My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens is an informative glimpse in the minds of four teenage children of military parents. Mariah, Adam, Meredith, and Carlos give the reader a "no holes barred" account of their most intimate thoughts and feelings by way of blogging. Each teen exhibits his or her own unique way of coping with a deployed parent. Some deal with it by sharing their fears with support groups, while others internalize their anger and pain.
This book is fictional in nature, but realistic by design. It is an excellent educational tool, which would benefit any military family. It contains not only the blogs of the teens, but also coping tips and motivational suggestions at the end of each chapter that will help the military child come to terms with his or her feelings. At the end of the book, there is a section for the readers to document their own story as well.
My Story is an informative little book giving the reader a newfound comprehension of the often forgotten sacrifices made by the children of the American soldier.
Authors Dr. Michelle Sherman, PhD, and Ms. DeAnne Sherman comprise a trained, experienced, and highly motivated writing team focused on helping military families cope (and thrive). My Story can be purchased through www.SeedsofHopeBooks.com.
Reviewed by: Claudia Pemberton (2010)
My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens is a series of blogs by four military teens that highlights their feelings and experiences before, during, and after parental deployment. It provides support and education for all military teens and pre-teens by honoring their unique joys and sacrifices, addressing their fears and hopes, and exploring how parental deployment affects their lives.