Friday, April 29, 2011

Swept Away by Nicole O'Dell

Swept Away has been just that in my house.  I haven't seen the book since it entered the house in the mailbox, other than when it was in my teen daughter's hands.  She snatched it the minute the book was taken out of the envelope and I have yet to see it.  So I have asked her to help me with this review.  I asked her a few questions about the book, following are her answers.  Here you have it straight from a teens view.

Have you ever read any of Nicole O'Dell's books Scenarios ~ interactive fiction for girls?

Yes, I read Truth or Dare by Nicole O'Dell before this one.

What is it that drew you to this book?

The fact that it deals with real issues that teens are facing today.

This book is a 2-in-1 book.  High Stakes/Essence of Lilly Which book did you read? 

I read Essence of Lilly

Did you enjoy it?

Yes, I did.  I was a little skeptical at first because I had read another of her books before and while it was not bad it just wasn't my favorite.

What did you like about the book?

I liked being able to see how the 2 choices that were given send you in 2 different directions and you can see before you might ever be put in a situation lie it what will happen.

Would you read the other one?

Yes, I sure would!  I'm planning on starting next time I get some free time.

Would you recommend this book to other girls?  why/why not?

Sure.  It gives you ideas in a fun interactive way of what will happen in real life if you make a bad decision or how making the right decision always pays.

What age do you think this book is appropriate for?

I would say for the Essence of Lilly book readers should be at least 12 or 13.

Visit Scenarios for girls web site
author's web site
author's blog
teen talk radio

Decisions, decisions! How is a girl supposed to choose? Lessons of right and wrong are put to the test in the Scenarios series, where you can test your decision-making abilities in an eye-opening, but safe, way. Each book follows a character up to the point where she has to make an important, life-changing decision—then it’s your turn to choose. Will your choices lead to a happy ending?

Product Description
What would YOU do if you had to make a life altering decision? Would you stand your ground and choose a path that follows your belief? Or would you give in to peer pressure to avoid rejection? With this 2 in 1 book you are given the opportunity to do just that.

In High Stakes, Amber and Brittany are best friends but now they're in competition with each other. Whoever has the best grades and perfect attendance is able to win a brand new car! Amber wants to win so badly, especially since her father got laid off and money has been really tight. But when Amber cheats on a test and Brittany gets blamed for it, will Amber own up to it or let Brittany take the fall? You decide and discover the life-altering consequences.

In Essence of Lilly, Lilly will do anything to avoid being at him, including making up youth group events to hang out with her boyfriend Jason. But when Jason wants her to lie to her parents about an overnight church retreat so she can stay over his house without a chaperone, what will she do? You decide the course-make the wrong decision and discover the life-changing consequence that comes with it.

The author is allowing me to giveaway a book to one of my blog readers.  I'd love for you to visit one of  the author's sites
and comment on what you learned from your visit.   If you listen to one of her recorded teen talk programs I'll give you a bonus of 10.  Be sure to tell me which program you listened to.  Also be sure to leave a way of contact.  Please US Residents only.  I'll draw a winner for this book on Sat. May 14th from all that leave a comment. 

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I want to thank the author for providing me with a review copy and a giveaway copy of this book for this blog post.



F.a.Ellis said...

This book do seems interesting,because i have a cousin who entering her preteen years,where she's body conscious about how she looks,and she's hanging on to every word her friends say.This would be a great book for her to read so SHE can make her own decisions with out relying on her friends.

Liz V. said...

Have great-nieces for whom I'd like this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Visited author's website and blog. Latter ended in 2010.

Sarita said...

I went to the author's blog and read her Dear John letter. Very amusing.

I would love this book for our niece. It seems like the perfect read for a special young lady.