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16 year old Eliza has things pretty good. She has a great family that loves her, an amazing best friend Jill, and almost boyfriend Jason who leaves her really sweet love notes in her locker almost everyday. The thing is: life is really hard when you're in high school! Jill has a new boyfriend that takes up almost every minute and Eliza's younger sister Courtney is beginning to be very distant, Eliza's not sure quite when that even happened. Just when Eliza needs help the most her great-grandmother, also named Eliza, starts visiting her in her dreams, unfolding the deeper meanings of the Young Women values for Eliza and showing her some pretty incredible women, examples of those values, and what they had to go through in their lives. Eliza treasures this time with her long dead great-grandmother, even as she knows that it will soon come to an end, but what she doesn't realize is just how fast these lessons will become necessary to help Eliza, Jill and even Courtney. I LOVED this book. I really enjoyed the way the Young Women values were portrayed, I haven't been considered a Young Woman in a really long time, but I enjoyed the lessons on the values and I learned quite a bit myself! Eliza is a wonderful character, searching to find herself and do what's right, and the end of the book was amazing! I think all Young Women should read this book to find out for themselves just what the values of faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity and virtue really mean for them and in their lives!

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