Monday, April 2, 2012

Out with the In Crowd: A Review

Summary: Skylar is juggling too many things: parents on the verge of divorce, a sister who will soon be a teen mom, a boyfriend who wants more time. To top it off, she can no longer count on her old friends, who don't seem to understand why she doesn't want to party any more. When her past comes back to haunt her, will she be able to keep it all together?

My Thoughts: What I liked most about this book was the authentic portrayal of Skylar's struggle between her past and what she wants her future to be. Too many times Christian fiction makes life out to be perfect once someone has accepted Christ, but that's when the true battle begins. The battle between our sinful nature and our desire to be more like Jesus. Morrill handles this transformation perfectly: no preaching and a lot of action in the form of teen angst, the flutter of first love, and real family issues.

Teens will relate to this book, and adult readers will be taken back to high school. Great book.

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