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Saving My First Kiss: Why I’m Keeping Confetti in my Closet — Lisa Velthouse


By default, Lisa used to be a “party of one”…

Until she decided to hole up a bunch of party supplies in her closet, all set to pop off the moment Prince Charming brushes her chaste lips.

But sitting outside the fence watching as others muck around isn’t really as easy as it seems.

What if waiting takes forever?

Lisa Velthouse, in this slender assemblage of counsels and guidelines, introduces middle-of-the-road pickles for adolescents and young adults alike, determined to be of assistance to them, to be proof against already adapted worldly exploits. Lisa however did not tackle such issues with imprudence; she, on the other hand, broached specific topics in a fun, lightweight kind of way— further pillared by personal experiences. It’s neither just your usual self-help handbooks which only address shallow and apparent dilemmas, nor your typical Christian booklets entrenched with intensely religious themes. But it is also a journal of sorts—Lisa’s instructions and advices stemmed from her own blunders, misjudgments, and emotional and spiritual deliberations.

Though slim in pages and large in texts, it occurred to me that I mustn’t rush wolfing down Lisa’s wise words. Instead, it must be nibbled bit by bit so as to gratifyingly savor the whole lot. It actually took me a fortnight to eventually slam the book shut.

Featuring recognized Christian figures like C.S. Lewis and other Christian voices, this book doesn’t stop short with moral values to accentuate and give backing into. Add to that the carefully-selected Bible verses that intently expound such values.

Overall, this book gleams in comparison to other works that I have read, not because it is intellectually challenging, has the most beautiful prose, the synchronized flow of narration, nor the apt characterization—but because I just love the words, the messages the author’s trying to convey.


Rating: ★★★★★


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