What Matters Most: Diary Of A Teenage Girl by Melody Carlson


A quick written, quick witted book about a teenage girl… loved the green tips!  ~ Sheila

Sixteen-year-old Maya Stark has a lot to sort through. She could graduate from high school early if she wants to. She’s considering it, especially when popular cheerleader Vanessa Hartman decides to make her life miserable–and Maya’s ex-boyfriend Dominic gets the wrong idea about everything.

To complicate matters even more, Maya’s mother will be released from prison soon, and she’ll want Maya to live with her again. That’s a disaster waiting to happen. And when Maya plays her dad’s old acoustic guitar in front of an audience, she discovers talents and opportunities she never expected. Faced with new options, Maya must choose between a “normal” life and a glamorous one. Ultimately, she has to figure out what matters most.

My Thoughts:

This was a fun, quick read.  I like how it is written in a journal type format.  It seemed to fit perfectly for Maya and brought me back to my team years when I too journaled my days (of course then we called it a diary).  😉

I found the book to be unique with Maya’s Green Tips Of The Day.  Loved it.  Going into this read I did not know this was the third in a series called Diary Of A Teenage Girl.  What I have missed is A Not So Simple Life and Its A Green Thing.  Two books that if I came across them, I would not pass up.


About Melody…

Melody Carlson has published over ninety books for adults, children, and teens, with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award.

I received my review copy of the book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

10 thoughts on “What Matters Most: Diary Of A Teenage Girl by Melody Carlson

    1. Hi Laura,

      It would be fine for a younger teen – Christian author…. I would however recommend looking into the two prior books as this is the third in the series. 🙂

  1. its a great book its fun and the problems she gets into and how she geats out of them . I think its a good book for teenagers to read.

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