Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 5. The Christy Miller Series by Robin Jones Gunn

Prepare yourself to hear a lot about Robin Jones Gunn.  She is my all-time favorite author.  If I could only pick one book to read for the rest of my life, it would be one of hers.  She makes me want to be a writer.

The Christy Miller series is a series for teenage girls.  You meet Christy the summer she’s turning 15, as she spends the summer with her rich aunt and uncle in Newport Beach, California.  That summer is the catalyst for life-changing decisions, as she not only meets Todd and some forever friends, but she also decides to live her life for the Lord.  This series follows her through high school as she navigates her relationships with her friends, Todd, and most importantly, Christ.  If you find you need to know more at the end, Robin so helpfully wrote the Christy & Todd: The College Years trilogy to help tie up loose ends.

I can’t imagine a young girl who would not identify with Christy.  She is the kind of person you want as a friend, and much to Christy’s dismay, a mentor.  If you have pre-teen to teenage girls in your life, they need to read these books.  I may go read them again right now.

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