Hello lovelies! I was asked recently to do a spotlight for a book called Aloha Self Esteem? and I really wanted to. So please, keep reading to find out a little more about this book. And if you like what you see, enter into the Goodreads giveaway to try to win it! Giveaway is open until July 17th.
Aloha Self Esteem? by Alicia Emamdee
Publisher: For She Is Beautiful, LLC
Date of Publication: March 11, 2014
Synopsis: Jennifer Gonzalez, a shy and quiet girl of almost 16, desperately wants to visit her cousin, Sara, in Hawaii for the summer. The only way her Mom will allow her to go is if she improves her grades. Her worst subject is Psychology and the topic for her term paper, which counts for half of her grade, is due in only a few days, and having no idea what to base her paper on, Jen falls into a deep state of complete and utter panic.
It’s not until she hears her little sister talking about being too fat that she comes up with the brilliant idea to write her paper on self-esteem and ways to improve it. As Jen delves into her research, she discovers why so many teen girls suffer with low self-esteem and finds techniques to help increase it. Despite the pressures society places on women and teenage girls to look perfect, Jen realizes that she needs a boost of self-esteem as well, and takes us on her own journey of self-confidence and self-discovery.
Experiencing many obstacles along the way, Jen keeps bumping into her guy crush but is extremely shy and hesitant to attempt any kind of interaction with him. Her hopes of ever falling in love fall to the wayside as she struggles with her insecurities. Will Jen improve her grades enough to be allowed to visit her cousin in Hawaii? Will she overcome her shyness and gain self-confidence? What about her guy crush? Will she ever be confident enough to talk to him? Will she ever fall in love?
Author Bio: Alicia Emamdee is the creator of For She Is Beautiful, LLC, a website dedicated to empowering and inspiring women, teen girls and girls of all ages. It provides information on building self-esteem, staying positive and believing in yourself. Alicia has an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and has over eight years experience working with children and adolescents. As a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, she worked as a Child and Family Therapist for two years at a mental health agency in South Florida. Due to an illness called fibromyalgia, however, she was forced to stop working in the counseling field but is finally living out her dream of writing inspirational and motivational books with her first young adult novel on self-esteem for teen girls, “Aloha Self-Esteem?” She is currently working on her second book in the self-esteem series for women in their 30s and 40s.
Amazon Author Page:http://amzn.to/1nxGgSY
Goodreads Author Page:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8063532.Alicia_Emamdee
My Final Note: You guys, I really think the mission behind this book is kind of awesome. I can’t think of anyone I’ve ever met who didn’t struggle with self-esteem issues, especially in high school. Here is a fictional novel that may just help you feel better about yourself. Have fun, believe in yourselves, and happy reading!