Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Best Friend - A Review

Lishia Vance went from being popular to being an outcast in a matter of days. Feeling left out at the closeness of the girl she thought was her best friend and a new girl, Lishia finds herself pulling away from her youth group friends and even from God. When she strikes up a conversation with popular, beautiful cheerleader, Riley Atkins, Lishia suddenly finds herself thrust into being a member of the "in crowd." But is the cost too much? Is Riley too good to be true or is she genuine? Lishia doesn't know and it's going to take some pretty interesting events for her to discover what exactly she's looking for.

This book is definitely targeted for teens and preteens. As I'm neither, it was a very quick read for me. Early on, I was able to see the direction that the events were heading, and I found myself hoping that Lishia would have some good Christian friends come to her and tell her that she's heading down a dangerous path.

While this probably won't make my read again list, I did get several important things from the story. The first that it's so easy to get caught up in the trappings of the world because it's "pretty". And to me, that reminded me of what sin looks like in our lives. The second thing  I got from this book is the value of being honest and telling the truth saves you a world of hurt. Also being willing to say you're sorry is another point that the author makes. Overall, this was a very entertaining book and I recommend it to teens and preteens.

I received this book for free from the publisher, Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of reviewing.

Look for The Best Friend at your favorite bookseller in June 2012 from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Rating - 3 stars, but it's really more of 3.5 star book for me.

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