Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Book: Diary Of A Teenage Girl - Becoming Me

Author: Melody Carlson

Becoming Me
(Caitlin # 1)

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. Readers will laugh and cry with Caitlin as she struggles toward self-discovery and understanding God's plan for her life. And they'll be deeply moved by her surprising commitment regarding dating.
My Thoughts: When I opened the book and started reading, I thought wow this is going to be chore trying to read all of these diary entries. Once I started reading I totally forgot that I was reading from a diary. I was totally engrossed in the story that I had to turn back the pages to find out what day I was on. As the story unfolded I reflected back to my own teenage years and the events that occured in my adolescence. I could totally relate to Caitlin as she tried to find her way and who she was and changed who she was trying to fit in with the popular kids.
As Caitlin discoveres who she is as a person along the way she dismisses the childhood friendship of her best friend Beanie in order to fit it with the popular group. She befriends Jenny only the most prettiest, popular, cheerleader in the whole school.
She discovers she has a crush on Josh Miller, only the cutest and most popular boy in the whole school, but there is one problem he is the boyfriend of her new cool friend Jenny. What a dilemma this will be. How can she hide the feelings she has for him while maintaining her friendship with Jenny and not letting her find out.
Join the journey with Caitlin O'Conner as she struggles to fit in, tries to reconnect her broken relationship with her childhood friend, endures heartache and pain in her own family, battles with forgiveness, and discovers love. Even though she encounters a number of problems, it is during this time she finds a relationship with God and uncovers things about herself she didn't know existed before.
I loved this book and I know you will enjoy reading it. For more information about the book or to order your copy today, please visit http://www.melodycarlson.com/diary.shtml
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review courtesy of Glass Roads Pr in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way. Any and all thoughts expressed were solely my own.

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