Loved this book. Great for all young girls to read. Here's Lily is outstanding.
I was give the opportunity to review the book Here's Lily by Nacny Rue and I loved it!! I have read a few of the books in this series and all of them have been wonderful.
I would recommend this book and the other books in the series for any girl.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins!! In this funny first story in a series that has sold over one million copies, you'll meet red-headed sixth-grader Lily Robbins. After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion industry, Lily obsesses over becoming a model, setting her sights on winning the "model search" fashion show. Overnight, she packs away her rock and feather collection in exchange for fashion magazines and lip gloss-but is God in the middle of this change in Lily's life. When the unthinkable happens a couple of nights before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.
This book will teach girls the your real beauty, the beauty that God has blessed you with, is what is important. Not the beauty made by fashion models and T.V actresses. So be like Lily and just be yourself.
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Do you have a girly girl? One that is really into fashion? Between ages 7-11 then this is the book for her. very well written on a subject that is very needed at this age...real beauty with biblical truths and insight.
Nancy Rue in her new book "Here's Lily!" Book One in The Lily Series published by Thomas Nelson introduces us to Lily Robbins.
From the back cover: Here's Lily!
Meet Lily Robbins, clever and charming, awkward and not-so-perfect- and always fun.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins!
In this funny first story in series that has sold over one million copies, you'll meet red-headed sixth-grader Lily Robbins. After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion industry, Lily obsesses over becoming a model, setting her sights on winning the "model search" fashion show. Overnight, she packs away her rock and feather collection in exchange for fashion magazines and lip gloss - but is God in the middle of this change in Lily's life? When the unthinkable happens a couple nights before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.
No doubt about it kids can be cruel and when they find someone whose appearance is different from themselves well they can just have a field day. While that may be fun for them it most certainly is not fun for the person being abused. And when that person is a young girl the abuse can wear on a person's self-confidence. But Lily gets a chance to rebuild her self-confidence by being accepted to modeling school and things begin to change. However, the things being taught all have to do with outer beauty. But God has a way of teaching about inner beauty and Ms. Rue does a superior job of demonstrating both and hiding everything in a very entertaining story. Ms. Rue has created a wonderful character and a role model for young girls to identify with. I am sure they will enjoy this story much more than I did and I enjoyed it a lot. I recommend this book highly and am already looking forward to the next book in this series.
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The kids in school tease Lily for being so tall and having such curly red hair. But when a talent agency owner comes to school to talk to the girls about beauty, she singles Lily out and offers her a chance to be a model. Lily's parents allow her to participate in the modeling classes on one condition: that she find out whether God is present in this opportunity. So Lily sets out to discover if there is more to beauty that looking good.
This was a really sweet little story. Lilly and her friends were "young" sixth graders, as the ones in most public schools today, sadly, are already dating. But I find this book refreshing and know that these are books I will urge my daughter (who is eight) to read. Lilly was a kind girl, she worked hard to treat others kindly, even when others were mean to her. And she went through a traumatic experience and didn't let it get the best of her. I liked Lilly a lot and found her an excellent and relatable role model for young readers. Recommended for readers 8-12.
I got this book because I thought that my daughter would enjoy reading it. It really is for an older child (maybe fifth grade and up) Lily is in Jr. High and the book talks about stuff that affects mostly this age group. Still, it is a good book that I think a jr. higher would enjoy reading. I think that Lily is a character that many girls can identify with and learn from and the situations she faces are common in school and relationships.
If you have a girl that is around fifth grade and up, I bet she'd really enjoy this book.
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