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Between: A Girl's Guide to Life    by Vicki Courtney order for
by Vicki Courtney
Order:  USA  Can
Broadman & Holman, 2006 (2006)
* * *   Reviewed by Melissa Parcel

Vicki Courtney looked out at the girls of today and was dismayed to see how fast they were growing up. Not physically, but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, girls are pushed by society, the media, and peers to do more than is appropriate for the age. Between, written specifically for girls aged nine to twelve, addresses issues relevant to that time in life.

The magazine-style format is easy and fun to read. The book is filled with photographs and drawings that make the text appealing and eye-catching. Three chapters - You, Others, and God - bracket topics that speak directly to girls' experiences. There are articles, quizzes, and even discussion questions that can be used in a small group setting. Topics covered include: beauty tips, purity, instant messaging, mean girls, embarrassing parents, questions about God, and how to get the most out of the Bible. Every article is accompanied by Bible verses and information about what God has to say about the subject.

Between: A Girl's Guide to Life is a wonderful book and will speak volumes to girls. My ten (and a half) year-old neighbor devoured the book in one sitting and is excited to share it with her friends and her small group at church.

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