Today I've asked my teen daughter to help me with this book review. She took the book from me the moment it came into the house. She was so delighted. I copied off a book report outline fromSheila Wray Gregoire website. From her answers on the book report form I turned them into interview style questions. I trust you enjoy this form of review my daughter and I have done with Melody Carlson's book the Best Friend.
Mom: What type of book would you say this was? R: a chic-flick and best friends
Mom: What is the main subject of the book? R: the title says it all, the Best Friend, it's about Lishia Vance who is looking for a BFF, but ends up with more than she can handle & a not so best friend.
Mom: Can you explain what is happening at the beginning of the book? R: Lishia Vance feels as though her BFF has rejected her for another girl. She makes "friends" with a popular cheerleader, Riley Atkins.
Mom: What trials does the main character fact throughout the book? R: Riley leads Lishia into a lot of bad stuff.
Lishia feels stuck when Riley blackmails her. Lishia basically becomes an actor in life. Lies to everyone, drinks and forgets about God.
Mom: What is the character like in the beginning? R: Lishia is a good Christian kid, but lonely. Making a bad friendship mealy destroys her life & reputation.
Mom: What do the challenges that happen to the character throughout the book do to the character? R: Lishia finds that it isn't about having a best friend but being one.
Mom: Have you ever read any of Melody Carlson's books before? R: No, I don't think so.
Mom: Would you recommend this book to your friends? R: Yes, It was a good read. I read half the book in one day. It is defiantly one of my favorite books that I've read in this teen genre.
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis