Dating no guts no glory
For Louisa Barker, contemporary graduate of Whitney highschool, an outstanding guy is difficult to discover.
And over the following few years, her adventures take her into no-man’s land, actually.
I read this book over and over again getting laughs with every reading.
I'm sure it would still get a few chuckles at this stage but I doubt it would stand the test of time. I went through a phase where I read all of Hilton's books even though her RS related ones didn't really apply t If I read this book for the first time right now I'm fairly sure it would get a three.
because it seems, this younger woman of excessive criteria or even larger expectancies is fortunately ambushed through the affection of a massive, yet not likely, younger guy. Die beiden hatten absolut nichts miteinander gemeinsam.
However, I loved this book so much as a teenager that I can't give it less than a four.
Some of the myths she debunks are “everybody’s looking at me”, and “if it isn’t easy, forget it”. I’m not sure whether or not to call this fiction or not! ), I felt that this was rather preachy and would have been better implemented as a non-fiction manual with the fictional s Even though this book is fiction, I really think it should be shelved/classified more as "self-help" ... Yes, Hilton's made a fictional account of how dating should work. Her stories and advice are fun and, in my opinion, often portrayed realistically.
Using the vehicle of a fictional character to present life lessons is a good one . The second book is the continuing story of Louisa, though this time told through an actual storyline which made it easier to follow. this time on how to know true love from infatuation and the like. “Dating” was by far the better of the 2 in my opinion, and not just because of the fact that it was easier to follow. There were many moments where I thought, "Oh yeah, that's just how guys are" and "Every girl should hear this."Near the end it got more "preachy," as some people have said, being more advice-driven (and focusing on spiritual aspects, which is a must for LDS young adults) rather than story-driven.
:)Part of this decluttering process involves me re-reading all of the books that I’m considering giving up . And since they have a “previously enjoyed” section at our local LDS bookstore, I’m trundling off a few to places where they will be enjoyed again! just to make ABSOLUTELY sure that I want to part with them! Although I'm happily married and no longer in the dating game, I'm a romantic at heart and the stories caught my attention.
:)Part of this decluttering process involves me re-reading all of the books that I’m considering giving up . :lol: Last month I read 2 such books:“Braces, Gymsuits and Early-Morning Seminary” (Joni Winn) and “Dating: No Guts, No Glory” (Joni Winn Hilton)The first one uses a fictional character, Louisa, to give advice to teens (especially teen girls). That said, it lacks a certain cohesiveness because there’s no story line. I would totally encourage my teenagers to read this (when, you know, I actually have teenagers).