Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Motorcycles, Sushi, & One Strange Book, By: Nancy Rue

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Motorcycles, Sushi, & One Strange Book

Zondervan (April 16, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.


Visit the author's website.





Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310714842
ISBN-13: 978-0310714842

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Here is my review of this terrific teen novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Nancy Rue and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

After my daughter read and enjoyed Nancy Rue’s “Boyfriends, Burritos and an Ocean of Trouble”, I had to get her a copy of Nancy’s other extremely witty title for teens: “Motorcycles, Sushi and One Strange Book”. Jessie Hatcher’s life is anything but “normal”. When she’s uprooted from her mother’s home to live with her father, her life is completely shaken up. And not just because she thought her father was dead!

This novel is an incredibly engaging read for teens. Nancy Rue has a knack for identifying with young women, which is evidenced by this book and her other writings. Jessie’s story enlightens young girls to circumstances of which they may not be aware. It is also an incredible adventure that teens will recognize with on many levels.

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