2024 Reading Challenge

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

REVIEW for Be Strong and Curvaceous

Another huge thank you to Miriam at Hachette Books!!!

TITLE: Be Strong and Curvaceous

AUTHOR: Shelley Adina


RATING: 4 Stars

As always, I am an adult who is always attracted to YA books that send a positive message about life and who you are. I would hate to be a YA today - the pressure to "fit in" to be "like everyone else" is enormous and that is what the subject matter that is tackled by author Shelley Adina in this book Be Strong and Curvaceous. Without even opening the book, the author had me at the title.

However, I was delighted when the storyline confirmed my initial thought - this book brings back main character Carly. She is now at Spencer Academy and finally, some of her dreams seem to be coming through. She is asked to sit on the Design Your Dream Committee, but in order to be one of them, she will have to compromise some of her ideals - will she?

Thrown into this mix is a new roommate who brings some problems of her own. After they start receiving strange emails, Mac and Carly will find themselves having to find out the truth, in more ways than one.

This third book in the series All About Us - gives us everything - action, drama, romance and a message. There is some talk of God in this book and while I would necessarily classify it as Christian Fiction, there is a strong penchant for religion, however, I do not feel as though it is over the top - it does fit in well with the overall storyline.

Nice writing, good story and an important message.

I recommend this book to all YA.


Diana Dang said...

I was planning to request this book to review also but then I realized it was third in the series so I didn't want to try. I prefer to start from beginning to end.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you - there's no way I'd want to be a YA today. I'm glad there are some books with good messages for them out there.

cindysloveofbooks said...

Sounds really good. Miriam is sending me the series and I will also have a contest to win the series. Great review Tina.

Kristie said...

It's scary out there for them. I see it when I teach and my heart goes out for them.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Lol, I have read many YA books myself!

Yan said...

I actually own the second book and it's been sitting there for 4 months now...

Sue A. said...

YA books really have come into their own.

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