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‘Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life!’ Book Review

'Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life!' Book Review

I vividly remember being a teenage girl. Adolescent girls can be quite mean to one another. Add in the online world of today, and teen girls have even more obstacles to battle. My own daughter is only five, but I want to prepare her for her life ahead as best as possible. When recently offered the chance to review Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life! written by Kristi K. Hoffman in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add a new title to my home library. The 282-page paperback currently costs $19.95 on Amazon. The book is also available in hardback for $28.99 and on Kindle for $3.99.

Author

Author Kristi K. Hoffman is an award-winning television host and producer, former PBS TV media personality, and businesswoman. She earned a Master of Science degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Toledo. She is also CEO of Total Package Global, a leading professional and personal development corporation. She speaks passionately about teen and tween girl issues, having spent two decades volunteering for organizations that emphasize youth self-esteem, health, mentoring, and physical fitness. Her articles have appeared in leading lifestyle and business publications including Chicago Women Magazine, Ms. Career Girl Magazine, and Role Model Magazine. Her best-selling teen-social issues book, Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life!, gives tween and teen girls the secret weapons needed to help navigate life in the 24/7 “cyber popularity” world of today. You can follow Kristi on her website or through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Synopsis

From the pressure to fit in at school to being included and “liked” on social media and in the cyber world, girls are faced with many new challenges today. Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life! is a new interactive book for every girl living through the challenges of growing up in the twenty-first century. While striving to provide the intelligence, skills, and tools girls need to help navigate life, the book covers important topics relevant to tween and teen girls today including cyberbullying, peer pressure, confidence, and body image. While reading the book, girls will learn confidence, knowledge, trust in oneself, positive body image, communication skills, and success strategies for achieving dreams. Author Kristi K. Hoffman reveals a master plan for every girl to be her ultimate self in body, brain, and spirit — to live the “Total Package Lifestyle.”

Cover of 'Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life!' Inside Pages of 'Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life!'

Evaluation

Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life! is broken into four sections. In addition to the introduction and end section, the book contains “Meet the Unstoppable Total Package Girl,” “Five Secret Weapons of the Total Package Girl,” “Absolute Reality,” and “Be the Total Package Girl for Life.” Each section is further broken down into smaller portions. Tween and teen girls can read the book over a long period of time instead of having to read huge chapters at once. The text is therefore quite accessible to older girls and young women.

In addition to providing text about being a “Total Package Girl,” the book also includes interactive sections for tweens and teens to fill out. Adolescence can be a difficult time, and the book offers tools for teenage girls to better navigate the years. I love that the book also includes all sorts of great advice for addressing all types of situations that girls might encounter. However, I especially appreciate the parts about interacting with parents. My daughter can have quite the attitude on her already (just like her mother!). Hopefully as she gets older and reads Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life!, she will realize that I am not the only one telling her that she will catch more flies with honey than with vinegar!

Final Verdict

If your daughter or another special girl in your life is a tween or teen, I definitely recommend checking out Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life! written by Kristi K. Hoffman. As a new interactive book for every girl living through the challenges of growing up in the twenty-first century, the book strives to provide the intelligence, skills, and tools girls need to navigate life, especially during the tricky adolescent years. The short sections and text are accessible to tween and teen girls. I love that the book also includes all sorts of great advice for addressing all types of situations that girls might encounter. Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life! is a must read!

Purchase Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life! written by Kristi K. Hoffman on Amazon via my affiliate link.

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‘Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life!’ Book Review © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cover of ‘Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life!’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Total Package Girl: Discover the Ultimate You for Life!’ © 2017 Heather Johnson

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