Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Boyfriends, Burritos & An Ocean of Trouble: FIRST Wild Card Tour

This is my first FIRST Wild Card Tour book review and I absolutely loved the book!  This is the kind of Christian young adult fiction I would like to write myself.  Despite the somewhat fluffy title, the author takes a real issue (abusive relationships) and tackles it realistically.  I was caught up in the story from page one, it was believable (despite the clever use of a magic book), and it spoke to the heart without being "preachy".  While not the type of book many Christian homeschoolers would automatically choose for their teens (especially those who promote courtship), it would be a good read to help them understand life from a different perspective.  I know my own daughter dealt with many of life's darker issues while advising friends during their times of struggle.  I'd love to read more from this author.

"It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


                Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:

Zondervan (April 20, 2010)
            ***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.


Visit the author's website."





Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 20, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310714850
ISBN-13: 978-0310714859

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