Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Catwalk by Melody Carlson

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!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


Catwalk (On the Runway Book 2)

Zondervan (May 7, 2010)

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around the world, volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, raised two sons, and worked briefly in interior design and later in international adoption. “I think real-life experiences inspire the best fiction,” she says. Her wide variety of books seem to prove this theory.


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Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310717876
ISBN-13: 978-0310717874

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:





Here's my review of this amazing teen read:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Melody Carlson and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Catwalk" 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.

Melody Carlson’s “Catwalk” is Book #2 in her “On The Runway” series. Paige and Erin Forrester are back in the spotlight riding on the success of their television show, On The Runway. Their achievement leads them to New York City during Fashion Week. Their goals for the trip are very different – one sister led by professional ambition, the other by helping to promote an earth-friendly cause.

This highly dramatic teen fiction read opens the door to the less-than-fashionable side of New York. Melody Carlson captures her audience, regardless of age, with her deep expressiveness, realistic dialogue and engaging situations. She brings her characters to such life that you want them for your own friends – even when you disagree with them. I can’t wait to go back and read book 1 in the series, but book 2 is a solid standalone read.

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