Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Motorcycles, Sushi, & One Strange Book (Real Life 1) Book Review

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 16, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


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 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310714842
ISBN-13: 978-0310714842

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My thoughts:
This is book #1 in Rue's newest series Real Life. You can read my review on book #2 here.

It was a really good book about a girl who has ADHD and how she has prayed for God to take it away and when he didn't, she started to lose faith. She lives with her mother with no father in the picture. When he suddenly returns her life is turned upside down. Her mother who has never been very stable tries to hurt herself and is no longer able to care for her. So she must go live with her dad in Florida. From this moment on he tries to change everything about her life and help her to see that things don't have to stay the same and with God's help her life will be full.

When I first started reading this I was afraid there was going to be a miraculous recovery from ADHD for this young girl. And I really didn't want that because I know that there are probably hundreds of parents who have prayed the same thing to not have it come true. And even though I know God can perform miracles I didn't want it to happen in this book. And I wasn't disappointed by where it went. It's an excellent story of how with God anything is possible and I especially loved the growing relationship between father and daughter.

A great read!

I would really love to read the next 2 books in the series to see where Rue goes with this. It's a great series where you connect with the characters.

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