I Am More Than Just a Girl – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds – Desserts
‘You are not “just a girl”. You are a human being who has strength, wisdom and a unique mind. You have a million opportunities to grow and learn. You are more than just a pretty face. You are amazing and beautiful and have so much to offer our world. You are equal to every woman, man and boy. Your future is uncharted which gives you the chance to be whoever you want to be, do anything, and go anywhere.’
These are powerful words that each of us should not only listen to but hear as well. Through the help and determination of women such as activist Gloria Steinem, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and my favorite Wilma Mankiller, the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation, women have been allowed to step out of their shells and become integral parts of life as we know it today. And it isn’t stopping there but continuing on with YOU.
Through I Am More Than Just a Girl, Leah Oviedo has given the young women of today a map to follow as they mature. She touches on topics such as loving yourself first and keeping positive thoughts about yourself. She talks about angry emotions and offers ways to deal with and overcome them. And she emphasizes the importance of taking care of your body and mind which if left to stress usually leads to physical illness.
I Am More Than Just a Girl is a book that I know would have benefited me as I grew up. So many of the topics discussed actually pertained to my childhood but at that time and age there was no one around to tell me how to handle and deal with the situations as they occurred. I want to recommend this book to EVERYONE who has a young woman in their life. Even the happiest, most content young lady may still be struggling with problems of her own that she feels she has no one to discuss them with. This book could very well help.