Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Scenarios series for girls

When I "met" Nicole O'Dell several months ago in blogworld and found out that she was publishing a series for girls that emphasize choice-making, I was so excited! I immediately asked to be involved in promoting these books.

I have 11-year-old and 9 year-old daughters and they are growing so fast. One of my goals is preparing them to consider their options and make good, educated decisions. These books present girls with dilemmas common to teenagers and gives them the opportunity to choose as the character. I like the fact that the books stress the idea of facing consequences for our decisions.

My 11 year old daughter read "Truth or Dare" after I read the books for this review. I wanted to share her thoughts with you -

The book Truth or Dare is a story of Friendship and temptations. The Truth or Dare sleepovers start as harmless pranks but soon the Dares get bigger and more risky. When Lindsey promises to choose Dare, her friends choose something that could disappoint her parents and God. With friendship on the line, YOU have a decision to make, what should Lindsey do?

I think she summed it up nicely, didn't she?

We also discussed the book when she finished and she told me, "It's really easy to say what you would do in that situation when you are reading a book, but real life is a different thing."

Truth or Dare and All That Glitters are the first two books in the Scenarios series. The series is targeted at 10-15 year-old girls.

Nicole O'Dell lives in Illinois with her husband and SIX children, three of whom are triplets. With a heart for young girls and a special passion for the relationship between mothers and daughters as they approach the teen years, Nicole created the Scenarios: Interactive Fiction for Girls series to help girls develop sound decision making skills, Her writing also includes devotionals and Bible studies for women of all ages. Check out her website here.

If you are interested in an autographed set of these two books, leave a comment here telling me about your decision-making as a teen! I'll use the random number generator to select a winner on Friday, August 21st.


Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

These look wonderful. I know Sweet Pea is a little ways away from 10-15, but I know she will be 10 in the blink of an eye.

As a teenager, I often made poor decisions. Without the Lord, my moral compass was a mess. Thankfully, I didn't mess things up too much. But, if I had a do over, I would certainly do things very differently. I would love it if Sweet Pea would be able to reflect back and say that she wouldn't change a thing!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Anonymous said...

Big Sis could so use these books - she turns 13 in a month!!!

When I was a teen I made many good decisions, but a couple of very bad ones as well and they still affect me today (I'll be 29 in a few months!) I hope that Big Sis makes wiser decisions then I made!!!

Chaos-Jamie said...

I thought I made very wise and mature decisions, but there are several that were pretty dumb. I mean, duh-um. When you don't want your kids to ever find out, you know your choices weren't remarkable.

Cindy said...

This book looks like it would have come in handy for my daughter's and mine bumpy journey through those teen yrs. We aren't out of the woods yet, she is 17. However, over the last yr she seems to have become more and more normal again. Yay. Now I am actually dreading when she leaves for college in a yr. My heart actually hurts when I think about it.

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Cherie J said...

I think I made mostly good decisions when I was teen thanks to my faith. Unfortunately, My teen niece is struggling and part of it is because of the lack of support at home. I try to do what I can to make up for that but it is not always easy. Would love to win one of these books for her. She needs the encouragement. Thanks for the chance.


Mammatalk said...

I love Nicole. I have been following her blog for awhile!