Book Giveaway and Review: “What’s Wrong With Me?” by Daree Allen Ends 2/18

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“What’s Wrong With Me?” is a collection of memories, lessons, advice, experiences and quotations written by speaker and author, Daree Allen.  It’s directed to teenage girls with the intent of helping them through the difficult time of questions and discovering who they are and what they want to make of their lives.  This YA nonfiction book will be released on Valentine’s Day.  The author describes it as, “an empowering Christian self-help book for older teen girls”.

The topics Daree discusses can be pretty much summed up as “Life”.  They include:

  • Identity
  • Family
  • Friendship
  • Positive Thinking
  • Physical Appearance
  • Eating
  • Men
  • Sex
  • Marriage
  • Motherhood
  • Money
  • God


About the Author

Daree Allen, MS is an award-winning speaker and author.  This entrepreneur is an experienced workshop presenter/facilitator for youth and adults spiritual discipleship classes.  Daree has presented business and professional development topics at organizational chapter meetings, workshops, conferences, schools, and universities across the country for such organizations as The Society for Technical Communication (STC), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at Strayer University, and the University of Houston’s BLACKE Student Summit. She has also been a mentor and facilitator, conducting divorce recovery workshops, and a Toastmasters Youth Leadership program at a local middle school.


My Take

Yes, whew!  There is a lot packed into this book.  Despite the quantity of information, Daree’s style makes it an easy read.  Because she combines her personal journal entries from the past, quotations from famous people, and straightforward advice, the book is also entertaining and interesting.  It’s also structured in an easy-to-read style with highlighted passages, paragraph headings, lists and charts.

Favorite things I read in the book:

  • Confrontations are best done one on one.  Don’t be defensive, just be honest.  Your reaction to drama and mean girls is fuel for their actions.  Comparing yourself to others is normal but have a healthy evaluation of your own appearance.
  • You have no control over how you’re raised or who your family is.  The influence of parents is undeniably strong and shapes us, but you are not your parents.  You should respect but not necessarily agree.
  • The average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day.  According to scientists, roughly 45,000 of those thoughts tend to be negative.  Fight those odds by surrounding yourself with positive people, books, media and eliminated toxic influences.

What Others Say

“Daree Allen is a shining example of what happens when a woman learns to love herself and steps into her own power and confidence.  Daree’s book shares her personal journey with humor and inspiration.  Girls can find their own path to personal growth by applying Daree’s lessons to their lives.” ~ Diane L. Paxson, author

Where to Win

Here, of course!  Enter in the Rafflecopter form below to win my gently read copy.

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Disclosure: All opinions included in this post are my own, unless otherwise stated. In accordance with FTC guidelines, I am disclosing a material connection because I received the book mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. All books are either given away or donated after review.

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