"I hate Angela and I wish she would move away tomorrow!" "I get so worried when I hear my parents fighting at night." "My mother thinks my crush is silly. I know I am in love!" "I have so many questions about growing up. Who will answer them?" "I feel so awful when Jake makes fun of me." "When I grow up I going to remember how to have fun with my kids and never look away."
Growing up is tough. Adults don't always understand you (even though they were once kids), and children today face increasing pressure to be, look, or act a certain way. Written in the voice of a girl on the cusp of becoming a teenager, her diary takes us through Sixth and Seventh Grades,The Truth provides young girls with an opportunity to see how a girl, who is in many ways like themselves, handles her toughest problems and most personal thoughts. Each new page brings forth a discussion to help girls handle everyday problems: How do you survive a bully? How do you handle a crush on a boy? What can you do about relentless teasing by your peers? What really matters as you grow older?
In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, I encourage tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood. A great book for mothers and daughters to read together, The Truth is aimed to improve communication, understanding, and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom.
This book is published by Sky Pony Press. The sequel, Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen will be out in January, 2015, also published by Sky Pony Press.
Here I will be sharing parts of The Truth. The entire book is available on Amazon, all book sites and of course those few remaining standing book stores.
I look forward to your comments and I will be answering you. Sometimes I will include on wattpad some of the girl's entries, her poetry and songs that have not appeared in the printed copy of The Truth. I will let you know when I do.