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Falling Up (Diary of a Teenage Girl) [Paperback]

By Melody Carlson (Author)
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Dealing with her grief over her mother's recent death and major problems her family and friends are facing cause Kim so much stress she even finds it hard to pray, but things improve when she really starts to "let go and let God."

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Answer Girl Has a Zillion Questions. And Zero Answers
Kim Peterson, the Just Ask Jamie "answer girl" is about plum out of them. As if losing her mother to cancer wasn't enough, the hits just keep coming. Now living with Kim and her father, her aunt and cousin bicker nonstop. Dating Matthew is about as unpredictable as can be. Her dad's out of a job. Her prayers go unanswered. And her best friend Natalie loses her virginity to Benjamin O'Conner, Caitlin's brother And--p.s.--now she's pregnant When the world turns upside down, and Kim is about to fall apart, can she perhaps fall up? Straight into the arms of the One who loves her through the madness of life?
Friday, June 7
I think I'm having a serious meltdown here. It's like I'm unable to reason, I can't think straight, and I can't get my feelings under control. Even my prayers are pathetic, just hopeless cries for help, with no faith involved. I'm a mess.
How much stress can a girl take? Kim Peterson's mom has just died. Her visiting relatives bicker constantly. Her dad is lost in a fog of grief. Her boyfriend, Matthew, can't decide what to do after graduation. And Kim's best friend Nat just can't seem to get over being dumped by Ben O'Conner, Caitlin's younger brother.
More than anything, Kim wishes her mom were here to tell her everything's going to be okay. But that's not going to happen. When Kim reaches the breaking point, her dad sends her off to her grandmother's house in small-town Florida, where she's able to slow down, feed the gators, and realize that she's not indispensable...only God is And instead of falling apart, she can fall up...into His arms.
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Story Behind the Book
"My teenage years remain vivid in my mind. It was a turbulent time full of sharp contrasts--love and hate, pain and pleasure, trust and doubt. Then, just as I reached my peak of questioning, rebelling, and seeking, I found God. And I found Him in a really big way My life turned completely around and has, thankfully, never turned back. Hopefully this story will touch and change hearts--speaking to teen girls right where they live, reminding readers that God is alive and well and ready to be intimately involved in their lives right now "
--Melody Carlson

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Multnomah Books
Pages   271
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.26" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.77"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 9, 2006
Publisher   Multnomah Books
Grade Level  High School  
Age  14-18
Series  Diary Of A Teenage Girl: Kim  
Series Number  3  
ISBN  1590523245  
ISBN13  9781590523247  

Availability  0 units.

More About Melody Carlson

Melody A Carlson I started writing "professionally" about twenty years ago. I quickly learned that I'm a fast writer and, as a result, I've published more than 200 books--with more than 6 million books sold. And it stuns me to write out those numbers today. How did that happen? I've been told I'm in the top twenty "most prolific authors" of all time. Although I'm not certain this is true, it does make me wonder--and I wonder how other authors (in previous generations) managed to write so many books without the use of a computer. Last year I won a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times. But that doesn't mean I'm ready to retire. I have lots more books coming out and new ideas popping into my head all the time. I write from a studio right next to the house I share with my husband in Oregon. My dog Audrey goes to work with me every morning. I have to's a pretty good life...and I am grateful to God for every bit of it.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Falling Up (Diary of a Teenage Girl)?

Diary of a Teenage Girl   Dec 1, 2008
My 15 year old daughter loves these books. She started reading them a few years ago and has now finished Caitlyn 1-4, Chloe 1-5, and Kim 1-3. She's getting Kim 4 and Maya 1 for Christmas. She likes the way the characters are connected from one series to the next and she feels like she can relate to each of them. As a parent, I'm glad I found some books with a message and some food for thought. Hats off to Melody Carlson!
Wow!  Apr 23, 2007
The whole, "Diary of a Teenage Girl:Kim" series are wonderful. I have enjoyed every second of all of them. I really recommend these books to every teenage girl. They are amaazzzingg.
I Love Kiim  Mar 10, 2006
I like Kim more and more in each book. She's had way too much to deal with and this book is a great reminder that our minds and bodies will only take so much stress before they start to shut down. I bought this book for my neice and I previewed it (as always). Kim is a great role model for the teenage girl.
Not the best, but still good  Mar 10, 2006
This is the 3rd in Melody Carlson's "Kim" Diary of a Teenage Girl series. I must say that I'm a little bit dissapointed with how this book turned out. I found myself skipping through the pages a bit to get to the good parts. Basically, what happens, is that Kim's BFF, Nat, finds out she's pregnant...with Benjamin O'Conner's baby! Kim helps her through everything, and goes to the store and helps her get a pregnancy test and everything. Natalie's personality turns horrid as the weeks go by, and Kim is dissapointed in her desicion to get an abortion. Between her best friend, and all of the stress going on in her life, Kim isn't sure what to do. To relieve from all of the stress, she goes on vacation to visit her Grandma (this is where it got boring). It has a surprise ending, that made me happier with the book. I'd still read it, but it's not the best. Read the first 2 books and you won't be dissapointed! I'm sure that the next book will be much better. Can't wait!

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