Today I get to review two more books in Nicole O'Dell's Scenarios for Girls series. I am really excited about this opportunity not only because I want to give you the scoop about a unique Christian series for tween girls, but because Nicole is a friend of mine and I even critiqued a portion of these books for her. How cool is that?
If you'd like to read my review of the first two books in this series, Truth or Dare and All that Glitters, click HERE.
First, a little about the series:
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?
Now a synopsis of the third and fourth books in the Scenarios series:
In Magna, Molly Jacobs isn’t sure what she should do: Should she follow through with stealing some clothes for her friends from Magna the trendy girls clothing store where she works? Or should she do what she knows is right, even if it means losing her friends?
In Making Waves, Kate Walker joins the swim team and becomes obsessed with practice and making it through the championships with flying colors. With a scholarship on the line and pressure from everyone, what will Kate do when she’s faced with pressure from her teammates to take an illegal substance that will help her swim multiple events in their championship meet?
Each of these books are fast-paced and held my interest. The challenges that Molly and Kate face (stealing and taking illegal drugs) are real and relevant for today's girls. The faith thread is woven throughout. These are girls who are Christians, yet are met with temptation and forced to make a choice. Can't get more real or relevant than that!
I absolutely love the point where the character comes to the fork in the road and needs to make a tough decision. Will she do what's right or will she succumb to temptation and make a poor choice? Included at the end of each book are three chapters that tell what happens when she makes the right choice and then three chapters that relay the results and consequences of making the wrong choice. Nicole does a wonderful job of showing the distinct differences of each choice and how the outcome affects these girls' lives. I have no doubt that these books have already helped more than a few girls take a closer look at the path they are traveling and consider the choices they'll make if faced with the same temptations.
I'd love to give you a copy of Magna and Making Waves so you can pass them along to a tween girl in your life. Leave a comment on this blog post and you'll automatically be in the running to win both of these books! Deadline to enter is 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 6th, when a winner will be randomly selected. I will announced the winner on Friday's blog post.
In the meantime, watch the book trailer for the Scenarios for Girls series:
Nicole O’Dell lives in Illinois with her husband and six children, three of whom are triplets. With a heart for young girls and a special passion for the relationship between mothers and daughters as they approach the teen years, Nicole created the Scenarios: Interactive Fiction for Girls series to help girls develop sound decision making skills. Her writing also includes devotionals and Bible studies for women of all ages.
To learn more about her, visit her website at www.nicoleodell.com
and her blog.
**Contest disclaimer: Void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents. Odds of winning depend on number of entrants.**