This review was written by my teen daughter A . All of the opinions are hers, and are honest. This post may contain affiliate links and giveaway instructions, please see my disclosure policy for more information.
If you have a teen daughter, granddaughter, or someone you love that is trying to navigate through these difficult years, this book is exactly for them. I follow Kate Conner through social media and her blog, and when I saw that she was writing a book just for teen girls I got very excited. Kate is a wonderful blogger and I could only imagine what her book would be like. The week it came out I went to my book store and bought the only copies of “10 Things” and “Enough” ( the moms companion) that they had left. Let’s just say that this book soon became a favorite of my daughters and she couldn’t put it down. I asked her write a review on the book for Family Christian, and she was more than happy to.
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” My mom gave me this book one Sunday after church. I read the front and back cover, I was hooked! It looked like something that could help me through my teen years. I read three chapters that day and really enjoyed a lot.
I love that she is speaking on my level, a teenage girl level. She wasn’t explaining or talking in a boring way, she was talking to me like I was her best friend.
What stood out to me was how she was explaining that we are perfect the way we are. That we don’t have to keep wishing we were different. For example, I wish I was thinner, I wish my hair was straighter, I wish my legs were longer, and more.
She said that GOD made us the way we were, perfect. You don’t have to be super model skinny, Just exercise regularly, and eat well. Real advice.
My personal story with this book is when Kate was talking about girl drama. There is girl drama no matter where you live or how old you are. I’ve had enough drama of my own, and she guides you how to go through it, ignore it, and basically how to not be a part of it.
I would recommend this book to every teen or even pre-teen girls. This is not your old-granny ( Her words, ha ha.) explaining things. It talks about boys, modesty, girl drama, social media, smoking, your personal life, family, PMS, emotions, and everything a teen girl survives through in the 21st century.
This would be a perfect Christmas gift.”
I tweeted @kateeconner and she retweeted my tweet.We were excited! Here is the tweet.
— Alana (@futurehopecom) August 3, 2014
There is a moms companion book that I mentioned above. It is “Enough” by Kate Conner. This is great to read along with as your daughter as she reads “10 Things”, then you can have dicussions about what you’ve read. It opens up the doors for those difficult discussions you may have been trying to find the right time for.