You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
and the book:
Zondervan (April 20, 2010)
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.
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List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 20, 2010)
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A mysterious book unites four teen girls and unlocks the secret that will get each of them through the real-life struggles they face in their lives. Bryn O'Connor is good at keeping secrets. But when a car accident reveals the marks of her boyfriend's physically abusive behavior, the truth is unleashed. And it starts a tidal wave of trouble in Bryn's life: enemies who were once friends, a restraining order violation, and her world unraveled. If that weren't enough, her grandmother Mim arrives, attempting Mexican cuisine and insisting that Bryn try surfing. It's all too much! Even Bryn's habit of daydreaming won't offer an escape this time. But could a mysterious old book she found hold the secret to riding a tsunami like her life?
I really liked this Christian YA novel. It dealt with a real life topic of boyfriend physical abuse. The author seemed to capture the situation and age group perfect. We discover pretty early in the book that RF or Real Life is a simpler to read/understand version of the Bible. There is a slight paranormal aspect as the RF book only lets you read what it wants. She opens it and it goes to a particular section. This is book two in the series but it is okay so far to read out of order because it is a loose series based on the RF book. I have read book one and it good also. Highly Recommended.