From Amazon.com: Seventeen-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.
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