Monday, July 26, 2010

So Over It

So Over It
Stephanie Morrill
July, 2010/272 pages/$11.99

How can Skylar stay true to herself without losing the ones she loves most?

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 past or her dysfunctional family. A place where she won't run into her ex-boyfriend every time she leaves the house. When she gets the opportunity to spend the summer in Hawaii with her grandparents, Skylar jumps at the chance to get out of town. But will she truly be able to leave her old life behind? And will she be strong enough to rise above the gossip and live the life God wants?

Stephanie Morrill is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Teen Lit writers' group. Morrill is the author of Me, Just Different and Out with the In Crowd, and she also serves in youth ministry. She lives in Kansas with her husband and young daughter.

This is the first book in this series that I have read. While there were references in the book to happenings from previous books, I was able to follow the story without difficulty. So Over It is a novel about a teenage girl who is a relatively new Christian and dealing with some difficult, but sadly realistic, events that occurred. Older teens will enjoy this book, but I would encourage parents of younger teens and those who have been more sheltered to read it first. It is encouraging to see quality fiction depicting Christian teens dealing with real-life issues.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell/Baker Publishing Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Kathy said...

Linda, I just wanted to let you know that I published my post and added it to Friday's meme today. I didn't have internet access Fri-Sun. so I am late!
I look forward to Fridays, and doing your meme, so I wanted to participate--even if it was late!

Kim said...

I reacted as a parent to this one. My review goes up tomorrow! She certainly writes realistic teen stories! It was good, but it got under my parent skin...does that make sense?

Cathy said...

Sounds like anothr good book. I wish my 15 year old liked to read.

quilly said...

Someone else whose blog I read wrote almost these exact same words for this book!