Sixteen-year-old Caitlin O’Conner seems like your stereotypical “good-girl.” But are appearances always true? Caitlin’s experiences may surprise you. With separated parents, a a sudden ‘in’ with the popular crowd, invitations to unsupervised parties and dates with the most sought-after boys in school, Caitlin has a myriad of choices to make.
Chronicling a full semester of Caitlin’s life, this book walks the reader through many decisions and their consequences facing teens today – including faith, trust, popularity, the value of money, purity, alcohol, and divorce. Honest but not graphic, this book forces the reader to question her own stance on these important issues.
Carlson describes Caitlin as a sincere, somewhat shallow, but basically typical teen from today. She gets good grades, has a solid friendship, and has the strong support of her family behind her, and yet she is seriously tempted by many things on which her footing was previously stable. Carlson shows how simple it is to allow our convictions to be swallowed up by our circumstances – and for that, this is a must-read for teen girls today.
To read an excerpt from Diary of a Teenage Girl: Becoming Me, click here.
I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review.