Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Never Been Kissed



Never Been Kissed: A Novel
Melody Carlson
(Revell)
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3259-2
January, 2011/224 pages/$9.99


New School = New Chance for That First Kiss

Summer is ending, and for once that doesn't seem like such a bad thing to Elise. She's hoping that starting fresh at a new high school will turn her first-kiss prospects around. New guys, new friends, and a new lease on life.

What she wasn't counting on was all the new pressure--to hang with the right crowd, wear the right clothes, and date the right guy. Just when it seems she's on top of the world, everything comes crashing down. Could one bad choice derail her future?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus. She also writes many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon. Visit Melody's website at www.melodycarlson.com.

MY THOUGHTS:
Melody Carlson has her finger on the pulse of modern-day teen issues, and this book should be required reading for every teenage girl. It deals realistically with a very real dilemma for so many: the desire to be accepted, the longing to have a boyfriend, the inability to see far-reaching consequences of seemingly innocuous actions. Elise has been a Christian since she was twelve, and she does have standards she sticks to, but naively doesn't realize how quickly life can be turned upside down by her actions and those she thought were her friends. I am absolutely passing this one on to my high school girl.


Available January 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell 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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3 comments:

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Cathy said...

Sounds good. Wish my youngest girl liked to read. Think this would be a good one for her.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I'll have to look this one up. My Girlchild is right at this stage...YIKES!

R