On a scale of 1-5, this book receives a 5.
I wish there had been a book like “What About Me?” when I was 10 years old! Had it existed when my daughters were adolescents, life may have been easier for us. Vicki Courtney addresses the very issues almost every young girl faces in an easy-to-read style, as if they were sitting down together over a cup of hot chocolate. Each chapter has QR codes to scan that link to videos of real and darling girls answering questions like “What makes someone beautiful ‘on the inside'”?
The four chapters cover issues of:
Mirror, Mirror: Self awareness and what God says about inner beauty; accepting your body shape and appearance; not comparing yourself to someone else.
That Thing You Do: God-given gifts and talents; emotional ups and downs of this age group; problems with exaggerating to make ourselves more appealing; our worth is not tied into failures; handling middle school; dealing with pressure.
Get More Likes: Choosing God’s way or the popular crowd’s way; accepting who you are; those embarrassing moments; bullying, boys.
The Truth of the Matter: What does God think about you; feeling valued; being a princess and an heir; having a relationship with Jesus.
These are just the topics. Sprinkled between them are fun quizzes, relevant scripture, advice from high school girls, and most precious of all, “Letters to My Daughter” that say what most moms wish they could tell their daughters.
I have ordered three of these books to give my granddaughter and my nieces, who are 13 and 10. I believe reading this book can change their perspective about themselves and their world. It can solidify their relationship with Jesus and enrich their relationship with God. I wish I could put this book into the hands of every middle school girl.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from B&H Publishing in exchange for my honest review.