I would recommend this book to any girl between the ages of 11-21. It had such an amazing impact on my life and relationship with God. There are 12 books total in the series. It follows the life of Christy Miller and her friends from the age of 14-18. The first few books touch on some stronger teen problems, but as they go along it's becomes more about learning to follow what God's plans are for your life. The books are now combined into 4 volumes. There is also 3 more Christy Miller books called Christy and Todd: The College Years. They are must reads as well.
From a Wisconsin farm to a California beach- From a measly allowance to unlimited shopping sprees- From an uncomplicated life to a highly sophisticated one- These are the head-spinning changes that lead to Christy Miller's-Summer Promise
As fourteen-year-old Christy leaves her family's Wisconsin farm to spend the summer at her wealthy aunt and uncle's beach home in Newport, California, she realizes this could be the best summer of her life. Her aunt is bending over backward to see that Christy's every wish is granted, the popular beach crowd is actually talking to her, and she catches the attention of a cute surfer named Todd.
But the summer doesn't turn out as Christy hoped. Suddenly, she is faced with choices she's never had to make before, and the safe world that she's always known comes crashing down around her. Through it all, Christy struggles to keep her promise to her parents not to do anything she'll regret. But will she stop at nothing to get Todd, to be accepted, and to force her summer to give her everything it promised?
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The entire Christy Miller series is a must read for any coming-of-age girl, starting with Summer Promise. Robin Jones Gunn does an excellent job portraying the turmoil of a 14-year-old girl. In Summer Promise, Christy explores many avenues before finding the true path to inner peace.