Ages & Stages

For Your Preteen Girl ~ The Skin You're In: Discovering True Beauty

July 27

This book came at the right time! I have an eleven year old daughter. The author of this book intertwines the true stories of Bible characters with the responsibilities and challenges that come with being a preteen or teen.

I read this on my own, and will be handing it to my daughter this week. I wouldn’t mind reading it with her and discussing it, but I’ll leave it up to her if she wants to read together or solo.

The book covers skin care, the true value of hair color and other’s opinions, and so many other concerns a young girl has at this stage in her life. (You could use some of the information for your teen son, too.) The book is definitely packed with great resources. I recommend this one!

I think my favorite part is the section on being mature! Some kiddos want to be treated like grown-ups. Yet, they don’t want to be responsible. The author encourages the reader to “be mature in ways that are right” for one’s own age and gives examples. I love it! I hope my daughter takes the hint!

The NIV Bible translation is mostly used in this book.

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The Skin You’re In: Discovering True Beauty

Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.

Visit the author’s website.

Product Details:

List Price: $7.99
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310719992
ISBN-13: 978-0310719991

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  • Reply
    July 31 at 8:57 am

    Great review! Thank you for posting what version is used for quotations. For me, it’s one of the deciding factors when adding a new book to my library.

    • Reply
      July 31 at 9:26 am

      My preference is KJV. I do read a lot of books with other translations, but I refer to my Bible when any scripture is quoted.

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