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Book Review & CONTEST
Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:
Senior year is over and Skylar Hoyt is ready to forgive and forget. Or at least forget. She wants a fresh start where people don’t know about her partying past or her younger sister and her baby. A place where she won’t run in to her ex-boyfriend every time she leaves the house. When she gets the chance to spend the summer in Hawaii with her grandparents, Skylar jumps at the chance to get out of town. But when her sister needs her, Skylar has to swallow her pride and come back home. Will she be strong enough to rise above the gossip and live the life God wants for her?
This is the third and final book of the series, and I liked how Stephanie closed the series out. Again, she has great characters, except one—more on that later. Stephanie paints a very accurate picture, I think, of what happens in high school and just after. Worrying about what they should do for a living, figuring out where they fit in life, and of course, searching for true love.
One character I didn’t like much was Justin. He was a new addition, and I didn’t like him. Just seemed too rough/harsh. There was some closure eventually that made me soften up a bit, but not much. He just didn’t seem real to me.
But then again, I haven’t been a teenager—let alone a Christian teenager—in a zillion years, so maybe they really act like that. . . but I’m doubtful.
Overall, I loved this series. Great writing. Her words just flow. I read each book in one or two sittings each. She had me laughing and crying a few times, and I love that about the novels I read. Now, I’m a paranormal romance reader by nature, so for me to read a YA–non-paranormal book–that says a lot!
Way to go, Stephanie. Great job on this series. What do you have next for us??
ON TO THE CONTEST!
So, here are the “rules”
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–Contest is open until Midnight (Pacific time) Sunday October 24th, 2010. US residents only (sorry.)
I’ll be back to THIS POST and put who the winner is on Monday the 25th, 2010, so stay tuned.
Easy as that!
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Oh, and the legal stuff about the book: I was given these books by the publisher, free of charge. I received no compensation for these reviews posted and am under no obligation to post a positive review.