) and generally that waiting was worth it, not in a superficial, ‘isn’t life great’ way, but that I’d like to know that I’m not the only one Praise be to God that I feel like I’m past the white-knuckling just-got-to-do-this-because-it’s-morally-right stage of my late teens.I have found that it is true that “when you resolve firmly to lead a clean life, chastity will not be a burden for you: it will be a triumphal crown.” (St.I was also struck by the simplicity of the language.When teenagers see long-winded language in a book, often we have no desire to read that book and I certainly fall into that category.We invite you to enter into the heart and mind of a young woman who is patiently waiting for God’s plan to unfold in her life: Of course, any long-term struggle is worth it in the end.
What I also found appealing about Bonacci’s read was that from time to time she used humour to convey her message and I am fairly certain that there isn’t a Catholic teenager out there who doesn’t find humour appealing!
You can find an example of her witticisms at the beginning of the book when she says there are two types of love: is a completely different sort of love: just like pizza, you love it as an object but once its use has disappeared, that is to say, once it has been eaten, the remains are cast away.
It is a humorous way of expressing the very real and serious difference between loving and objectifying someone – the point is clear.
However, this book writes about each separate matter in a simple yet direct tone, doesn’t beat about the bush and, because of that, it kept me engaged from start to finish.
All in all, this book is a must-read and I strongly recommend it to any teenager.