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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Review: BRIGHT BLUE MIRICLE by Becca Wilhite

One of the books I just adore and laughed all the way through was MY RIDICULOUS ROMANTIC OBSESSIONS by Becca. So, as I was perusing the bookstore at Storymakers '13 and adding to my impressive stack of books, this was one I just could not pass up on.

From Amazon.comSeventeen-year-old Leigh Mason is not sure she is ready to share her mom, her bedroom, and her little sisters with her new stepsister, Betsy. And she's definitely not ready to share her best friend, who happens to be a boy! Coping with a blended family is not easy for either Leigh or Betsy, especially during their senior year in high school. Each step brings them nearer to a crisis that will either send them running in different directions or bind them firmly together (which, let s face it, would take a miracle). Bright Blue Miracle is a new young adult novel that has everything a girl wants: a hero (more specifically, a really cute boy), a villain (who happens to be a stepsister), comedy, despair, pedicures, ice cream, love, hate, tennis, revenge, and, of course, a couple of surprises that might send you for some tissues.

Audience: YA (clean)
Genre: YA Contemporary
Length: 173 pgs

Rating: **** (Really liked it)

Review: Becca taught a humor class at Storymakers conference this year that was SO so great, so I knew this book would be a laugh and a half. I'd just finished reading THE ORCHARD by Krista Lynne Jensen, and after all that emotion, I picked this one up to laugh over. Apparently I didn't read the back cover well enough, because yes, I did need some tissues. MORE FEELINGS! Eeek. Having gone through one of the issues myself with a family member probably made it harder to read.
But don't run away! Just because Becca can be deep, does not mean it wasn't fun. It was. She looked at the blended family conundrum in a great, humorous way that I adore. I don't typically get into the YA contemp genre (Only reason I knocked off a star--I just sorta don't get into books solely about teenager problems, although I certainly recognize that there's a big ol' group of people who do!), but I still really liked this book.

Buy it on Amazon.
Check out Becca's blog.

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I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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