Thursday, July 31, 2014

Enough Review & Giveaway (#10things)



About the book
                     "You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough."
In a book based on her run-away blog post “Ten Things I Want to Tell Teenage Girls,” which garnered more than 2 million views in two weeks, Kate Conner calls us to action in Enough. We all have teenage girls in our lives who we love, whether it’s a sister, friend, or daughter. Kate has identified 10 things these girls need to hear today from someone who loves her.
Peppered with wit and laced with grace, Kate’s list tackles relevant issues like Facebook, emotions, drama, tanning beds, modesty, and flirtation. Woven into each chapter is a powerful message of worth that transcends age, and will touch the souls of women, young and old alike: You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.
A former youth-worker, wife to a college minister, and a young mom in her twenties, Conner stands squarely in generational gap, the perfect place from which to bridge it. Conner offers herself as a translator, helping you to speak your teenager’s language and equipping you with a fresh perspective from which to engage your teenage girl—one that may enable her to truly hear your heart (and your wisdom) for the first time since puberty.
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About the author

obtained from BHG

Kate Elizabeth Conner is a 27-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.

My thoughts

I don't have teenage girls in my house, but I have teenage nieces and I'm around a lot of teenage girls. I really wanted to read this book about 10 things we should be telling teenage girls because I wanted to see what the author wanted teenage girls to know. And I am glad to say that I was impressed instead of disappointed.

I love the way the author set up the book. Conner does an excellent job on writing about current trends such as tanning beds, media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, and being "natural". 

The author, Kate Conner, gives 10 things every teenage girl should know. The picture on the right is one that really hit home. I feel to often that girls (and women) feel that we aren't good enough. We feel that if we had this item or that talent, then we would be beautiful. However, this train of thought needs to stop! What you are right now is beautiful! This is what I am currently working on. I have a huge weakness in feeling that I will be beautiful if I keep improving myself. Right now I am telling myself that the woman I am today is beautiful. I want to make sure that I don't pass bad habits onto my children or girls I know.

Anyways, I definitely recommend reading this book and I hope you enjoy it like I did!

*open to anyone 18+ in USA or Canada
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1 comment:

  1. I would keep this for myself so I could read it to my daughter.