Review: 10 Things for Teen Girls by Kate Conner

February 23, 2015

Title: 10 Things for Teen Girls
Author: Kate Conner
Publisher: B&H Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 978-1-4336-8291-9
Publication Date: August 1st, 2014

The world is run by teen girls: parents of teen girls, teachers of teen girls, boys trying to date teen girls, feminists who want to empower teen girls, companies trying to sell things to teen girls, and people who have had it “up to here” with teen girls.

Chances are if you’re reading this, there is a young woman in your life for whom you desire the very best, and 10 Things for Teen Girls can help with that.

 Based on student minister Kate Conner’s runaway blog post, this book answers a lot of important questions: Why should I follow my heart? Should I care what other people think of me? Why are boys only interested in my body? How do I handle my emotions? Am I beautiful? Am I enough? 

Teen girls have already heard the typical shtick about how they need to dress modestly, or how they shouldn’t care what others think of them, but it doesn’t suffice. Rooted in biblical wisdom and interspersed with candid stories of the modern teenage experience, Conner’s imparts common (and all too uncommon) sense.
As much as I hate to think about it, the littles is inching ever so closer to the preteen years and from there, it's a down hill plummet till eighteen. Yikes!

I'm always on the hunt for ideas to prepare myself and have advice on hand for when the time comes. So when the opportunity came along to review a surprise package of teen girls books, I jumped at the opportunity.

I had not heard of 10 Things for Teen Girls by Kate Conner before, but I have to say, I'm going to be looking for her work more often now. I could relate to so much to what she said and spoke about, granted, I am in my 30's and the same age she is, but her writing was so easy to connect with for any age. I wish, this book was on the market when I was a teenager. It had such a wonderful flow of information and insight, with perfect amount of humor. I was cracking up through this book!

This book also touched on some very important information that girls...well, any teenager, needs to understand, especially in today's social media crazed society. Touching on the importance of not turning Facebook into a diary and the drama that can be involved. Even with the changes in the last 12ish years, the emotions and the feelings are still the same, just different ways of sharing it.

This is a book I will be hanging on to and probably sharing with the littles when it's needed. It is a good one for parents of teen girls or for teen girls themselves.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Kate Elizabeth Conner is a 28-year-old writer, speaker, and first generation southerner who spends her days learning braille, counseling teenagers via text message, and adjusting to life in middle Georgia. She is married to a college pastor and has three impossibly beautiful children who only make her crazy 97% of the time. Kate authors a self-titled blog, which received more than three million views in two years, due in part to her viral post, 10 Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls. Kate writes about surviving parenthood, teenagers, and her twenties with her faith and sense of humor intact. She believes in music, coffee, and prose – and in all the world, nothing has taken hold of her like Christ.

Thank you to the Family Christian Blogger Program, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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