Keepin' It Real
by Sandra McLeod Humphrey (Goodreads Author)
Anyone who is (or who ever has been) 13 will identify with Leslie's struggles to make sense of her family, her faith, her own thoughts, and the world. Through her letters to God, Leslie deals with questions as big as the very nature of God and as small as why Mom gets so bent out of shape about how the bathroom towels are folded. Sandra Humphrey has done a beautiful job of...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by CSS Publishing Company
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Oct 17, 2009 Sandra McLeod rated it 5 of 5 stars · (Review from the author)
Leslie has just turned 13--and she is having a very bad year. Not only is she stuck in a new school where she doesn’t know anyone, but she’s also stuck in a “life group” at her church where the leader of her small discussion group asks tough questions that she can’t answer. Leslie invites the reader to come along and join her on her faith journey as she writes letters to God and in the process begins to find answers to some of her problems.
This is a wonderful book for any teenage girl who is struggling with day to day issues. Even I at the age of 66 could relate to the things this young teen discussed with God through her lettrs to him. Some of the things that she discuss with God made me want to laugh, cry and rethink and reexamine my own relationship with God.
Oct 01, 2009 Andrea marked it as to-read
Very excited to have won this book! Topic is interesting to me and I'm hoping it will give me some perspective on talking to my step-kids about having a spiritual path (even if it doesn't happen to be with God).