Thursday, August 29, 2013

She's Twelve going on Twenty

I received a copy of SHE’S TWELVE GOING ON TWENTY: NURTURING YOUR DAUGHTER THROUGH THE TWEEN YEARS by Kim Camp from Thomas Nelson via BookSneeze.  Let me start by saying that no, I do not have a daughter yet, but I do have friends with daughters that age.  I also write young adult books, but would like to venture into middle grade.  I’d hoped this book might shed some light on those tween girls.

The book covers spirit, soul, and body, while bringing up the topic of how important it is to keep God in your life.  The writing is not dry, so it’s easy to look at the book as more of a novel.  You might not want to read it with your child, but I can see mothers reading it together to share ideas.  I recommend this for mothers who want to strengthen their relationships with their daughters. 

Something that greatly bothered me, though, was on page three when the other mentions the Disney movie AnastasiaAnastasia isn’t by Disney, it’s by Fox.  I know, because it’s one of my favorite movies.  That caused me to discredit the book, but I still enjoyed reading about different ways to connect with tween girls in today’s world.  

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