Reading/Interest Level: Young Adult
Author: Sarah Stillman
Illustrator: Susan Gross
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Beyond Words
From meditation, to journaling, to religion, this book introduces a variety of techniques to help readers find and know themselves better. It aims to help readers discover who they are and where they are going, and to aid them in getting in touch with their innermost self. With quizzes and activities to try, this book provides suggestions to help readers be more confident and embrace their true identity.
Soul Searching is a how-to for teenage girls, full of advice to help those who are lost and unsure of themselves. Stillman walks readers through her soul-searching process, suggesting ways that worked for her, and even more ideas. She encourages readers to keep an open mind, try things out and find what works. Written for the specific audience of adolescent girls, this book confronts the major issues that most girls face and offers an insider perspective, as the author was sixteen when she wrote this book. Thought-provoking and uplifting, this book is a great tool that offers lots of resources for girls seeking to find themselves.