Sunday, June 26, 2011

Double Take by Melody Carlson (Review)

  • Reading level: Young Adult

  • Paperback: 273 pages

  • Publisher: Revell; Original edition (June 1, 2011)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0800719647

  • It's spring break of her senior year and Madison Van Buren is fed up. Stressed over Ivy League pressure, her parents' marital problems, and her boyfriend's neglect, Madison gets in her car and drives west. Meanwhile, eighteen-year-old Anna Bronner wants to escape the so-called simple life--which for her consists of caring for younger siblings, sewing, cooking, and gardening--and she's well aware that her future will simply be more of the same with a man she doesn't love. Suddenly, worlds collide when Madison and Anna meet in a small town, realize they look uncannily similar, and decide the grass is definitely greener on the other side. Readers will love this funny and provocative tale of switching places from bestselling author Melody Carlson. As they get a glimpse into two very different worlds, they may find themselves happy to be just who they are, where they are.

    My Review:
    This was a cute, simple, sweet Christian young adult book. Even though the plot is one that has been used many times I still enjoyed reading the book. Maddie and Anna both learned several things by switching places. One of them is to appreciate what they have. Anna is a simple Amish girl who is tired of her everyday life and missing her ex boyfriend who left the community for New York. Maddie is a super rich stressed out by family and school girl. After they switch places they both have several moments of regret but in the end are happy with the results. I think middle school Christian girls will like this book the best. Recommended. :)

    Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
    Thank you Donna at Revell for my review copy.

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