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Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins! In this fun, first story in a series that has sold over one million copies, You'll meet the awkward sixth-grader named Lily. After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion industry, Lily obsesses over becoming a model, setting her sights on winning the model search fashion show. She pack Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins! In this fun, first story in a series that has sold over one million copies, You'll meet the awkward sixth-grader named Lily. After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion industry, Lily obsesses over becoming a model, setting her sights on winning the model search fashion show. She packs away her rock and feather collection in exchange for pictures of teen models and fashion magazines. But when the unthinkable happens the night before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.


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Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins! In this fun, first story in a series that has sold over one million copies, You'll meet the awkward sixth-grader named Lily. After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion industry, Lily obsesses over becoming a model, setting her sights on winning the model search fashion show. She pack Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins! In this fun, first story in a series that has sold over one million copies, You'll meet the awkward sixth-grader named Lily. After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion industry, Lily obsesses over becoming a model, setting her sights on winning the model search fashion show. She packs away her rock and feather collection in exchange for pictures of teen models and fashion magazines. But when the unthinkable happens the night before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.

30 review for Here's Lily!

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)

    About this book: “Grow with the spirited, sometimes awkward, but always charming Lily as she learns what real beauty is. In this fun, entertaining story, readers meet awkward sixth grader Lily Robbins who, after receiving a compliment about her looks from a woman in the modeling business, becomes obsessed with her appearance and with becoming a model. As she sets her sights on winning the model search fashion show, she exchanges her rock and feather collection for lip gloss, fashion magazines, a About this book: “Grow with the spirited, sometimes awkward, but always charming Lily as she learns what real beauty is. In this fun, entertaining story, readers meet awkward sixth grader Lily Robbins who, after receiving a compliment about her looks from a woman in the modeling business, becomes obsessed with her appearance and with becoming a model. As she sets her sights on winning the model search fashion show, she exchanges her rock and feather collection for lip gloss, fashion magazines, and a private “club” with her closest friends. But when the unthinkable happens the night before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.” Series: Book #1 in “Lily” series. {Part of the “Faithgirlz” line} Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God, God-confidence & what He wants us to do; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & blessings over food; A few mentions of Church; A mention of dcTalk and Newsboys; *Note: A mention of people who see visions. Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘hush up’, a ‘sissy’, three forms of ‘duh’, three forms of ‘shut up’ and six ‘stupid’s; Eye rolling; A bit of sarcasm; Many mentions of hateful boys & all their teasing; Mentions of pain & burns; A couple mentions of lashes/spankings; A couple mentions of kissing up to someone; A mention of wetting a pair of pants by laughing so hard; A mention of gas. *Note: A mention of Girl Scouts; A couple mentions of J.C. Penny’s and the Gap. Sexual Content- A mean boy picks on Lily (her hair, skin color, weight. When comparing Lily to some models in a magazine, he says “too fat to be her, too snotty to be her, too ugly to be her.”); A mention of hormones; A mention of the saying that if a boy picks on a girl that must mean he likes her; A few mentions of boy-crazy girls at Lily’s school; two ‘chick’s; *Note: One of Lily’s brothers hit her bottom with a basketball (not necessarily on purpose), then her other brother says she has plenty of padding back there; A few mentions of fannies/buns; A couple mentions of boy’s boxer shorts. -Lilianna “Lily” Robbins, age 11 P.O.V. of Lily 128 pages ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Pre Teens- Three Stars New Teens- Three Stars Early High School Teens- Three Stars Older High School Teens- Three Stars My personal Rating- Three Stars {Add 1-2 stars for girls in Public School and/or dealing with bullies} Oooh weee! I just wanted to hug sweet Lily and go all big sister on that Shad! Honestly, I wanted some adult to call him out on his behavior. He annoyed me, to say the least. I am quite proud of Lily & how she handled everything at the end. (Hush, y’all, I know she the book is fiction, but there’s still some good lessons on God-confidence in this little book. ;) ) Link to review: http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspo... *BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

  2. 4 out of 5

    .

    ((4.5)) Recommended age: 11-12+, for girls only. I've read this book many times when I owned it before I gave it away. I think this is a great book to read overall, and would hold interest. It did for me, anyway. One thing to note is that this series is something only tween girls and older should read, since it's centered around girls. This book focuses on Lily attending modeling school and trying to discover what God wants her to do. Her older brother is a musician and the younger brother is athl ((4.5)) Recommended age: 11-12+, for girls only. I've read this book many times when I owned it before I gave it away. I think this is a great book to read overall, and would hold interest. It did for me, anyway. One thing to note is that this series is something only tween girls and older should read, since it's centered around girls. This book focuses on Lily attending modeling school and trying to discover what God wants her to do. Her older brother is a musician and the younger brother is athletic. I can understand why she'd want to have something she is known for, since I feel that same way myself. Lily was an okay character, but she wasn't exactly likeable for me. I find her to be pretty bossy, but I think she has leadership qualities and that may point to what God wants her to do in this series. I didn't really like her obsession with magazines and fashion, but she tends to go all out once she is fixated on something. She went through a huge trial and realized how selfish she was in focusing on something that wasn't really important after all. The ending wasn't necessarily clear, when she was doubting that God wanted her in the modeling field, but I think it's fairly obvious that she decides not to pursue that career (especially when you take a look at the next books in the series). I found myself getting annoyed at the bully, Shad, and I hope he'll eventually go through a change. Pretty much, I hope he'll stop being a bully and change for the better. I'll have to read the next book, which I'll note that I've read multiple times as well, soon enough. I just love this series and have yet to finish it one day. <3 Content Warnings: Some minor language such as shut up; Teasing from a bully as well as family members; Lily focuses on her looks and goes overboard, which may not be something you or anyone else would like to read; A fire happens and a few characters are hurt (might be somewhat scary?).

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Lily is a sixth grade girl. She has unruly red curly hair that gets her picked on all the time. A boy named Shad teases her about everything. One day a woman from a modeling agency comes in to talk to the girls about cleanliness and beauty and confidence. The woman picks Lily out of all the girls to come to classes to build self esteem and confidence. Her parents agree to it only if Lily can find God somewhere in all of it. Lily feels so good about it that she forms a club to help other girls wi Lily is a sixth grade girl. She has unruly red curly hair that gets her picked on all the time. A boy named Shad teases her about everything. One day a woman from a modeling agency comes in to talk to the girls about cleanliness and beauty and confidence. The woman picks Lily out of all the girls to come to classes to build self esteem and confidence. Her parents agree to it only if Lily can find God somewhere in all of it. Lily feels so good about it that she forms a club to help other girls with low self esteem. One night there is a fire in Lily's home. Lily is burnt on her face and her father is burnt on his arms and hands. How will she ever get up in front of an audience of people to walk in a fashion show with bandages on her face? Lily puts herself into Gods hands and prays He will help her be confident and strong in front of the audience. She steps out onto the runway to see Shad in the audience. She is afraid of what he'll say, but instead the whole audience stands up and applauds Lily for being so brave. I really thought this was going to be a quick book to read and review. Boy was I shocked! You start to feel bad for this girl right away. I mean, not only do you have this bully Shad at school(who no one does anything about), but then she also gets picked on at home by her two brothers(who no one does anything about). The mom and dad just don't even pay it any mind. This really, really bothered me. It seemed only the outsiders saw Lily for what she was, a beautiful young lady. In the end, this was a fantastic book. It is very highly recommended reading for girls in the 10-12 year old range. As a mom of two boys and two girls, my 10 year old will be reading this.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    i like God-confidence and how they take modeling as fun not stupid i mean i think it would be fun! its sad how she and her dad got burned but they got through it with God and it stinks how stupid Shad and all those other stupid boys could be so mean!!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Parker Keys_to_hades

    Can you give a book something like, twenty stars? I don't care what age you are, this book is amazing! I'm twenty, and I still adored it. It's got a wonderful message about having confidence, but not being vain, and there are so many awesome points made. I highly recommend this book to any woman of any age, especially any who struggle with not finding themselves beautiful. Can you give a book something like, twenty stars? I don't care what age you are, this book is amazing! I'm twenty, and I still adored it. It's got a wonderful message about having confidence, but not being vain, and there are so many awesome points made. I highly recommend this book to any woman of any age, especially any who struggle with not finding themselves beautiful.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jaimi Rachelle

    You get five stars for horrifying me and taking up so much of my childhood.....

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sofia Marie

    A new start. A lady from a modeling agency came over to Lily’s school and showed the sixth-graders how to take care of their body. For once, Lily didn’t feel like a giraffe. She felt special, no matter what Shad or her brothers had to say. And then that lady asks her to try out for modeling classes. Could life get any better? Lily is getting more and more poise with every class, and she loves passing on lessons to her friends. But even more Lily just can’t wait until the show! Won’t Shad be amaz A new start. A lady from a modeling agency came over to Lily’s school and showed the sixth-graders how to take care of their body. For once, Lily didn’t feel like a giraffe. She felt special, no matter what Shad or her brothers had to say. And then that lady asks her to try out for modeling classes. Could life get any better? Lily is getting more and more poise with every class, and she loves passing on lessons to her friends. But even more Lily just can’t wait until the show! Won’t Shad be amazed! He won’t ever make fun of anyone again. What could go wrong, right? Typical Lily: “Lily’s brother Art said Lily’s hair always looked like it was enough for thirty-seven people the way it stuck out all over her head. But most important of all, Reni was as petite and dainty as a toy poodle, not tall and leggy like a giraffe. At least that was the way Lily thought of herself. Even now, as they walked into the library, Lily tripped on the wipe-your-feet mat and plowed into a rolling rack of books.” "Here’s Lily" is a great middle-school book that dives into the issue of self-esteem. Lily learns that it’s not about makeup or hairstyle. It’s not even really about self-confidence and being assertive. It’s about being confident in who God made one to be! Lily can only get through the hard times with God’s help, and she learns to trust Him. "Here’s Lily" is the first in the fourteen-book Lily series.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ruthe Turner

    You think things are bad enough for Lily - she sees herself as quite a mess with wild red hair, very white skin and a skinny body. She believes everyone agrees with her assessment, especially because of unkind remarks from school mates and even her brothers. However, the modeling agent sees potential, and Lily is soon enrolled in modeling school with the promise of a modeling career IF she does well at the upcoming show. But things get very, very, very worse. This is a great book for girls to se You think things are bad enough for Lily - she sees herself as quite a mess with wild red hair, very white skin and a skinny body. She believes everyone agrees with her assessment, especially because of unkind remarks from school mates and even her brothers. However, the modeling agent sees potential, and Lily is soon enrolled in modeling school with the promise of a modeling career IF she does well at the upcoming show. But things get very, very, very worse. This is a great book for girls to see how God can take a big mess and make something beautiful from it. It's very entertaining and full of great life lessons.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    It's not about having self-confidence but having God-confidence, which is exactly what Lily needed after having a kitchen grease fire burn her face and her dad's hands just before the big fashion show. It's not about having self-confidence but having God-confidence, which is exactly what Lily needed after having a kitchen grease fire burn her face and her dad's hands just before the big fashion show.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Victor Gentile

    Nancy Rue in her new book “Here’s Lily!” Book One in The Lily Series published by Thomas Nelson introduces us to Lily Robbins. From the back cover: Here’s Lily! Meet Lily Robbins, clever and charming, awkward and not-so-perfect- and always fun. Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins! In this funny first story in series that has sold over one million copies, you’ll meet red-headed sixth-grader Lily Robbins. After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion Nancy Rue in her new book “Here’s Lily!” Book One in The Lily Series published by Thomas Nelson introduces us to Lily Robbins. From the back cover: Here’s Lily! Meet Lily Robbins, clever and charming, awkward and not-so-perfect- and always fun. Welcome to the wonderful world of Lily Robbins! In this funny first story in series that has sold over one million copies, you’ll meet red-headed sixth-grader Lily Robbins. After receiving a compliment about her looks from a high-powered woman in the fashion industry, Lily obsesses over becoming a model, setting her sights on winning the “model search” fashion show. Overnight, she packs away her rock and feather collection in exchange for fashion magazines and lip gloss – but is God in the middle of this change in Lily’s life? When the unthinkable happens a couple nights before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty. No doubt about it kids can be cruel and when they find someone whose appearance is different from themselves well they can just have a field day. While that may be fun for them it most certainly is not fun for the person being abused. And when that person is a young girl the abuse can wear on a person’s self-confidence. But Lily gets a chance to rebuild her self-confidence by being accepted to modeling school and things begin to change. However, the things being taught all have to do with outer beauty. But God has a way of teaching about inner beauty and Ms. Rue does a superior job of demonstrating both and hiding everything in a very entertaining story. Ms. Rue has created a wonderful character and a role model for young girls to identify with. I am sure they will enjoy this story much more than I did and I enjoyed it a lot. I recommend this book highly and am already looking forward to the next book in this series. If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to www.kingdomhighlights.org where they are available On Demand. To listen to 24 hours non-stop Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.kingdomairwaves.org Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  11. 5 out of 5

    Eustacia Tan

    I don't know about you, but I grew up reading the Lily series by Nancy Rue when I was a kid. My school had all the books in the school library and I remember really enjoying reading the series. So, when I saw on NetGalley that the first book of the series - Here's Lily was going to be republished, I couldn't wait to read it. Nevermind the fact that I'm probably well above the age of the target market :p Well, the first book in the Lily series focuses on looks. Lily is a typical 12 year old girl ( I don't know about you, but I grew up reading the Lily series by Nancy Rue when I was a kid. My school had all the books in the school library and I remember really enjoying reading the series. So, when I saw on NetGalley that the first book of the series - Here's Lily was going to be republished, I couldn't wait to read it. Nevermind the fact that I'm probably well above the age of the target market :p Well, the first book in the Lily series focuses on looks. Lily is a typical 12 year old girl (6th grade means 12 right?) who's insecure about her looks. But when she receives an invitation to join a modeling agency (well, classes that could lead to a job with the agency), she jumps at the chance to be beautiful. Well, that and silence that annoying boy in class who's always teasing her. The book felt largely the same as I remember it, which is to say, awesome. Except for a few changes, which were things like references to Taylor Swift and iPods. Whether that there were major plot changes, I don't think so, but it has been many years since I read the book so I could be wrong. Personally, I didn't really see the point of adding references that may become dated in a few years time. But if I were much younger, these things would make me feel as though Lily was part of my generation (instead of being my generation). I love how the book focuses on Godly beauty, even if Lily does get confused. But the confusion is what makes the lesson seem so real. If I remember, the accompanying book (the series used to come with a 'workbook') was about beauty and how to take care of your skin, hair, and such while not becoming obsessed with it. I hope that it's also being reprinted; I think the accompanying book makes the series unique, not to mention turns it from an entertaining read into something a Sunday School Class can use. Basically, I think all girls should read it (even if you're old!). It may be my bias, but the book is entertaining, even as Lily goes over-the-top. If you have a younger sister/cousin/you happen to teach a Sunday School Class, maybe you should get them to read this book, I think they'll like it. Who knows, if there isn't a book club, this book may make one out of them (you can tell them it's a series). Disclaimer: I got this book free from NetGally in exchange for a free and honest review. First posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Okay, I started out really not liking this book, but my daughter asked if I’d request, so I did and had to read it. From the get go, the reader is introduced to Lily and her school mates, one is a boy who is a cruel bully. The teacher doesn’t seem to want to curb the bullying and when Lily goes home she is teased mercilessly by her brothers and even sometimes by her parents, under the guise of “we’re just kidding.” As a victim of bullying, I find it hard to read books where it seems nothing is Okay, I started out really not liking this book, but my daughter asked if I’d request, so I did and had to read it. From the get go, the reader is introduced to Lily and her school mates, one is a boy who is a cruel bully. The teacher doesn’t seem to want to curb the bullying and when Lily goes home she is teased mercilessly by her brothers and even sometimes by her parents, under the guise of “we’re just kidding.” As a victim of bullying, I find it hard to read books where it seems nothing is done about it, and yes having children call one another ugly is a form of bullying. I also found some of the children to be very disrespectful to their parents. I have other concerns such as young girls hanging model posters, reading Seventeen magazine (even my 10 year says she wouldn’t touch it), and make-up. So as much as these things bothered me I kept reading, since I agreed to read it in it’s entirety to review it. I am actually glad that I did keep reading, and I won’t provide any spoilers, but when something occurs that changes Lily’s opinion of beauty we see a truly confident girl who grows in her faith. She doesn’t get rid of her make-up and still reads fashion magazines but I do believe that even with these things this book can be a great discussion starter for young girls and their moms to discuss what their family believes. Would I let my 10 year old read this, yes but I’m not so sure I’d let my impressionable 7 1/2 year old read it just yet. **Disclaimer: I was provided an e-copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kary

    First, a big thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book and providing a copy of the book for giveaway! Also, thank you to author Nancy Rue for visiting and for posting on my blog! Lily is a character that most girls can relate to in some way. It is a rarity to make it to middle school without reaching middle school without feeling insecure about yourself at some point. Lily, unfortunately, is one that is uncomfortable in her own skin because she feels First, a big thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book and providing a copy of the book for giveaway! Also, thank you to author Nancy Rue for visiting and for posting on my blog! Lily is a character that most girls can relate to in some way. It is a rarity to make it to middle school without reaching middle school without feeling insecure about yourself at some point. Lily, unfortunately, is one that is uncomfortable in her own skin because she feels like a "giraffe" and has frizzy orange hair and is all around awkward. Even her own family teases her. But then one day, a lady from a modeling agency visits her school to talk about beauty secrets, and makes Lily feel better about her looks. She even tells her she could be model material! Her family allows her to take modeling classes somewhat hesitantly - they are hestiant, because they are not sure that modeling is an activity where she will find God. However, Lily uses what she learns from modeling to help her fellow "awkward" friends at school to find their inner beauty and confidence. And she discovers that her mentor and modeling coach, Kathleen, is also a Christian, and she teaches Lily about "God-confidence." I loved this book! Like I said, young girls will really relate to Lily and will hopefully gather some wisdom from this delightful story. My 11 year old daughter read it after I did, and she devoured it almost all in one sitting! Her comments - "You don't need make up to be pretty, because God made you the way you are. All you need is God confidence!"

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    I read about half of this series when I was younger. (Nancy Rue had only written up to the ninth book or so) By the time she wrote additional books, I had outgrown the series in terms of my maturity level. I enjoyed them, though I remember finding several things I didn't agree with, mainly, Lily's attitude towards her family. Not that it wasn't realistic to real life, after all, we don't always love our parents and siblings. I just, had some things I didn't like, as stated. It's been so long sin I read about half of this series when I was younger. (Nancy Rue had only written up to the ninth book or so) By the time she wrote additional books, I had outgrown the series in terms of my maturity level. I enjoyed them, though I remember finding several things I didn't agree with, mainly, Lily's attitude towards her family. Not that it wasn't realistic to real life, after all, we don't always love our parents and siblings. I just, had some things I didn't like, as stated. It's been so long since I read the books that I can't pinpoint anything specific from my memories. I just remember, despite the few things I didn't like, there was also a lot of things I found funny and interesting. I think what I related to most was just how Lily was so unsure of what God had planned for her future. She kept changing her mind on what she might want to do after she graduated from high-school. That was something I also struggled with and I found a lot of comfort learning with Lily along the way that I didn't need all the answers in life, I just needed to trust God with all my tomorrows. I found reading difficult when I was younger but I enjoyed reading these books so, if you have a little girl who struggles with reading as well, you might try this series. I'm not sure that they are so much "easy" reads as they are, extremely captivating. :)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mymcbooks

    My Review: Lily Robbins got teased at school because of her hair long bright red hair and her pale skin. When Kathleen Winfrey from Rutledge Modeling Agency visited Lily’s school to give the girls beauty secrets she compliment Lily on her long red hair and skin and selected her to join the agency that made the girl even jealous. After discussing it with her parents, they encouraged her to follow her dreams but first she has to find out where God is in her modeling career. But Lily got carried aw My Review: Lily Robbins got teased at school because of her hair long bright red hair and her pale skin. When Kathleen Winfrey from Rutledge Modeling Agency visited Lily’s school to give the girls beauty secrets she compliment Lily on her long red hair and skin and selected her to join the agency that made the girl even jealous. After discussing it with her parents, they encouraged her to follow her dreams but first she has to find out where God is in her modeling career. But Lily got carried away about becoming a model that she forgot to put God first. The message isn’t only about being confident and knowing that beauty comes from within but finding God’s purpose in what we do. And Lily needed to put God first. I recommend this book for young girls. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

  16. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Lily Robbins is a tall, red headed, 6th grader, who wishes she was more perfect. When Kathleen comes to the middle school to teach the girls about skin and haircare, she notices the model potential in Lily. Kathleen asks Lily to check with her parents if they may allow her to participate in the next round of modeling classes at Rutledge Agency. With reluctance her parents agree and Lily, along with other selected from surrounding schools join together in learning about modeling. Lily learns to b Lily Robbins is a tall, red headed, 6th grader, who wishes she was more perfect. When Kathleen comes to the middle school to teach the girls about skin and haircare, she notices the model potential in Lily. Kathleen asks Lily to check with her parents if they may allow her to participate in the next round of modeling classes at Rutledge Agency. With reluctance her parents agree and Lily, along with other selected from surrounding schools join together in learning about modeling. Lily learns to be more self confident, or God-confident as Kathleen likes to say. That God confidence is put to the test when a serious accident affects Lily's family and she must lean on God and her faith to get through. Lily is a witty and charming young lady, dealing with typical middle school trials. Boys who tease and sneer, brothers who bug and bother, parents that don't always get it. Sure to resonate with every middle school girl, this series gently reminds young ladies of their need of God's loving care. Geared for ages 7-11. I am excited to see what new adventure Nancy Rue takes Lily on! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tristen

    Big thanks to Tommy Nelson for allowing me to review this book I can't say enough about this wonderful book that helps young girls realize more than their confidence but helps them discover " God-confidence". Lily learns throughout the book just what it means to be truly beautiful , that God created each of us differently but he finds each of us beautiful. Lily also learns that what we say can also be used to bring about beauty or to dim that beauty. I really enjoyed how Lily's parents encouraged Big thanks to Tommy Nelson for allowing me to review this book I can't say enough about this wonderful book that helps young girls realize more than their confidence but helps them discover " God-confidence". Lily learns throughout the book just what it means to be truly beautiful , that God created each of us differently but he finds each of us beautiful. Lily also learns that what we say can also be used to bring about beauty or to dim that beauty. I really enjoyed how Lily's parents encouraged her to find God in all the things she did , such as the Modeling Show . It's so important to remember that God needs to be apart of everything we do , and that with him in our lives we can do anything , even face the bullies in the world. I also really loved how Lily became and example to other girls. Lily began to over come her lack of confidence and others were able to see it . Over all, I would recommend this book to any young girl who needs to be reminded how wonderful she is, that God created her to be a uniquely beautiful and that God is with you no matter the situation. * I was given this book in exchanged for this review . I was in no other way compensated.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Mymcbooks

    My Review: Lily Robbins got teased at school because of her hair long bright red hair and her pale skin. When Kathleen Winfrey from Rutledge Modeling Agency visited Lily’s school to give the girls beauty secrets she compliment Lily on her long red hair and skin and selected her to join the agency that made the girl even jealous. After discussing it with her parents, they encouraged her to follow her dreams but first she has to find out where God is in her modeling career. But Lily got carried aw My Review: Lily Robbins got teased at school because of her hair long bright red hair and her pale skin. When Kathleen Winfrey from Rutledge Modeling Agency visited Lily’s school to give the girls beauty secrets she compliment Lily on her long red hair and skin and selected her to join the agency that made the girl even jealous. After discussing it with her parents, they encouraged her to follow her dreams but first she has to find out where God is in her modeling career. But Lily got carried away about becoming a model that she forgot to put God first. The message isn’t only about being confident and knowing that beauty comes from within but finding God’s purpose in what we do. And Lily needed to put God first. I recommend this book for young girls. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jill Williamson

    The kids in school tease Lily for being so tall and having such curly red hair. But when a talent agency owner comes to school to talk to the girls about beauty, she singles Lily out and offers her a chance to be a model. Lily’s parents allow her to participate in the modeling classes on one condition: that she find out whether God is present in this opportunity. So Lily sets out to discover if there is more to beauty that looking good. This was a really sweet little story. Lilly and her friends The kids in school tease Lily for being so tall and having such curly red hair. But when a talent agency owner comes to school to talk to the girls about beauty, she singles Lily out and offers her a chance to be a model. Lily’s parents allow her to participate in the modeling classes on one condition: that she find out whether God is present in this opportunity. So Lily sets out to discover if there is more to beauty that looking good. This was a really sweet little story. Lilly and her friends were “young” sixth graders, as the ones in most public schools today, sadly, are already dating. But I find this book refreshing and know that these are books I will urge my daughter (who is eight) to read. Lilly was a kind girl, she worked hard to treat others kindly, even when others were mean to her. And she went through a traumatic experience and didn’t let it get the best of her. I liked Lilly a lot and found her an excellent and relatable role model for young readers. Recommended for readers 8-12.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Here's Lilly by Nancy Rue is a fun and entertaining book for young girls. As the main character, Lilly learns difficult life lessons, she also sees that turning to God for guidance and confidence will help her regain her focus on who's opinion is really the most important. As with most pre-teen girls, Lilly struggles with self-confidence, beauty, social issues, peer pressure and the struggle to balance friends, family and faith. In this book, and the other books in the Lilly Series, she learns th Here's Lilly by Nancy Rue is a fun and entertaining book for young girls. As the main character, Lilly learns difficult life lessons, she also sees that turning to God for guidance and confidence will help her regain her focus on who's opinion is really the most important. As with most pre-teen girls, Lilly struggles with self-confidence, beauty, social issues, peer pressure and the struggle to balance friends, family and faith. In this book, and the other books in the Lilly Series, she learns that God's opinion is best. And although difficult at time, Lilly learns that listening the His instruction, and that of her parents, is what matters most. I found throughout this book, that there are a lot of great lessons for young girls to learn in Here's Lilly by Nancy Rue. I think this book is a great addition to any young girl's library and will help them see themselves through God's eyes. It is definitely a book I plan to have my own daughters read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Raya Whitehouse

    Lily has a best friend named Reni. Lily is always polite even when people are making fun of her looks. In her head she is always saying how Reni is so cute. She complains in her head about her looks, like her frizzy red hair and how she bites her nails. That is in part due to the other kids saying mean things to her. The girls all go to the library for beauty tips, The woman named Kathleen is the one talking about it. She picks a volunteer, who turns out to be Lily. She shows the girls how you do Lily has a best friend named Reni. Lily is always polite even when people are making fun of her looks. In her head she is always saying how Reni is so cute. She complains in her head about her looks, like her frizzy red hair and how she bites her nails. That is in part due to the other kids saying mean things to her. The girls all go to the library for beauty tips, The woman named Kathleen is the one talking about it. She picks a volunteer, who turns out to be Lily. She shows the girls how you don't want to use a lot of makeup and how you want to just try and enhance your already beautiful features. She explains how they should stand and walk easier. Lily has a nine-year-old brother named Joe and their older brother named Art. Who also make fun of her. She get into a modeling class run by Kathleen (who invited her). I hope everyone enjoys reading this, i know me and my daughter did.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    This is a wonderful book for younger girls to read. You get to meet Lily, and Lily is a pretty average girl. She deals with things that most girls have to deal with, brothers, bullies at school, friends and trying to find real examples of where God is in her every day life. Lily is struggling to find out what she is good at, her older brother is the musician and her younger brother is the athlete. But all Lily seems to be good at is being clumsy. Then after a presentation at school Lily tries he This is a wonderful book for younger girls to read. You get to meet Lily, and Lily is a pretty average girl. She deals with things that most girls have to deal with, brothers, bullies at school, friends and trying to find real examples of where God is in her every day life. Lily is struggling to find out what she is good at, her older brother is the musician and her younger brother is the athlete. But all Lily seems to be good at is being clumsy. Then after a presentation at school Lily tries her hand at a modeling class. This class really seems to change Lily, and with those changes Lily is able to help others around her. I had a fun time reading this book with my 7 year old daughter, Emmy really did enjoy the book too. Disclosure: This book was provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley. The rating, review, and all opinions are my own

  23. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Hines

    Lily is picked on and teased at school, but not alone. Others are as well. She's gangling and has wild orange hair but has a sweet manner. When a model agency comes to her school and picks her to take some modelling lessons, Lily is shocked but pleased. She learns how to have confidence at her lessons and to find God's place not only in modelling but in her life. She takes some of her lessons learned back to school to try and teach others. A book geared toward younger readers but with big lesson Lily is picked on and teased at school, but not alone. Others are as well. She's gangling and has wild orange hair but has a sweet manner. When a model agency comes to her school and picks her to take some modelling lessons, Lily is shocked but pleased. She learns how to have confidence at her lessons and to find God's place not only in modelling but in her life. She takes some of her lessons learned back to school to try and teach others. A book geared toward younger readers but with big lessons. The writing is strong and seamless and really holds the reader's attention. Lily has some mishaps and learns some big lessons. Teasing and bullying is wrong and Here's Lily takes a strong stance against it. Great characters, fun, educating and a way to learn how to find God in your love, I recommend this book to any young reader! Definitely add this one to your summer reading list!

  24. 4 out of 5

    ILoveBooks

    We have all let a compliment go to our head or fixated on a comment someone made to us. Sixth grade Lily gets sucked into an obsession with fashion and her looks. She stops valuing what really matters and begins to question what is truly important. Lily looks to God to learn the answers to her questions and becomes stronger as a result. The best part about any book is the underlying messages. Here’s Lily is full of moments of clarity and realization. Rue incorporates these messages into the book We have all let a compliment go to our head or fixated on a comment someone made to us. Sixth grade Lily gets sucked into an obsession with fashion and her looks. She stops valuing what really matters and begins to question what is truly important. Lily looks to God to learn the answers to her questions and becomes stronger as a result. The best part about any book is the underlying messages. Here’s Lily is full of moments of clarity and realization. Rue incorporates these messages into the book with an easy flow. Readers are not hit over the head with a message, but come to the realizations with Lily. Interesting too are the companion books that offer advice and answer questions that girls often have when experiencing adolescence.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kerrymac

    My 10 year old and I really liked this book. It had important issues and dealth with them well. About 2/3 through the book we began to get a little annoyed with the title character, but then after an emergency, we were glued to the book through the end. I really liked how the book approached the issue of the character's and her family's faith. It was introduced gradually and wasn't at all preachy--so my 10 year old was able to accept it as part of the story! We plan to read the other Lily series b My 10 year old and I really liked this book. It had important issues and dealth with them well. About 2/3 through the book we began to get a little annoyed with the title character, but then after an emergency, we were glued to the book through the end. I really liked how the book approached the issue of the character's and her family's faith. It was introduced gradually and wasn't at all preachy--so my 10 year old was able to accept it as part of the story! We plan to read the other Lily series books too!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    Lily Robbins is a girl who gets teased at school everyday for her hair that is bright red and frizzy, her pale skin, and for her tallness. She never felt pretty. But once she got to be an example for a professional model at school she did feel very beautiful. The model asks her to be in her modeling show because she is model material. But her mom and dad wont let her do it unless she finds a place where God is in the modeling buiseness.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    I was looking for some Christian fiction to read with my 9 year old and this was one of the books recommended. She read it on her own months ago and enjoyed it. I read it recently to screen for a 5th and 6th grade girls book at church. Lily, an akward 6th grader, is offered free modeling lessons, which she enjoys and excels at, even though her family doesn't take her or the lessons seriously. It has good lessons about beauty, confidence, and family dynamics. I even cried at one part! I was looking for some Christian fiction to read with my 9 year old and this was one of the books recommended. She read it on her own months ago and enjoyed it. I read it recently to screen for a 5th and 6th grade girls book at church. Lily, an akward 6th grader, is offered free modeling lessons, which she enjoys and excels at, even though her family doesn't take her or the lessons seriously. It has good lessons about beauty, confidence, and family dynamics. I even cried at one part!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Hebada

    I was really surprised when I read this book. I honestly thought it wasn't going to be good. But when I actually read it I couldn't stop, plus it benefits me when Lily learns a lesson. Although it does get quite repetitive because it's always Lily going overboard sticking to one thing. I'd like to thank the person who gave me the first 5 books! I was really surprised when I read this book. I honestly thought it wasn't going to be good. But when I actually read it I couldn't stop, plus it benefits me when Lily learns a lesson. Although it does get quite repetitive because it's always Lily going overboard sticking to one thing. I'd like to thank the person who gave me the first 5 books!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jurnee K

    this book is the first book of the Lily Series. Lily's teacher brings in a model coach to show the girls all about beauty. she needed someone to demonstrate on. but instead of choosing the "prettiest" girl in class... she picked Lily! in this book lily finds out that beauty not only comes from the outside... but on the inside as well this book is the first book of the Lily Series. Lily's teacher brings in a model coach to show the girls all about beauty. she needed someone to demonstrate on. but instead of choosing the "prettiest" girl in class... she picked Lily! in this book lily finds out that beauty not only comes from the outside... but on the inside as well

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Fischer

    I read this book before giving it to my 9 year old daughter. This is a story about inner beauty and confidence. The main character, Lily, really grows throughout the story and I feel that she will be a positive role model for my daughter. Lily learns to let her faith guide her as she influences the lives of those around her.

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