Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I Am More Than Just a Girl. Empowered. Informed. Equal. by Leah Oviedo

If any of you ladies out there are looking for a feel-good, self-empowerment book, this just may be the one for you! This self-help-like book challenges young women between the ages of 14-21 (though it is appropriate for older ages) to recognize themselves as the special people they are. Filled with tips for self-defense, to help you feel better about yourself, and various hotlines if needed, I Am More Than Just a Girl is quite the motivational read. Interspersed with some blank pages for doodling and reminding ourselves that we are more than "just girls," this book is sure to brighten up any low self-esteem day!

Though the book is recommended for ages 14-21, I would say ages 12 and up would be appropriate. The book does have some parts about sexual abuse that are probably not suitable for audiences younger than 12. It also touches on sexual orientation, suicidal thoughts, and eating disorders. But one of the (many) great things about I Am More Than Just a Girl is that is provides a list of hotlines for young women who my be dealing with any of the aforementioned subjects.

This books is an excellent confidence booster and even reminded me of what makes me special and why I -and all the other women in the world - deserve to be treated as such.

Happy Readings!

On the Shelf: As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

I'm Back...!'s been a while. The world seemed to catch up with me and take me for quite a roller coaster ride! As you can obviously tell, I have not reviewed books in a long time. But that doesn't mean I have stopped reading!

I hope everyone has enjoyed his or her summer and is looking forward to the holidays. I (finally) have some downtime, so I will try to continue blogging about more books. No promises, just very good intentions.

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