Speak Love, by Annie F. Downs+
Speak Love is a non-fiction how-to sort of book. It is about speaking love as a teen or close to teenager. She is funny and tells stories about how she didn’t speak love. She doesn’t make you feel too bad but gets across not to be mean to people. She gives you bible verses to read and questions to journal. She is funny and I think this book can change the teen world as we now know it.
Bottom line: It’s a good book. I got bored. I think because of the only reason that I am a bit younger than I think you really should be to read this. And also I stopped to read other books before I finished this so I think that was another problem. A good age is 13 years old.
Cold Tangerines, by Shauna Niequist+
Cold Tangerines is about Shauna’s life. Now you are thinking oh, ok another one of those books about her good properties. Its the book that everyone buys but no one likes. But no. In this book, she shares things she had hidden even from her closest friends. She talks about trying bulimia because she felt fat. She talks about having her first baby. Then bible studies and house church. After all that, she talks about her old, run down house, and says that if you saw her basement, you would describe her as lazy. Then in the end she says that all art is amazing: dancing, singing, pottery, painting all things that are art. And to wrap it up, she talks about how today is the day you should rejoice for. She says you should rejoice for little things like green apples and cold tangerines.
Bottom line: It is a lovely book. It is written for grownups, but it is interesting, and I learned many things in a fun way. All in all, I loved it.