Monday, July 25, 2011

Be Confident in Who You Are

imageBe Confident in Who You Are: A Middle School Confidential Graphic Novel

About the book

This 49-page digital graphic novel is based on Book 1 of the award-winning Middle School Confidential series written by nationally recognized teen expert and anti-bullying activist Annie Fox, M.Ed., and illustrated by Harvey award winner Matt Kindt.

My Thoughts

imageWhen I originally requested to review this app I had a soon to be ten years old.    But after going through the app myself, I got reminded how awkward being a teenager can be and think that all my kids will enjoy going through this reading when they come in age to understand the struggles they are facing as a young man or woman when they arrive to the ages of 11 to 14 years old.

This digital graphic novel is very interactive with each image that you go through and will keep the attention of your child.  At times you will hear birds chirping, laughter, frustration coming out of someone and so on.

I have enjoyed going through the story and the interactivity included in this app.  I almost wish that something similar to that would have existed in my years of high school – back in the 80s.   This particular story contains 8 chapters which will cover the followings;  , Do you like the way you look?image, Sometimes I worry What Other People Think, Sometimes I just Lose It, Meet the Opinionator, Fact Finder – Getting The Truth, I Don’t Get It, I’m Stressed Out!, I Like Who I Am.    Each chapter will present the feelings you can experience and give you some ideas on how to deal with it.    It’s not easy growing up and it comes a time when you feel less than adequate.   I sure know about it.   I remember going through a though time when I was in high school. 

Mind you I completely realize that this product is probably written with a secular perspective.  However, I think that it covers important aspects of going through the difficult years of being a teenager.  

At this moment in time, my oldest son does not need to go through the app but if needed be I would let him read this as well as find Christian curriculum to help him deal with this.   Part of me wishes that something similar would exist with a Christian perspective.   Still this graphic novel as an app is interesting and will provide some answers to questions your teenager might have.   Since it is a secular product, I would suggest that you go through it with your child and discuss what you read together.

Be Confident is available for 3.99$ on iTunes.

Coming soon: Book 2 Real Friends VS The Other Kind and Book 3 What’s up with My Family.   

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Disclaimer: I received the app for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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