nothing like a catholic YA novel to make you feel romantic.
Gloria Jean has a lot going on for a fourteen
year old girl. She’s facing the normal adolescent stuff like being curious
about boys and dating, and being exposed to Sex Ed which is super confusing.
She’s also beginning Confirmation classes like many do her age and then on top
of all of her growing pains she’s diagnosed celiac disease, which causes her to
totally revamp her diet, making it impossible for her to take Communion at her
Catholic Church. Gloria Jean also has to delay her search for the perfect first
kiss, because with celiac disease you have to stay away from germs. Which leads
us to the title of Britt Leigh’s debut novel, Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean, she’s already smarter
than I was at her age, I didn’t even have one commandment. Ultimately this is a
charming story of a girl who is trying to understand God, herself, and where
everything else in her teenage world fits in.
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