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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dear Mom by Melody Carlson (Book Review)

Title: Dear Mom: Everything Your Teenage Daughter Wants You to Know But Will Never Tell You
Author: Melody Carlson
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7491-4
Genre: Christian Living
Available: Now
This book was provided to my by Staci at RandomHouse for blog tour.

First sentence: I know you watch me sometimes, especially if you think I am not looking.

This was a very cute book, but oh-so-true. It is written as a teenage daughter's letter or book to her mom. She lets us into the inner workings of the teenage girl's mind and heart - some place where we might have been once, but no longer remember. (or maybe our memories are just skewed!) I wish I would have had this book a couple of years ago. Many parts of it could have been written by either my 16 year old or my 14 year old daughters! I will also admit that my own daughters have pointed out some of the very same thing that the girl in this book does!

She addresses everything from self-esteem, talent, fashion, peer pressure, boyfriends - and the list goes on and on. I cannot recommend this book enough for every mom who has a pre-teen or teen daughter! It wasn't like it told me anything I didn't already know or should know based on my own daughters, but sometimes we all need a little reminder!


Vanessa said...

I live in fear of the day my daughters become teenagers. T minus 9 years and counting... this sounds like it would be a great read.

ibeeeg said...

I need to remember to check into this book. It does sound very interesting as I am a mom of 4 girls (13,12,9 and 2)

I have tagged you for the Meme: Favorite Things.
I hope you will play along.
Here is the link:

teenage daughter said...

i got this for my mom mand i read it b4 i gave it too her. its amazing the title suits it perfect! she loved it too!


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