Monday, December 28, 2009

Girlz Just Wanna Be Loved - book review





‘Girlz Just Wanna Be Loved’ by Liz Walker is one of the best books for teenage girls that I’ve ever read. It’s the kind of book I wish was around when I was discovering myself and acting crazy. The target audience points towards girls who’ve had sex, whose friends are having sex or someone who is just thinking about it. Which is pretty much any teenage girl.


The design of the book is attractive; poetry, diary entries and letters are intertwined throughout. Girlz Just Wanna be Loved reads like a warm, loving conversation. Liz has also included blank pages to allow thoughts and feelings to be written down.

There are two things about this book that I absolutely love. The first is that Liz covers all the heavy subjects. With beautiful tone she discusses alcohol, masturbation, lesbianism, sleeping around, abuse, self-esteem, pornography, lust and many other teen topics. There is no condemnation and no judgment. Liz writes with a guiding hand, offering much friendship through her book.

The second thing I love is towards the end, there is a love letter which bought a tear to my eye. I’m not going to explain it to you - you’ll have to read the book yourself to understand what is so amazing about this love letter.

I bought this book thinking it won’t be too long before my niece will be at this age, and just around the corner my 8 year old will be a teenager. It is absolutely something I hope they will both read.

Girlz Just Wanna Be Loved is unashamedly Christian, although the Christian content is minimal yet undergirding which makes it a great read for any belief or religion. Liz weaves the perfect amount of personal disclosure into an informative resourceful tool.

For more information on this book and tools attached with the book click here .

4 comments:

  1. mmmm Seems interesting! Thanks for this review... it makes me want to read it and I will!!!
    Hugs

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  2. Thanks Thea.

    Hope you enjoy when you do read it Dulce

    :) xx

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  3. I reviewed this book on my blog too. I think it's great. I gave a copy to a friend who passed it on to her daughter. Her daughter rang to personally thank me she found it so helpful :)

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