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10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know by Kari Kampakis

Title: 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should KnowUltimate Truths

Author: Kari Kampakis

Publisher: Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN’S

Published: November 4th, 2014

Rating: 4/5

As the title suggests, this book contains some sound advice written in a way that it feels the author is there in the room chatting to you about it all. Written by a Christian, it does promote Christian values and this could put off some girls who do not share those beliefs. It would be a shame if that happens as it is full of great advice and covers a wide variety of topics very key to teenage girls regardless of their religion or lack of belief and gives clear advice on why people act in different ways and how to cope with so many of life’s dramas – starting with why it is more important to be kind than to be popular and going through a variety of others relating to boys, people peaking at different times  and others. My personal favourite is “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable” – so true!

The chatty format makes it easy to read, example scenarios are given and discussed, relevant quotes from the Bible reinforce the message and guidance and there are discussion questions at the ends of chapters which will make the reader think and could provoke some great conversations. I know quite a few girls who would benefit from reading this book – some to help them cope with the unkindness of others and others to help them become kinder and more caring as they grow up. I believe parents, close relatives or anyone working with or supporting in any way a teenage girl would also find this a very  useful book to share with her. I could also imagine this book being shared by girls in a Bible study group, with sisters or friends. Unfortunately, I also think the very Christian nature of the text may put some people off . . . .

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com     barnes and noble

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