Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Blog Tour: What Matters Most by Melody Carlson Book Review:


What matters most


I was beyond excited when I had the chance to review a Melody Carlson Book. I have never read any of her Young Adult books, but I love some of her other books. Even though this was a Young Adult Book, I was hooked. I didn’t have all the details cause I haven’t read the previous books yet, but that really didn’t play a huge part. However, I will be looking into the whole series now! For a young adult book, it had me thinking. I was really inspired and drawn to this book. I would encourage any teen to read this book. Melody Carlson, is a truly wonderful writer, I love her books!!

Book Summary:

Maya’s Green Tip for the Day: Recycled fashion is one of the most fun ways to go green. A pair of jeans could be transformed into a denim skirt. A sweater into a vest. A bunch of old ties into a dress. A blanket into a poncho. Accessorize it in new way–with beads, buttons, appliqués, buckles, stencils, or ribbons…your imagination is only the limit. (65 words)

Sixteen-year-old Maya Stark has a lot to sort through. She could graduate from high school early if she wants to. She’s considering it, especially when popular cheerleader Vanessa Hartman decides to make her life miserable–and Maya’s ex-boyfriend Dominic gets the wrong idea about everything.

To complicate matters even more, Maya’s mother will be released from prison soon, and she’ll want Maya to live with her again. That’s a disaster waiting to happen. And when Maya plays her dad’s old acoustic guitar in front of an audience, she discovers talents and opportunities she never expected. Faced with new options, Maya must choose between a “normal” life and a glamorous one. Ultimately, she has to figure out what matters most.

Author Bio:  

Melody Carlson has published over ninety books for adults, children, and teens, with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award.

Buy it: You can go to Random House to purchase this book.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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