Monday, November 17, 2014

{Review} Trading Secrets

This was a quick, entertaining read. In fact, I read it in less time that it took to fly home from Disney World, thanks to a three-hour layover. I don't usually read young adult fiction, but this one seemed worth reading when I was asked if I was interested in reviewing it.

I haven't read Melody Carlson before, but I appreciated how she weaved Amish culture and beliefs in with this coming-of-age story. She's an author I'd share with my daughter when she's older.

The book begins with a teenage girl named Micah facing the misunderstanding-turned-lie that she wasn't actually a boy like her long-time pen pal, Zack, assumed. While circumstances that set up the story were unrealistic, the plot flowed easily and the characters seemed to face realistic internal conflicts.

ABOUT THE BOOK :: Released in October, "Trading Secrets" brings young adults a tale of worlds colliding, secrets being revealed, and friendships forming. Teens will enjoy this story of miscommunication and mishaps along the way to the truth.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR :: Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women and children. Her novels range from serious issues like schizophrenia to lighter topics like house-flipping, but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. She's won a number of awards (including Romantic Time's Career Achievement Award, the Rita and the Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website.

I received a free electronic copy of this book from Revell Books via Net Galley. This review is my own opinion.

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