Saturday, October 25, 2014

Live Original by Sadie Robertson Book Review

Review Written By Madi
Book Title: Live Original
Author: Sadie Robertson/Beth Clark
Source/Sponsor: Howard Publishers
Genre: Biography
Number of Pages: 203
ISBN: 978-1-4767-7780-1
Publisher: Howard Publishers
Year of Publication: 2014
Book Description
Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson star of A&E's Duck Dynasty and daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson—shares her outlook on life as she opens up about herself and the values that make her family what it is.

Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty. She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her choices. Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident, fun, family-loving kids. With this book, Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is.

Sadie lives by a simple list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth and allow the relationships she has with her friends and family to flourish. These values include think happy, be happy; dream big; shake the hate; do something; and many more.

Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family, Sadie has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children.
Book Review
 I am really glad that I took the time to read this book! I am not gonna lie, I was kind of expecting an almost boring biography, but thank heavens I was wrong. This book is more about how a teenager plummeted into fame kept her head on straight and didn't compromise on her values and how all teenagers can do the same and make a difference even with a smaller/different platform. It's nice to see that I'm not the only teenager in this world that hasn't gone freaking crazy. Believe it or not, people, there are young people out there that aren't interested in partying and drinking their lives away. I liked how there were little "challenges" at the end of each chapter. My favorite chapter in the book was the one on dating. With so many people it's one extreme or the other: mindlessly hooking up or straight out courtship. It was nice to get another perspective on things that I believe in as well. There CAN be a happy medium, you know. She had a lot of good ideas on how to keep a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship Christ centered without having a chaperone breathing down your neck at all times. Another thing I liked about this book is how plainly written it is. This girl dosen't sugar coat stuff, and I for one appreciate that. I prefer it when people get straight to the point (maybe because that's how I am with most things). I would highly recommend this book to teenage/preteen  girls everywhere.
D I S C L A I M E R: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion by Howard publishers. I was not further compensated to review this product and all thoughts/sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.

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