I received a copy of 10 ultimate truths girls should know from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. First I will give you the book description from the site, then my thoughts.
These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter’s life.
When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled “10 Truths Young Girls Should Know,” the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and can reach the hearts of both moms and daughters.
Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don’t have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security. Her ten truths include:
- Kindness is more important than popularity.
- People peak at different times of life. Trust God’s plan for you.
- Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise, you’ll never stick to your guns.
- Today’s choices set the stage for your reputation.
- You were born to fly.
Fans of Kari’s blog and newspaper column will not want to miss her first book. Filled with practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion questions, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be.
About the Author
Kari Kampakis is a newspaper columnist, blogger, and former children’s photographer from Birmingham, Alabama. Her writing has been featured on HuffPost Parents and reflects her passion for family and God. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Kari holds an MBA and public relations degree. She and her husband, Harry, live in blessed chaos with their four daughters and a dog named Lola.”
I like the topics that she covers with the girls. I took pics but they didn’t turn out so well. So, I will type them out in the order and way they are in the book.
“The 10 Ultimate Truths
Truth #10: KINDNESS is more important than POPULARITY.
Truth #9: You were born to fly.
Truth #8: Today’s choices set the state for your reputation.
Truth #7: Chasing boys doesn’t make you cool. It makes you a nuisance.
Truth #6: You weren’t made to worship yourself.
Truth #5: People peak at different times in life. Trust God’s plan for you.
Truth #4: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise you will never stick to your guns.
Truth #3: Boys are visual creatures. The clothing choices you made affect the way they see you.
Truth #2: Pretty girls are a dime a dozen. Outer beauty attracts attention, but inner beauty is what holds it.
Truth #1: The source of all peace and happiness lies inside you. Learn to listen to the whispers of God over the megaphone of public opinion.”
There are places for the girls to write as they read / work through the 10 truths.
Honestly, I do not think the books needs me to say any more than the description and the list of the 10 truths. I think they speak for themselves. Our girls NEED to know these things. These are tings we need to be teaching them from an early age and reinforcing all through the teen years as they learn to stretch their wings and fly the way God intends for each and every one of them. This would be a great book for you to give a pre-teen or teen girl you love and you could even work through it with them – at least be available to talk to them as they learn new things or cover topics they have all ready learned about but are finding new understanding in.