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)
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.
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List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 16, 2010)
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Normal? While family dinners and vacations to touristy destinations are ordinary events for her 'normal' friends, fifteen-year-old Jessie Hatcher's normal life means dealing with her ADHD and her mother's bipolar disorder. So why is Jessie shocked when the unexpected happens? Now her 'normal' includes living in Florida with the father she always thought was dead and learning the secrets of sushi from a man who teaches by tormenting her. Life isn't any saner with her dad, but a cute guy and a mysterious book might just be the crazy Jessie needs.
I really liked this book. This is a great new YA series by Nancy Rue. It seems very realistic. Even though I am 27 I still enjoyed the book. It does deal with some hard topics like a parent with bipolar, Jessie has ADHD, and discovers her father is not dead like her mother told her. This book still has some fun moments and some touching ones. There is even a little romance for Jessie in it. Highly Recommended. :)