Girl Talk With God by Susie Shellenberger is a series of transcripts of private conversations between teenage girls and God. I wasn't quite sure whether these were complete works of fiction, or whether they were based on real conversations, but through these Shellenberger tackles many different issues that teenage girls face every single day, including eating disorders, fashion and relationships, and demonstrates how God can challenge and comfort even in the midst of these. I think it's a book I would definitely have appreciated when I was younger. It certainly provided answers and guidance that may have benefited me at the time.
There were one or two places that were unbearably cheesy and I found myself inwardly cringing at such moments, but overall I think Shellenberger succeeds in putting forward her message: that God is with us through thick and thin, and desperate to have a deep and personal relationship with each and every one of us. It certainly encouraged and inspired me in my own relationship with God. It also reminded me that as well as praying and talking to God, I should also listen to Him. While I don't think I would read the book again, I have copied several extracts into my prayer journal for future reference.