWAY: One of Chat With Vera's readers has the opportunity to win their very own copy. Use the Rafflecopter entry form below. Open for USA addresses only. Begins September 4 & ENDS September 25 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. 
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DISCLOSURE: As a Family Christian Blogger, I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review. 


  1. she is so independent and speaks her mind.

  2. This sounds like a pretty interesting book.

  3. I have a 15 year old daughter. She has a mind of her own and is learning from her mistakes. ("friend" mistakes....nothing serious....but it feels serious to her) I bet I'd love to read this book and use as another "tool" in my toolbox. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  4. My daughters are all grown and now I have two granddaughters that both started middle school this year. It is such a hard age for girls (boys, too). Both of them have had a difficult time adjusting to bras. Going from the flat kind to the ones with a cup has caused a few tears.

  5. My first daughter always tries to figure out how something works...or she'll just make it up. I think she'll be an engineer one day. My other daughter is good at picking out her own clothes and looking stylish...for a 5 year old. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Looks very interesting! I would recommend this to a friend who has a teen daughter. Thanks for sharing on KidLit BlogHop this week!

  7. I have 1 daughter out of 2 boys & I couldn't be happier! She is only about 18 months, but she is so much different than her brothers! So sassy! I have a feeling my hands will be full when she gets older!

  8. I have four girls.. all very different.

  9. I'm so thankful for my little girls! Thanks for much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday at! Hope to see you again soon!

  10. My daughter has the heart of Jesus. Just the other day, one of her teachers asked her to pass out flyers for a Bible study they're doing at school. It made me so happy to know that she's a Christian at school, too.

  11. I'm really glad to meet an author writing for tweens and teens, Kate. You sound like you're an advocate for developing positive self-esteem in teen girls. In my chapter books, I try to do likewise. Hope we can make a difference! Flo Barnett

  12. What an excellent review, and looks like a book many teens, tweens, and adults should read. Young girls need to believe in themselves, and hearing that from sources other than those around them daily provide a good inspiration. Thank you from your words and thoughts.

    1. Thank you for your kind remarks about my review, Valerie. The author also has a book on the same subject written especially for parents and caregivers.. That, too, sounds like a great tool for parents. While we don't want our girls to become vain and puffed up, we do want them to have a deeply ingrained sense of worth. That best comes from know Christ as their Saviour and God as their Heavenly Father. We are worth Christ's sacrifice and Worthy is the Lamb that was sacrificed.

  13. Yep. I have a tween girl. I love that she believes in her heart that she can do anything she sets her mind to do. Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. This is a great review and I'm happy to learn abut the book.

  14. This book looks spot on, we will keep it in mind for the future years. Thanks for joining us on the Kid Lit Blog Hop

  15. Both my daughters have a very strong sense of self and are not afraid to stand up for themselves or for others. Thanks for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop.


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