I am a long time fan of Melody Carlson's work. She writes excellent young adult fiction, and I have passed on, gifted, and/or recommended her work to many young adults and their parents that I know. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was not able to respond in time to receive a copy of this new release for review, but it is definitely on my Amazon wishlist. If you are looking for a good, clean read for a young adult reader in your life, I can highly recommend ANY of her books to you. I don't have her entire collection (over 200 books!), but I wish I did, and am slowly working on it. I love to have complete works of my favorite authors:) So, with that said, here is some information for you on this new release, that I am confident is fabulous!
In the fictional Diary of a Teenage Girl, sixteen-year-old Caitlin O'Conner reveals the inner workings of a girl caught between childhood and womanhood ... an empty life without Christ and ameaningful one with Him. Through Caitlin's candid journal entries we see her grapple with such universal teen issues as peer pressure, loyalty, conflict with parents, the longing for a boyfriend, and her own spirituality.
Follow Caitlin O'Conner as she makes her way from New Year's to the first day of summer - surviving a challenging home life, changing friends, school pressures, an identity crisis, and the uncertainties of "true love."
Caitlin experiences heartache, and encounters a new reality in her life: God. See how rejection by one group can - incredibly - sometimes lead you to discover who you really are...
Melody Carlson published her first book in 1995 and she has been writing prolifically ever since. To date, Melody has published over 200 books, making her one of the top 20 most prolific authors of all time. With total sales of over 1.4 million her award-winning books include: Homeward, Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon; Limelight; theDiary of a Teenage Girl series; the True Colors series; and the Charter House Girls series.
In her professional life, Melody has worn many hats: from pre-school teacher to political activist to senior editor. Currently, she writes full-time, and freelances from her home. She has two grown sons and lives in Sisters, Oregon with her husband, Chris, and Bailey, her chocolate lab. They enjoy skiing, hiking, and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.