Reviews for Truth About Breaking Up, Making Up, & Moving On

School Library Journal Reviews 2013 June

Gr 8-10--Christian author and speaker Eastham adds another title to his collection of relationship guides for teens. He uses humor, quotations from literature, Bible passages, and personal stories to help teens navigate through the pain and confusion of a romance's end. Eastham's down-to-earth style and older-brother tone allow him to deliver clear and honest advice. He also offers suggestions about how to spot red flags and handle breakups with dignity (e.g., finding inner peace and closure, turning to friends and family, etc.) and outlines behaviors that will likely result in greater heartache in the long run (e.g., begging to reunite, plotting revenge, etc.). One section covers the possibility of reconciliation. The use of Bible verses and the overall message that breaking up is part of God's plan and can teach readers valuable lessons for future relationships will limit this volume's readership. However, teens (and parents) looking for a Christian faith-based relationship guide will appreciate Eastham's personable approach and solid advice.--Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta

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