Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Book Review: Me, Just Different by Stephanie Morrill

Getting a fresh start is harder than it looks.

Skylar Hoyt is a girl who seems to have it all--she's pretty, popular, and has a great-looking boyfriend. Her senior year should be the best one yet. But a horrible experience at a summer party has changed everything. Now she's vowing to make better choices, including going back to church. But as Skylar tries to gain new perspective on life, the world as she knows it begins to fall apart.

Her parents are constantly fighting. Her younger sister has a big secret that Skylar is forced to keep. The guy she's dating is annoyingly jealous. And the new guy down the street is just plain annoying. In the midst of the chaos, Skylar starts to wonder who her real friends are and, even more importantly, who she is.

 My Review:
Woah. This book is incredible. I related much more to Skylar than I thought I would. I mean, I've never gone to public school, smoked, or went to keg parties (thank the Lord.) But I knew how she felt being with a guy you weren't sure you liked--much less loved. Because I found myself in a situation quite similar to hers. Once I got into this book I could hardly put it down.

Now for more about the book. Skylar Hoyt finds herself changing after a close-call at a party. It's because of this close-call that she agrees to date Eli. He's pleasant to the eyes, charming, and he loves her. What's not to like?

Skylar faces many daily high-school teenage struggles that a lot of girls could most likely relate to. An extremely jealous boyfriend, fighting parents, parties, oh yeah- and that annoying new boy down the street. She seems to handle things well at first, taking some to just be the new normal.

But something is bugging her. Why doesn't she reciprocate Eli's feelings? Skylar slowly comes to realize she can never really go back to how things were before. Can God be the key she needs to sorting out her life? To changing for good? There are so many questions and so many answers- but you'll have to read it to get them!

I highly recommend this book for any teenager. :)

Interested? You can purchase the book here!

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