WHY I CHOOSE THIS BOOK
I really don't remember what made me choose to request this book for review, but I'm glad I did.
Disclaimer: I'm not a mom, therefore I'm not the target audience, so my thoughts are more subjective than the average reviewer.
WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BOOK
I started this book on a Wednesday night, just after having a conversation with one of my tween friends at church. The conversation included her showing me her Instagram and breaking into a happy dance because her crush had voted on her story. It saddened me to see a girl - who should still be enjoying the simplicity of childhood - being wrapped up in the drama of social media.
Then I came home and began reading this book and cheered for it on nearly every single page. Y'all. This book is full of gold.
The book itself is bright, cheery, reminiscent of childhood, colorful, and interactive. It was late at night when I opened the pages, but it was so interesting I kept reading, and reading, and reading, even though I had only planned to read the first few pages. Two days later and I've finished the book.
This book is supposed to be read at the same time your daughter is reading Lies Girls Believe. In fact, this book includes a lot of the pages from the Lies Girls Believe, while giving the mom ideas of how to have good conversations with their daughters, as well as helping the mom see how she can model the various truths taught.
In addition to being full of truth, this book was also very interesting and kept me engaged as I read. It quoted the Bible a lot (in a different color and font which was pretty cool), added statistics, case study stories, and facts. If I had a tween daughter this is most definitely a book I'd want to go through with her.
There are twenty lies in the book, along with twenty truths to combat them. These lies/truths include a wide range of topics, from how to see God correctly, to body image, to bullying, to social media, to what it's like to be a girl (exploring topics like periods, etc...). The book covers tons of territory in just over two hundred pages and I was very impressed.
Y'all. This book was truly fantastic. Tweens these days are bombarded by so many lies, and the best time to teach them truths is right now. I highly applaud the authors of this book, as well as the publishers to work at getting this important message out into the world.
I’m giving A Mom's Guide to Lies Girls Believe five out of five stars – Moody Publishers was very kind to send me a copy of this book so I could review it.