by Holly J. Wood

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Sixteen-year-old girl seeks advice on how to reach out to a sister who has become distant; how to make up with my best friend, who spends every moment with her new boyfriend;how to avoid losing my job over working on Sundays; and how to figure out who has been putting love notes in my locker.

Applicants are also required to provide advice on how to handle being head-over-heels for my prom date's best friend—who happens to be the hottest guy in school.

Math tutoring a plus.

Interested persons may contact Eliza Moore.

Sound like a tall order? Well, that is what Eliza Moore is up against during her sophomore year of high school. But when her great-grandmother begins visiting Eliza in her dreams, everything starts to change. These dreams take Eliza back in time to see extraordinary women who help teach her about eight important values. As Eliza learns more about these women and the values they lived by, she discovers the courage and confidence she needs to face her challenges—and her secret admirer.

About the Author

Holly J. Wood

Holly J. Wood is an avid reader. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University where she pursued a degree in health science. Holly has a passion for travel and has lived briefly in Israel and Mexico. True to her name, she enjoys watching classic movies and musicals. She currently lives in Mountain Green, Utah, with her husband and two young children. Invaluable is her debut novel.

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(based upon 8 reviews)

By , Submitted on 2019-03-27

This book and the Invaluable series has given me hope throughout my teenage years and has opened my eyes through my high school years. I'm a bookworm and when I decided to become active again the church this book definitely helped me (along with the scriptures) to become closer to my Heavenly Father. I've put in my papers for my mission and I got asked to pick out my scripture for my plack, after much thought and prayer (Spoiler Alert) the scripture Matthew 17:20 that was used in the book came to mind. It described perfectly what I've gone through and what I have achieved. I connected deeply with the characters in this book and was able to catch up with the young women values and even earn the medallion. It gave me hope when I needed it.

A treasure!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Reading this book is a great way to help young women through their sometimes difficult teenage years. It is a good reminder of the Young Women Values and how important the values will be to them throughout their lives. It's fun, and sometimes makes you laugh and cry. I highly recommend this book to any tween or teen young woman.

Good, clean LDS book
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Good, clean LDS book about virtues and standing for what is right and righteous. Young Women will enjoy this book as it addresses temptations and worldly conduct and what they can do to strengthen themselves.

Recommended for Young Women
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I met author Holly J Black at the Deseret Book Flagship store a couple of weeks ago and right away was impressed without even having read her book. Now having read it, I can say Invaluable is perfect for Young Women in our generation who are fighting to stay true to their values.

Eliza Moore, the main heroine is a sophomore in High School who is going through the transitions many her age do- a strained relationship with her sister, balancing work and a job, figuring out just who she is and getting attention from older boys... but not the one she is hoping for. Mysterious notes start showing up in her locker from a secret admirer during the day, and at night Eliza is being visited by her grandmother in her dreams. Life is all about to change.

Taking the reader through time to meet influential women in history, Invaluable teaches us that there is more to life than texting, gossip, crushes and trying to get to the top of the class the wrong way. Eliza learns to choose a better destiny than the one she is carving out by every day choices, and a long the way an unexpected surprise lands her right where she longs to be.

I loved Invaluable! The plot was a little slow in some places but it progresses the characters well as they mature over the course of the school year. It's a book I would gladly pass on and wholeheartedly recommend to tweens and teens, as well as adult women.

Content: Clean. Mention of the dangers of underage drinking and the consequences of teenage sexuality.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I loved the presentation of the Young Women Values. It reminded me of a value walk activity where the examples of others protray the values in action. I think this book is great because it brings today's situations and challenges into prospective and how it fits together with living the gospel and values.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I really enjoyed this book! It was very inspiring and has helped me strive to become a better person. Thank you Holly J. Wood for writing this. :)

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I am a mother of 5 and this book took my back to my young women days. I loved it.

It has humor, it's easy to read, it has romance, it made me cry a few times, but best of all it taught Values! The main character is amazing and it's hard not to love her. I felt good when reading it, and that is hard to come by these days. =)

I hope to read more from Holly J. Wood!

Great book by a talented new author!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

My teenage daughter absolutely loved this book. She said it made her want to be a better person! Just what a mom wants to hear!

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