Saturday, January 24, 2015

Book Review: Catie Conrad: Faith, Friendship and Fashion Disasters


About the book:
Catie Conrad is a typical, tween, Christian girl and the humorous new voice in a series of books called "Desperate Diva Diaries" by author Angie Spady. The first book in the series for girls aged 9 to 12, titled "Catie Conrad: Faith, Friendship, and Fashion Disasters," chronicles Catie's attempt at normalcy with the school dance underway and her families surprising plans to spend spring break on an Indian reservation.

Conrad is a typical Christian girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. Between the upcoming school dance, a bratty little brother and his pet skunk, a big art competition and not to mention the school’s resident bully “princess,” her life is full of drama. The book is written in the popular diary format, as Conrad chronicles her life as a “wannabe diva,” and also includes her prayer journal. She learns that there is nothing the combination of her best friend and faith can’t get her through, and never ceases to recognize God’s hand in all situations.

In the first installment of “The Desperate Diva Diaries,” Spady demonstrates important lessons such as:
  1. Why you should love your enemies, even bullies
  2. How to keep a prayer journal and why it’s important
  3. Lessons from Esther: How to be brave
  4. Parenting with your tween’s interests in mind
  5. The importance of art and self expression
My Review:
While I may not have a tween yet I know that day is fast approaching and I don't want it to come here and not have some things prepared that will help my daughter keep her faith a priority while living in a world of selfish need to have pleasure now society.   

This book has typical tween drama but it keeps some on my values as priority such as prayer and a devotional life.   Two valuable life lessons I want my kids to use as they grow up!   

This is the first book in the series but I think my daughter will enjoy the series and be encouraged to be bold in her faith where ever she goes!   I always make declarations that she is spilling Christ's love every where she goes with wisdom and safety.   My daughters name also means to pause and reflect so I hope this book series will encourage her to think through all of life's choices.  


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