Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I just had the opportunity to read Cindy Martinusen-Coloma's new Young Adult Fiction book titled, Beautiful. Thank you so much Cindy Coloma for the opportunity to review this wonderful book.

I started it this morning and nothing got done in my house until I finished the book. It was an inspiring book I am so glad I had the opportunity to read.

It is a wonderful story of one girl's struggle with perfection and how in a few minutes her perfect life would be forever changed. It is a story that expresses the pressures and struggles that teenagers face. It takes a close look at what true beauty is. It makes me think of my own daughters. Although young now, they are growing up so fast and will be facing these pressures to be perfect all too soon.

It makes me think about not comparing my girls to each other. To find the gifts that each of them have and to help them accomplish their dreams.

This story is so believable for the struggles of a young adult today. It is written for young adults, but would be enjoyed by any woman that remembers the pressures that they faced as a teenager.

If you have a teenager in your life, this is a wonderful book to add to their home library. You can find more information on purchasing this book here.

Here is a description of the book:
Her friends once thought she was perfect. Now she must face the mirror--and herself--to discover what true beauty is.

Ellie Summerfield has everything a girl could want--she's beautiful, she's Senior Class President, has a calendar full of social engagements, volunteer commitments, and church activities. In short, she's perfect, according to most of the students at West Redding High School. But something is bothering Ellie, like a loose string on a dress she can feel but can't see. Does she really love her boyfriend, Ryan? Who are her true friends? And is she really happy in her picture-perfect life?

Then in the course of a few minutes, the loose string in Ellie's life completely unravels. Forever changed, she must face herself as she discovers what it really means to be beautiful.

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