Growing Up Duggar is a book by the 4 oldest Duggar girls about relationships. While I don’t actually agree with all of their views in the book, it was certainly interesting to read what their advice is to other girls out there (or anyone, really) when it comes to relationships with their families, God, the opposite sex, etc. While the book is written in the first person, each of the sisters wrote different parts of the book so at the beginning they usually put something like “I (Jinger)” so you know who it is that is “talking”. It was also nice to get some more insight on the inner workings of the Duggar family – I don’t always watch their show so some of these techniques the family uses may have already been mentioned on the show. I also didn’t realize that Jim Bob and Michelle were married just 2 days after I was born! (And at 17 and 19 years old!)
If you are a fan of the Duggars then I don’t see any reason why they would not enjoy reading this book by Jill, Jinger, Jessa and Jana. If you’re not a fan but want to know more about them then you should check the book out too because it has a lot of insight. But if you completely disagree with them then don’t waste your time.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
It’s All About Relationships!
In this delightful and very personal book, the four oldest Duggar girls share their hearts and their core beliefs, explaining that it’s all about relationships!
• Relationship with self: The girls share their own personal journeys to self-acceptance and navigating the difficult stage of adolescence.
• Relationship with parents: You’ll find revelations about how Jim Bob and Michelle keep the lines of communication open with their children.
• Relationships with siblings: Here, you’ll get a peek into the Buddy system, how the siblings handle conflict, and how the loss of little Jubilee (their sister) affected their relationships with each other.
• Relationships with friends: You’ll find principles on how the Duggar kids deal with peer pressure and how they interact with friends outside their family.
• Relationships with boys: You’ll learn the Duggar view of dating and courtship, and these four sisters will address the often-asked question of when one of them will get married.
• Relationship with God: And woven throughout the book, the girls talk about their most important relationship of all—their relationship with God and their own personal faith and beliefs.
This candid look into what Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger believe and why they believe it will give you practical insights into your own life and will inspire you to evaluate principles that will work for you.