“Teen sex, pregnancy, high school dating drama, abortion, doubt in religion, and even a school shooting. What more could you ask from a book about a teen girl's diary? More, a lot more.
First even a tiny bit of authenticity would have been nice. I've never been a teen girl before, but I have known and know a few and I can't imagine them being like this girl.
The whole doubting God part of the diary felt too shallow. Essentially all she does is exchange her parents church for a more lively version with a cute youth pastor. Would have been nice for her to have walked away from religion and faith completely. That would be more real and dramatic. I could only shake my head at the statement "I thought all Christians believed..." Really? Even a teen should be able to realize that there are myriads of beliefs out there.
Didn't like it at all, then again I'm not the target reader. I'll let the girls read it and see what they have to say about it. ”