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Diary of a Teenage Girl Series, Kim #1: Just Ask
Multnomah Publishers, Inc. / 2005 / Paperback
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When Kim Peterson gets a speeding ticket, her dad offers her away to retain her driving privileges. If she'll write the anonymous teen advice column for his newspaper, she can still get a car. So Kim becomes "Jamie" of "Just Ask Jamie." No big deal, she thinks.
She answers letters about stuff that's everyday and stuff that's not: parents, piercing, dating, drugs, depression, and people who are just users. Nothing Kim can't handle.
But when a classmate is killed, the letters turn to questions about life, death, and what it all means. And Kim starts to wonder if she really does have all the answers--and if not, where to find them: The Christian faith of her adoptive family? The Buddhism of her Korean heritage? Who can she turn to--to just ask?
Who Do You Ask When You Dont Have the Answers?
Whats a girl to do when caught between a rock and a hard place? The "hard place" is losing the use of her beloved car, and the "rock" is her immovable dad. In order to regain driving privileges, Kim Petersons dad talks her into writing an advice column for teens in his newspaper. Kim reluctantly agrees and writes under a pen name. But as she reads letters from peers and friends, she becomes keenly aware of two things: (1) Some kids have it way worse than her, and (2) she does not have all the answers! Who can she turn to?
Thursday, September 1
Ive been saving for my own car, but my parents decided that I can only get a car if I keep a clean driving record. That means absolutely NO ticketsperiodnada. And the policeman said hed clocked me going 72 in a 55 mile zone. Oops.
When Kim Peterson gets a speeding ticket, her dad offers her a way to retain her driving privileges. If shell write the anonymous teen advice column for his newspaper, she can still get a car. So Kim becomes "Jamie" of "Just Ask Jamie." No big deal, she thinks.
She answers letters about stuff thats everyday and stuff thats not: parents, piercings, dating, drugs, depression, and people who are just users. Nothing Kim cant handle.
But when a classmate is killed, the letters turn to questions about life, death, and what it all means. And Kim starts to wonder if she really does have all the answersand if not, where to find them. The Christian faith of her adoptive family? The Buddhism of her Korean heritage? Who can she turn toto just ask?
Story Behind the Book
"My teenage years remain vivid in my mind. It was a turbulent time full of sharp contrastslove and hate, pain and pleasure, trust and doubt. Then, just as I reached my peak of questioning, rebelling, and seeking, I found God. And I found Him in a really big way! My life turned completely around and has, thankfully, never turned back. Hopefully this story will touch and change heartsspeaking to teen girls right where they live, reminding readers that God is alive and well and ready to be intimately involved in their lives right now! "
Melody Carlson has published more than 90 books for children, teens, and adultswith sales totaling more than 2 million. Several of her books have been the winners of various writing awards. Her Diary of a Teenage Girl series has received great reviews and overwhelming fan mail. Melody has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping, and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains .
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