10 ultimate truths girls should know

Kari Kampakis, 1972-

Book - 2014

"These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter's life. When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled "10 Truths Young Girls Should Know," the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and can reach the hearts of both moms and daughters. Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, ...rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don't have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security. Her ten truths include: Kindness is more important than popularity. People peak at different times of life. Trust God's plan for you. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise, you'll never stick to your guns. Today's choices set the stage for your reputation. You were born to fly. Fans of Kari's blog and newspaper column will not want to miss her first book. Filled with practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion questions, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be"--

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Published
Nashville : Tommy Nelson, an imprint of Thomas Nelson [2014]
Language
English
Physical Description
xvi, 204 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9780529111036
0529111039
9781480670945
Main Author
Kari Kampakis, 1972- (author)
  • Popularity
  • Confidence
  • Reputation
  • Interacting with boys
  • Self-worship
  • Perseverance
  • Patience
  • Image
  • Inner beauty
  • Self-talk.
Review by Booklist Reviews

What began as a series of blog posts became a viral phenomenon that led to the creation of this book-length compilation of posts. Kampakis' "10 truths" are targeted toward adolescent girls, and although the observations are rooted in Christianity, many of the messages will be accessible and relevant to girls of all backgrounds. Kampakis' strong, universal assertions include her beliefs that "kindness is more important than popularity" and that "people peak at different points," and she encourages girls to "get comfortable with being uncomfortable." Certain chapters, especially a pair on boys and sexuality that heavily promotes an abstinence-until-­marriage lifestyle, have a more overtly religious tone, and there are biblical passages sprinkled liberally through the text. The book has a journal component as well, but the questions posed in these sections will be equally useful in discussions. Kampakis does not talk down to her audience, making this a highly readable guide, and no doubt the many readers of her blog will be eagerly awaiting this release. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7–10—Aware that adolescence can be an overwhelming time for girls, Kampakis has created a version of the 10 commandments for teens. She lays out her ultimate truths ("Kindness is more important than popularity"; "You were born to fly"), covering a different one in each chapter ("Confidence," "Reputation," "Patience," "Inner Beauty"). Written from a conservative Christian perspective, the text supplies biblical references to support each truth. Kampakis discusses why each of these topics is an important part of being a girl and how complete acceptance of God's plan is the best path to future happiness. The advice is reassuring and encouraging and the writing accessible, but the book only addresses Christian readers. The chapters on interacting with boys promote "The Rules"-like dating behavior ("If you want a boy to court you, don't make it too easy. Let him work a little…"), but it's a standard message in conservative circles. Kampakis's well-written, big sisterly advice will certainly resonate with some readers but will leave others out of the discourse entirely.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta [Page 152]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A full-length reference built on the author's 2013 blog shares faith-based advice for teen girls on how to manage adolescent challenges ranging from cliques and bullying to popularity and destructive social media messages. Original. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter's life. When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled "10 Truths Young Girls Should Know," the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and can reach the hearts of both moms and daughters. Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don't have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security. Her ten truths include: Kindness is more important than popularity. People peak at different times of life. Trust God's plan for you. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise, you'll never stick to your guns. Today's choices set the stage for your reputation. You were born to fly. Fans of Kari's blog and newspaper column will not want to miss her first book. Filled with practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion questions, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter’s life. When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled “10 Truths Young Girls Should Know,” the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter’s life.When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled “10 Truths Young Girls Should Know,” the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and brings a Christian message to the hearts of both moms and daughters.Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don’t have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security. Her ten truths include:Kindness is more important than popularity.People peak at different times of life. Trust God’s plan for you.Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise, you’ll never stick to your guns.Today’s choices set the stage for your reputation.You were born to fly.Fans of Kari's blog and newspaper column will not want to miss her first book. Filled with practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion questions, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

These ten simple truths can build one big change in your daughter’s life.When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled “10 Truths Young Girls Should Know,” the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and brings a Christian message to the hearts of both moms and daughters.Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don’t have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security. Her ten truths include:Kindness is more important than popularity.People peak at different times of life. Trust God’s plan for you.Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Otherwise, you’ll never stick to your guns.Today’s choices set the stage for your reputation.You were born to fly.Fans of Kari's blog and newspaper column will not want to miss her first book. Filled with practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion questions, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know is a timely and approachable list of guidelines that will help young girls navigate a broken world and become the young women God made them to be.