Here’s Lily is another book by Nancy Rue.  Lily is an aspiring model, who soon will be competing in a model search fashion show.  She is in middle school and therefore facing all those struggles with self esteem and loving yourself for who you are.  It is through the modeling work that Lily is doing that she finds her true beauty and realizes that God loves everyone and it is the beauty inside that counts and not how you look on the outside.  This is a great book to teach lessons to young girls who are religious and would enjoy reading stories that they can relate to that also relate to the Bible and God.

It is a quick read – 116 pages and under 20 chapters, but it tells a great story and lesson for Lily and her friends. As I think I mentioned this before – I really wish that books like this were available when I was younger and dealing with peer pressure and “awkward” stages.  It is nice to see that others, even if they are book characters, are going through these same struggles and are able to overcome them.

About the Book

Grow with the spirited, sometimes awkward, but always charming Lily as she learns what real beauty is.

In this fun, entertaining story, readers meet awkward sixth grader Lily Robbins who, after receiving a compliment about her looks from a woman in the modeling business, becomes obsessed with her appearance and with becoming a model. As she sets her sights on winning the model search fashion show, she exchanges her rock and feather collection for lip gloss, fashion magazines, and a private “club” with her closest friends. But when the unthinkable happens the night before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.

This best-selling, Biblically based fiction series for girls—with a fresh new look and updated content—addresses social issues and coming-of-age topics, all with the spunk and humor of Lily Robbins as she fumbles her way through unfamiliar territory. As readers come to love Lily and her stories, they’ll also benefit from the companion nonfiction books that will help them through their own growing pains.

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