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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try beahtiful. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Beautiful Girlhood by Karen Andreola. Beautiful Girlhood by Karen Andreola Revised by. This revised classic offers gentle guidance for preteen and teenage girls on how to become a godly woman.
Full of charm and sentiment, it will help mother and daughter establish a comfortable rapport for discussions about building character, friendships, obedience, high ideals, mabrl cheerful spirit, modest dress, a pure heart, and a consecrated life. Paperbackpages. Published May 3rd by Great Expectations first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Beautiful Girlhoodplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Aug 31, Jessica rated it did not like beautifjl. I’m sure this book would have been very helpful to girls in the early 20th century, but not now. I’m hsle 14 year old girl and I would feel really silly acting the way this book suggests. It’s not really Biblical like it claims it’s just old fashioned.
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I mean who honestly would expect girls these days to dress and act like girls from years ago? This book may be helpful to some people, but definitely not me. Feb 16, Sarah rated it it was ok. While this book provides an interesting study of early 20th Century ideals, I would definitely take its advice with a grain of salt.
Beautiful Girlhood, first published in the ‘s and then edited in the ‘s is popular among homeschool and Christian school girls. I’ve had a copy since about and never read it until now. For a book on Christian character for pre-teen and early teen girls, it falls flat, in my opinion. This is mainly due to the fact that scripture references are sparse, o While this book provides an interesting study of early 20th Century ideals, I would definitely take its advice with a grain of salt.
As such, it is very much a product of the time in which it was written. Some of what the authoress has to say is good advice, for instances her focus on purposeful character building. Other advice is extremely dated, such as the discussions on dress, going out, and preparing for a life’s work. Most modern girls in the target age group will tend to throw the baby out with the bathwater and reject the entire book as nonsense, so I think the books is best left for group settings where the positives and negatives can be thoughtfully discussed.
That said, there are much better books out there for this age group. Susan bought this for me for my 20th birthday. As I read it, I am not only carried away by the beautiful prose and lyrical instruction, but I am also thankful for the wisdom that age carries and passes down to its young. What if I do know that the clouds and storms of life are just ahead and that its cares will bend her back and break her heart!
Would they be any less if she knew? Soon enough the sorrows and pain will come. Laugh and play Susan bought this for me for my 20th birthday. Laugh and play now, for this is your day.
Dream your bright and happy dreams, and aspire to your lofty heights. I should be a pessimist indeed if I saw evil in the radiant dreams and fair hopes that now brighten your skies and make your path light.
Overall, I am charmed by the optimism and love in this book, there were many times i wrinkled my nose at it, but I definitely have to check myself and see if what I protest at is due to the counter cultural claims or because it is wrong.
Oct 19, Katelyn Buxton added it. It kind of disgusted me at the time, when I was really rather a tomboy.
Jan 28, Morgan rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wish I’d read this when I was around Even though I’m past the target age, I did still get a lot of worth out of it, and now I’m prepared to use it with my own future daughters. View all 6 comments. Feb 15, Bambi Moore rated it liked it Shelves: Read this aloud with my bdautiful.
We read the original version, maybe the revised version is better. Some timeless wisdom but much is law with no gospel. Jan 18, Bookworm rated it liked it Shelves: Had some good points and lessons; I found it best reading two to three chapters only at a time. Oct 03, Nickie rated it really liked it. This little treasure is just what I’m needing. I have a desire to start a group for girls and I am finding ideas left and right.
This is a small treasure. Yet I have had ideas for a momschool club come to my mind and I think it’s a little early yet for my girls or maybe not. As I prepare myself I’ll probably find the times has passed quickly and my girls are ready. Every character of personality and the development of girlhood into young womanhood is covered.
I wish I could give a copy to all women This little treasure is just what I’m needing. I wish I could give a copy to all women. Jan 06, Dixie Lee added it. You think this book is for young ladies. I am 53 and wanted to read this along with my 18 year old daughter.
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I learned so much. I was not raised in a Beautifuo home and learned so much from this book. You are never too old to learn.
Jul 20, Lisa rated it liked it. Emma and I are reading this together This is a much easier read than Raising Maidens of Virtue. Jun 23, Justine rated it really liked it. Sep 21, Carolyn Page rated it liked it.
This book has been touted among the conservative Christian homeschool cum-patriarchal movement as a great book to make your daughters study. It’s just a nice book, a good little book of manners from the s written, I’m sure, with the thought of dissuading would-be flappers before they hit high school.
I liked it, I’ve read better, but it’s a good book of its type vintage manners. Mar 09, Jodi rated it really liked it Shelves: This was an enjoyable yet convicting study aimed at adolescent girls. It’s an older book, written in a classic style with old-fashioned speech and has a quaint and appealing effect.
As I read it I was somewhat shamed, as I lack or struggle with many of the characteristics laid out for girls to cultivate in preparation for womanhood. It’s very Victorian, so while it feels old-fashioned as far as its relevance present-day, it’s also extraordinarily timeless and its bygone era in no way diminishes This was an enjoyable yet convicting study aimed at adolescent girls. It’s very Victorian, so while it feels old-fashioned as far as its relevance present-day, it’s also extraordinarily timeless and its bygone era in no way diminishes the importance of the character qualities it promotes.
I found that grown-up ladies can benefit just as greatly from the message of this book as young ladies can, and that it’s never too late to become what one should have been, in the matter of character. This would be a great book for moms and their girls to study together; I’m assuming it would be most effective with girls who have been exposed to and enjoy classic literature and quaint speech.
I plan to read this with my own daughter a few years hence. In the meantime, I feel encouraged in my own daily grind to become nobler and gentler, and pursue more actively the qualities that I lack.
Oct 24, Stephanie rated it liked it Shelves: Read this to the kids at lunchtime. This book was kind of all over the place for me, but overall I appreciated how it brought up many different areas to talk about and train my children in — some that I hadn’t thought much about yet.
It covers friendship, modesty, industriousness, choosing a job, and lots of chapters about what it means to be a woman of virtue. Often the chapters were beautifully put, and I had to choke back a few tears.
Many times I had to paraphrase the antiquated language be Read this to the kids at lunchtime. Many times I had to paraphrase the antiquated language because I could tell it was flying right over their heads. Bewutiful biggest letdown, however, was that although this is a Christian book, I hle think of a single occurrence when it mentioned Jesus Christ.
So I was again left to paraphrase and add in the gospel. Apr 22, Rebekah Waldorff rated it it was amazing. I’ve read this book twice.