Finding a prince has been a focus for almost every woman who has ever read fairy tales. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty may have corrupted women's thoughts of the perfect man, but the record is finally being set straight.
"Frog or Prince? The Smart Girl's Guide to Boyfriends," written by Kaycee Jane, is a book that I recommend to every woman. With inside tips on how to distinguish between a frog or prince, Jane focuses on how women should understand themselves and find personal empowerment in order to find their prince.
The beginning of the book centers on the reader and how she should focus on finding herself before finding her prince. Readers learn what traits they have, what needs they have and what needs need to be fulfilled by a relationship through the book's interactive quizzes.
Throughout the book, there are short tips called, "Heart-Saving Shortcuts." These shortcuts are mini-guides or humorous suggestions on how to live life, including "Life is a mirror. . . Life has a way of bringing us exactly what we believe we deserve. Or, more accurately, we let people into our lives and create situations for ourselves that reflect what deep down we think we are worth," as Jane states.
Jane focuses on all personal relationships: relationships with ourselves, romantic relationships and friendships. Throughout the book, Jane stresses that what kind of friend you are and what you need in a friendship are some important parts of understanding yourself.
There are four main characters in which the author plays out different relationship situations. Natalie, Meghan, Ella and Elizabeth are followed through their relationships. They gain skills to determine their fr1ogs from their princes and which guy is right for them.
Meghan falls in love with Jordan but uses her skills at distinguishing between frog or prince to break up with him. Natalie breaks her cycle of dating frogs and bad relationships. Ella begins to grow in self-confidence and trusts to her instincts to get rid of her frog. Finally, Elizabeth learns to accept and builds a relationship with her prince. By the end of the book, each character is empowered by their experiences and builds better relationships in the future.
"Frog or Prince? The Smart Girl's Guide to Boyfriends" is Jane's first novel and a good one at that. It shows women how to identify their needs and make decisions in order to get those needs met. Focused on creating a beautiful life for its readers, "Frog or Prince?" shows a woman how to set her bar, use the Frog/Prince chart, get out of a frog trap and deal with lovesickness.
The book is a guide for any woman who wants to better her life and develop the skills necessary to live a beautiful life. It is a must-read for any woman with the desire to understand herself and her relationships. With the Frog or Prince tool, any woman can find her prince and live the modern fairy tale. --REBECCA MOHR, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, February, 12, 2009
This readable, sensible book will be profoundly useful to young women as they sort out their dating relationships. I highly recommend it to parents, educators and therapists, not to mention its target audience young women. --MARY PIPHER, PH.D., AUTHOR OF REVIVING OPHELIA, February, 12, 2009
I started to write Frog or Prince? The Smart Girl's Guide to Boyfriends for my daughter after I saw her holding the hand of a Frog. I wanted her to have more knowledge about healthy relationships. When we know better, we do better--it's that simple.
"Frog or Prince?" won an Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY). I have an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. I live in Vancouver, British Columbia. I have two beautiful children, a son (age 22) and a daughter (age 20).