3.11.10

Book Review: Flip Flop by Wendy Lawton

I found this book at our school library the other day, I absolutely LOVED it! I'd never read anything by this author before, but I was hoping it was a good book. And it was.

I love the way the book was written. I haven't ever read a book quite like this before. The plot was interesting and new to me, and I just didn't want to put the book down! I even read it in the car on the way to school this morning, and I haven't done that it a long time.

Here's the back cover.
"What can a girl do when her whole messed-up life is about to be revealed on national television?


Best friends Channing “Chickie” Wells and Briana Harris know everything about each other—at least, that’s what Chickie thinks. But Briana keeps her biggest fears locked away. She can’t even bring herself to tell her best friend.


Chickie comes from an almost-perfect family, and Briana loves being the adopted second daughter. She eats dinner at the Wells home more than her own—it’s a welcome refuge from the pain and secrets in her family. But when the highly rated TV decorating sensation, Flip Flop comes to town, there’s more than one dramatic “reveal.” Will Briana have the courage to face her problems head on? And will Chickie and Briana’s bedroom makeovers give them the rooms of their dreams or the stuff of nightmares?"

I love the way the book was written. I haven't ever read a book quite like this before. The plot was interesting and new to me, and I just didn't want to put the book down! I even read it in the car on the way to school this morning, and I haven't done that it a long time.

One thing has kept Bree going through the years, a prayer that she found called "The Serenity Prayer"

The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonable happy in this life,
And sumpremely happy with Him forever in
    the next.
Amen. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

Is that amazing or what?
It's just a tiny glimpse of what's inside the book.

6 comments:

  1. hey em, changing faces is just as good, they were a good find :) hehe
    jordi

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  2. Yay! Have you finished it? Don't forget to bring it tomorrow:P

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  3. it looks really good! i'll have to check it out:)

    literally. like, at my library:D

    -anna :)

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  4. That sounds REALLY good, I want to read it now :).

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  5. Cool, I'll have to remember to read it after i finish the Christy Miller series! Thanks! :)

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  6. I'm going to look and see if my library has it...
    Sierra

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