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