the same page book review

April 10, 2012

My friend Shauna sent me a review copy of her new book for mothers and daughters to read together. The Same Page is the story of a teenage girl and her mother and it is unique in that it is a story in the first half and a journal in the second.

I did not read this with Juliet yet--she is far too young for it at this point, but I look forward to reading it with her in the next several years. Maybe when she turns 9 or 10? I'm kind of figuring this parenting thing out as I go along and finding books that fit where she is as I see the need arise.

Before having daughters, I worried a great deal about how I would handle the mother/daughter relationship--at times, it has been my greatest fear that I would mess it up--in a very big way.

The thing I love the most about this book is the journaling questions. They start with prompts such as:

The times I feel most invisible....

The times I feel most loved....

If I were to write a letter to my mother, I would say....

When I look in the mirror, I see...

While reading books to my daughters is something I do for fun, they are also, maybe even more importantly, tools I use to help them learn not only about the world around them, but about who they are.

I love that this book opens up topics and discussions that we can explore together about what it means to be women and what our relationship with each other and with God is meant to be.

If I am still writing about books in a few years, I hope to write another review--this time with Juliet's perspective (as most of my reviews on this blog include), but for now, I just wanted to share it with any of you who have older daughters. Let me know what you think if you do read it together!

You can read more about The Same Page on their website here.
Keep up with it on their facebook page or follow along on twitter!

Shauna also writes her own blog here!

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