Thursday, July 29, 2010

So Over It by Stephanie Morrill

Senior year is over, and Skylar is ready for a break.
But will she really be able to leave her old life behind?

Teen readers have loved the debut series from author Stephanie Morrill, identifying deeply with high school student Skylar Hoyt and her struggle to discover who she really is. RT Book Reviews called this “a promising new series. Morrill introduces a strong, relatable character to root for.”

In So Over It, the final book of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series, Skylar has just finished up her senior year. She’s 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?

Here is my review of this wonderful teen novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Stephanie Morrill and her publisher for sending me a copy of "So Over It" 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.

Stephanie Morrill has penned an engaging teen novel with her third book in “The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt” series. “So Over It” is the story of Skylar’s desire for a fresh start. I’d say this is a fairly universal desire for teens – and many adults I know. When an opportunity arises for Skylar to spend the summer in Hawaii with her grandparents, this seems like an ideal chance to make herself over. But she learns that no one can run away from their problems as Skylar deals with issues that I’m sad to learn are fairly typical for teens today.

This novel deals delicately with several serious topics and beautifully incorporates God and faith and church into teen life. I recommend this novel to moms and their teens to open lines of communication, bring about awareness of prevalent issues and assemble a timely prayer list for young people today.

“Available July 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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