Thursday, September 6, 2012

Book Review: Perfectly Unique by Annie F. Downs

Everyone, ok, well, most everyone has body issues.  It's a love/hate relationship.  Most of the time it's hate.  Former elementary school teacher Annie F. Downs takes teen girls on a ride exploring their bodies, showing them how to love God's creation and use it to worship Him.

Downs pours herself into the book relating life stories to each message she wants to get across.  This personal touch enables the message to become real and tangible, easier to grasp.  She's dealt with these issues herself and has utilized the advice on the pages.  She's not cold and standoffish.  She's right there struggling with the reader.

Her writing style is like a casual conversation.  She's talking to the reader as she's writing and I mean literally as she's writing.  She uses events that have just a few seconds ago taken place in her world to illustrate the ideas she is writing about.  The casualness of the book helps the reader to want to read it.  It's not a struggle or bore to get through.

Including in book are recipes for food Downs mentions.  Unexpected, but I think it's a good idea.  She talks about puppy chow (not the dog food!) and an onion soup that readers may want to try them.

Our body is a gift from God and Annie Downs reminds us that we need to use our gift for God.

I read this book using the Adobe Digital program on my laptop.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review in any way.


  1. Thank you so much for this kind review! I'm really glad you enjoyed the book. Really really.