Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Motorcycles, Sushi, and One Strange Book by Nancy Rue (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:



Motorcycles, Sushi, & One Strange Book

Zondervan (April 16, 2010)

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


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.


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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Book Summary:

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.

My Review:
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. :)

2 comments:

Bookfool said...

I don't know how I managed to get the second in this series but not this title! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think I needed to read this one, first, because Boyfriends, Burritos might have made more sense. Did you read them in the proper order?

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That one looks kind of fun! I would like to possibly get in on the Wild Cards but I don't know a lot about it. :)